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Old June 15, 2018, 09:55   #51
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Kelly, I have a side by side I can trailer up to the match if needed. Just let me know.

Since participation in these things is now top priority on my bucket list, I restarted my previous fitness regimen. I had to stop due to employment schedule changes. However recently told my employer that I WAS going to be late 3 days a week in order to attend my 90 minute workouts. Progress is coming along faster than expected, so this weekend I am going to try and do a walk for 2 miles in the heat to see if I have any issues. If none come up, I WILL be signing up for the 3K.

I won't be doing a lot of running, but hopefully I will be able to maintain a brisk walking pace by the time the match is on us.








And for those that are wondering - three 90 minute sessions per week of Bikram Yoga:

Bikram yoga is like no other. Yes, it’s challenging — you will perform physical postures in a heated room. But with great challenges come great, lasting and dramatic benefits.

You’ll get in better shape and become more flexible. You’ll develop the ability to keep your mind quiet and focused for 90 minutes. You’ll discover an exercise plan for life; one that keeps your spine, joints and soft tissues strong and moving without pain as you age.

And you’ll develop a mind awareness of the body which helps you recognize your physical and mental responses to stress. You’ll be able to alter these habitual reaction patterns with healing breath and movement.
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Old June 15, 2018, 12:29   #53
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Way to go, Tac - yoga rocks!
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That's AWESOME Tac, good for you. I've done bikram once and it was hot. At least you'll be well acclimated to the summer weather I would love to see you compete in the 3k.
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Thanks all. It is funny how my family doc was all heck yeah and go ahead when I discussed me starting the Bikram style. Which is kind of odd since I was diagnosed with COPD. Heat and humidity are key factors to avoid with COPD. That said, I did experience a little pulmonary distress on my very first session but learned to control and cope with the heat and humidity. And according to my doc, the severity of my COPD lessened while I was a practitioner of yoga. Since starting again I can feel the improvement after each session.

Once this rain stops, I'll be heading out to the track to try for 2 miles (3K=1.86 mi) at a decent pace (anything under 40-45 minutes).

And if things work out, I will be carrying FN products all the way. No FAL, but a SCAR 17H and FNX9.
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Was the pulmonary distress from the heat and the yoga, or being surrounded by a ton of hot flexible sweaty chicks?
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If you don't reset the targets then I'll probably add another penalty like 'unsportsmanlike conduct' or something, 30 seconds or something like that. We'll be reminding you though as you're getting off anyway.
So RO keeps the card until they have reset the targets?

Yes, Yes...South Carolina. You people...chopping up your states.
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You people...chopping up your states.
We had a conversation about this with several PhD's the other day, and nobody could come up with the answer. Mebbe someone here knows:

West Virginia split off from Virginia over the Civil War. Why did North and Souh Carolina split?
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Read this: http://www.ushistory.org/us/5c.asp

And this: https://www.landofthebrave.info/lords-proprietors.htm

Happened very early in the formations of the colonies.

And somewhere in there my predecessors were given a Land Grant of 2000 acres in the Piedmont of the Carolinas. Not sure what happened after that, but convinced we picked the wrong side, as usual.
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Just got back from the track. 2 miles <40 minutes. Not a world record, but pretty good for a guy that got winded walking up a flight of stairs. 89, 64% humidity, no wind, blue jeans, t shirt, and hiking boots. Not bad for an old fat guy. Oh, almost forgot the blue tooth playing some golden oldies from the 60's.

No issues during the exercise, just had to concentrate on maintaining the pace. Halfway through it was too easy to slip into a stroll.



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So RO keeps the card until they have reset the targets?

Yes, Yes...South Carolina. You people...chopping up your states.
Yeah that's a good idea. Plus RO can be filling out your time/etc as you reset.

I had a dream last night that it was Carolina run and gun day and I didn't have anything done. All of my FAL friends were filing in and I was trying to help everyone get accommodated while realizing I didn't have trophies ready, course marked, LOL. #firstworldMDproblems
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It does change the way you see matches.

"Dang that's cool!" becomes "Damn, that must have been hard to set up!"
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but convinced we picked the wrong side, as usual.
But, you're our friend...OIC.
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I had a dream last night that it was Carolina run and gun day and I didn't have anything done. All of my FAL friends were filing in and I was trying to help everyone get accommodated while realizing I didn't have trophies ready, course marked, LOL. #firstworldMDproblems
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Yeah that's a good idea. Plus RO can be filling out your time/etc as you reset.

I had a dream last night that it was Carolina run and gun day and I didn't have anything done. All of my FAL friends were filing in and I was trying to help everyone get accommodated while realizing I didn't have trophies ready, course marked, LOL. #firstworldMDproblems
Actually.

If you don't have a dog...and/or it doesn't like skunks...and/or you wouldn't drag it back into the hotel after it got skanked, you would probably be forgiven everything on your list.

The forgiveness bar has been set pretty low.
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If you didn't have that dream, you'd never be a good match director. The worrying stops when the last competitor drives off into the sunset after the prizes, accolades, and party goers have left. Then it start all over again, worrying about the next match a year away. You did a fantastic job at the Military Match you put on last year. It was very successful all because of you and your hard work and planning.

Just make sure your staff know how you want the match/stages/admin done and let them take the load off your shoulders. The good people with take care of you and the match, making things run smoothly. You just need to check up on them occasionally. Ask Stimpy about letting the staff do most of the work.

Speaking of work, I am coming up on Thursday. If need be, I can come up early, go straight to the range (around 10 or 11 a.m.) and help set up if needed. I can also bring my portable power tools to assist in building stuff. Just let me know.
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Don't forget awarding the trophies to the wrong guys.
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Actually.

If you don't have a dog...and/or it doesn't like skunks...and/or you wouldn't drag it back into the hotel after it got skanked, you would probably be forgiven everything on your list.

The forgiveness bar has been set pretty low.
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At first,I thought that skunk came to just torment Nuttz.

In reality, that dog brought it to torment everyone.
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And then Tiger tormented the entire lodge, to include the wedding party staying there!
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+Fabricator will be there!
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I'll be there.


Now with OK finished up I can concentrate on this. Trying to get my ducks in a row, working on all of my RO info and all those goodies. Can't wait to see y'all again!!
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I am in also. Not only as an R/O but as a participant.

Long ago at the first few RBGC FAL matches, Stimpy had a furthest traveled award. I wonder if B17 would consider the longest time on course award. I think I have an hourglass around here that could be used as the award.

Dang, just thought about that and decided to leave it be. It would just be coming home with me anyway.
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Officially benched for this week as I broked my right knee somehow fixing the leftovers from the tree company removal of a stump and trunk in the lower yard. Ticks me off I can go weeks running with the weight vest on and no issues and a single day of yard work blows up a knee, but I guess I have to trust the training to this point and be smart enough to sit a few days out.

Push off to the left or rotate counter-clockwise as viewed from above with weight on it causes pain.

It's not helping that I appear to have gotten a summer cold and my blood sugar is in the stratosphere no matter what I do.

Been futzing with the gear and have some changes to make. Want to get the pistol off the vest and onto the belt.

F-ing life...I swear. It's a good thing it's so much fun.
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Officially benched for this week as I broked my right knee somehow fixing the leftovers from the tree company removal of a stump and trunk in the lower yard. Ticks me off I can go weeks running with the weight vest on and no issues and a single day of yard work blows up a knee, but I guess I have to trust the training to this point and be smart enough to sit a few days out.

Push off to the left or rotate counter-clockwise as viewed from above with weight on it causes pain.

It's not helping that I appear to have gotten a summer cold and my blood sugar is in the stratosphere no matter what I do.

Been futzing with the gear and have some changes to make. Want to get the pistol off the vest and onto the belt.

F-ing life...I swear. It's a good thing it's so much fun.
Dang man - that sucks. You and me will make quite the pair of gimps for this match.

Do you hear that? God is laughing at our "plans" again.
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Now that I have the chance to beat Stimpy in a run and he bails.

Really, just take it easy and heal.
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Now that I have the chance to beat Stimpy in a run and he bails.

Really, just take it easy and heal.
I am not bailing on the run...I am taking a week off training to let the knee heal.

Feels better today, but I am sick for sure with my sugars the way they are...good week for the knee I guess.
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Just funnin ya Stimpy. And I how pro-active you are to getting better. Take it easy for a week or so and heal. You push it and you hurt yourself more, the longer it takes to recover.

My new long term goal is to make you run, or at least walk fast , when you time me for my RBGC Action Stage run.
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I can't believe we're only two weeks out! And I am SO not ready.

Because I'm a little bitch I'm taking a full week off of training while the broken pinky heals. Next week I'll get back to running, and try to figure out how I'm going to shoot with it in the way.

I also did the math and it'd be tough to carry enough .45ACP for me to be comfortable. Between that and the pinky I might just go 9mm this time. I just ordered some more 9mm mags just in case, but I want to see how hard it is to spin the spinner with the baby round before I fully commit to it.

I was even thinking of going .223 (the horror!) this time because of the pinky - but I know my drops and windage so much better with the .308, and I'd have to load up some ammo for the mousegun. So I'll probably just stay with the big Armalite.

What's everyone else carrying? Anybody staying true to the FAL?
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I can't believe we're only two weeks out! And I am SO not ready.

Because I'm a little bitch I'm taking a full week off of training while the broken pinky heals. Next week I'll get back to running, and try to figure out how I'm going to shoot with it in the way.

I also did the math and it'd be tough to carry enough .45ACP for me to be comfortable. Between that and the pinky I might just go 9mm this time. I just ordered some more 9mm mags just in case, but I want to see how hard it is to spin the spinner with the baby round before I fully commit to it.

I was even thinking of going .223 (the horror!) this time because of the pinky - but I know my drops and windage so much better with the .308, and I'd have to load up some ammo for the mousegun. So I'll probably just stay with the big Armalite.

What's everyone else carrying? Anybody staying true to the FAL?
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FAL+SigP226 again.

Good point about the spinner...need to load up some 9mm. I wonder if I have any more of those 168gr 9mm pills?
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Is the spinner on the 8k? I don't recall seeing it on the 5k. Guess I should read again. For a pistol, I'll probably use my CZ P09 again.
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Is the spinner on the 8k? I don't recall seeing it on the 5k. Guess I should read again. For a pistol, I'll probably use my CZ P09 again.
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Is the spinner on the 8k? I don't recall seeing it on the 5k. Guess I should read again. For a pistol, I'll probably use my CZ P09 again.
Are you really going to do a 5k this time, or are you going to run it twice again? ;-)
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Are you really going to do a 5k this time, or are you going to run it twice again? ;-)
I'll try to pay better attention to the signage this time lol. Having said that, I need to practice for the legion 10k so I may click it off twice
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Officially benched for this week as I broked my right knee somehow fixing the leftovers from the tree company removal of a stump and trunk in the lower yard. Ticks me off I can go weeks running with the weight vest on and no issues and a single day of yard work blows up a knee, but I guess I have to trust the training to this point and be smart enough to sit a few days out.

Push off to the left or rotate counter-clockwise as viewed from above with weight on it causes pain.

It's not helping that I appear to have gotten a summer cold and my blood sugar is in the stratosphere no matter what I do.

Been futzing with the gear and have some changes to make. Want to get the pistol off the vest and onto the belt.

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I've been fighting hip pain for the past few weeks now. Unfortunately, I don't feel my level of fitness is such that I can take a couple of weeks off to try and let it heal. I have, however, used it as an opportunity to address my less than perfect running stride and some strength imbalance. The pain is getting better, keeping my hips in a more square position, I feel I've gotten stronger and my pace times have improved....... They're still horribly slow though lol.
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Well...you'll probably run past it anyway, right?
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I've been fighting hip pain for the past few weeks now. Unfortunately, I don't feel my level of fitness is such that I can take a couple of weeks off to try and let it heal. I have, however, used it as an opportunity to address my less than perfect running stride and some strength imbalance. The pain is getting better, keeping my hips in a more square position, I feel I've gotten stronger and my pace times have improved....... They're still horribly slow though lol.
Not now, but next time you have a break between runs, I recommend reading and thinking about as much of this as you can. It's not an all or nothing, there are aspects of this I can't incorporate/sustain, but every newly rounded edge is less pain.

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Not now, but next time you have a break between runs, I recommend reading and thinking about as much of this as you can. It's not an all or nothing, there are aspects of this I can't incorporate/sustain, but every newly rounded edge is less pain.

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x2. This made a big difference for me. Give yourself time to work through all the lessons in the book, and then see how you feel.
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That's not the plan so....... Yes
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Not now, but next time you have a break between runs, I recommend reading and thinking about as much of this as you can. It's not an all or nothing, there are aspects of this I can't incorporate/sustain, but every newly rounded edge is less pain.

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Awesome, thanks! I've known for a while my stride was bad. Probably caused mostly by strength imbalance. Both from side to side and between muscle groups.
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Yes. 17 Heavy. Opted for this rifle because of size/weight vs caliber. Plus I have a 1x6x32 Vortex Viper on it. Since this is my first WNG (Walk and Gun), I figured the scope might give me an advantage for long range. As I become more familiar with the Match format ( this one is just the first), I will probably alter what I use. I am comfortable with irons out to 4-500 yards, but not sure how I can manage obstacles with a full sized battle rifle. After all, I WILL take up most of the available space while negotiating them.
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I started setting up on Saturday. Got lots done - most of the targets moved to stages, some obstacles in place, general planning concerns. Looks like 90% of my original planned CoF will remain the same. Hauled a VTAC down there and set that up. Made my barbed wire crawls too, what a PITA, looked like I got in a fight with my cat.

Designed some t-shirts over the weekend (ordered!) some signs to help direct foot traffic (shipped already!) and ordered trophies too. Figured out 80% of what RO's are going where and how this shindig should operate on RO day. Should.

Dealing with last minute cancellations of RO's and bringing on new ones. Gotta keep things exciting!!

Now just working on my lists of what to bring. I think I will need a bigger truck Even when I go to a match as a non-MD my truck is packed.

Ironically I've been so busy with this and my real job that my own training has taken a backseat. So my runs will be interesting to say the least. We will just call this "preparation" an extended taper.

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I'm stoked! I did 3 miles this morning for the first time since the broken finger. No issues other than it's awkward and goofy. We'll see how it is to shoot with it this weekend.
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Okay, I can see how a broken finger can affect your shooting and obstacle negotiation. But how in the hell does it affect your running, unless it is one of those mystic oriental yin yang thing?

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[QUOTE=beseventeen;4612189]crawls too, what a PITA, looked like I got in a fight with my cat.[/quote

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I think I like other people's matches more than mine...maybe...I dunno.
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