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Old October 07, 2017, 00:26   #101
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Old October 07, 2017, 06:31   #102
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I'm glad I read this post. I knew that I wanted to go but I had no idea that tickets would sell out so fast. So both the 10K and 20 K are completely filled? I'll work out the logistics of travel later but wow, that's fantastic. Is the winter one more popular than the summer? I swear I remember the summer one taking a little while longer to sell out.
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Wow - you go, girl!!!
Like I mentioned on FB, the further I have to travel, the more of a challenge/distance I want. I wanted to do the 20 K in the summer but I skipped since it was my first one ever, and didn't want to die out there.

Again, I'm really looking forward to this. I'm generally a motivated person but it's so much easier for me to run and hit the gym regularly if I know I have something to train for. So I figure I'll just pick a run and gun every couple months and I'll be set. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Kentucky for Tigers run! I'm trying to get a couple of friends to come with me this time to help with the drive.
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Like I mentioned on FB, the further I have to travel, the more of a challenge/distance I want. I wanted to do the 20 K in the summer but I skipped since it was my first one ever, and didn't want to die out there.

Again, I'm really looking forward to this. I'm generally a motivated person but it's so much easier for me to run and hit the gym regularly if I know I have something to train for. So I figure I'll just pick a run and gun every couple months and I'll be set. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Kentucky for Tigers run! I'm trying to get a couple of friends to come with me this time to help with the drive.
The more I learn about you, the more I am impressed. It'd be great if you could bring friends - Tiger is having some trouble filling his match. Small word of warning: he does math like Okies do math. You might want to train for more than 6k.
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I'm glad I read this post. I knew that I wanted to go but I had no idea that tickets would sell out so fast. So both the 10K and 20 K are completely filled? I'll work out the logistics of travel later but wow, that's fantastic. Is the winter one more popular than the summer? I swear I remember the summer one taking a little while longer to sell out.
I think it's easier due to our mild winters...heat just sucks.

If we ever have an ice storm or get a foot of snow, things will get interesting quick. Imagine the creek crossing or the hill with snow n ice....and the road is all uphill.
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The more I learn about you, the more I am impressed. It'd be great if you could bring friends - Tiger is having some trouble filling his match. Small word of warning: he does match like Okies do math. You might want to train for more than 6k.
If you're impressed by me then it doesn't take much does it I mean heck I haven't even cooked/baked for ya, you ain't seen nothing yet.

And yes I am def over training!!!
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If you're impressed by me then it doesn't take much does it I mean heck I haven't even cooked/baked for ya, you ain't seen nothing yet.

And yes I am def over training!!!
I know a while bunch of women (and a couple men) that are good at cooking and baking. I only know one other woman who has tackled the 20k, and she impresses the hell out of me too. But to be fair, I only know a few men who have tackled the 20k, and I am wholly impressed by them as well.
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I only know one other woman who has tackled the 20k, and she impresses the hell out of me too.
Melanie I wish we lived closer, I think that we would get along pretty well together!! I only briefly spoke to her at OK, I was kind of star struck so I don't think I mumbled much more than, "omg youre amazing"...

I am doing the RnG's because they are fun and I like them of course, but ultimately I want to start working towards the long range sniper challenges. I want to do the Purgatory one next year and it looks pretty brutal. For my size I'm pretty strong, but I'll still have to do the same tasks everyone else does, and there looks to be quite a bit of dragging your partner around mine will likely be a 200lb dude so I'll hit the strength training pretty hard when we get closer. In the meantime the RnGs will be great practice for obstacles, and what does and doesn't work as far as carrying gear.

And whatever one that Bruno posted about (that really got me going on this whole thing months ago), I think it was somewhere in the northwest, some 30 mile hump where you have to navigate/camp/shoot/etc, that's what I want to do too.

Bring on the adventure for 2018!!!
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Melanie I wish we lived closer, I think that we would get along pretty well together!! I only briefly spoke to her at OK, I was kind of star struck so I don't think I mumbled much more than, "omg youre amazing"...

I am doing the RnG's because they are fun and I like them of course, but ultimately I want to start working towards the long range sniper challenges. I want to do the Purgatory one next year and it looks pretty brutal. For my size I'm pretty strong, but I'll still have to do the same tasks everyone else does, and there looks to be quite a bit of dragging your partner around mine will likely be a 200lb dude so I'll hit the strength training pretty hard when we get closer. In the meantime the RnGs will be great practice for obstacles, and what does and doesn't work as far as carrying gear.

And whatever one that Bruno posted about (that really got me going on this whole thing months ago), I think it was somewhere in the northwest, some 30 mile hump where you have to navigate/camp/shoot/etc, that's what I want to do too.

Bring on the adventure for 2018!!!
You are way too motivated but you are fresh n inspiring.
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...there looks to be quite a bit of dragging your partner around mine will likely be a 200lb dude...
You and Mel should partner up for one of these and dominate! I remember Rusty (her husband) and Matt (their friend) and her talking about some partner-based match coming up and they were trying to decide who would partner with whom. Put Rusty and Matt on a team and you and Mel on a team and it would be a great mix.

Or it may be like putting two lionesses in a cage together and you guys would kill each other. Hard to tell...

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Or it may be like putting two lionesses in a cage together and you guys would kill each other. Hard to tell...

Nah - I could tell she was cool. We'd get along real good!! To be honest with you I have never met a girl into guns that I did not instantly hit it off with anyway!
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Tiger is having some trouble filling his match.
Any idea why this is true? The sponsor list is a freaking mile long!


Glad to hear you will be at Tiger's match, Kelley.
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...Any idea why this is true?...
I will go out on a limb and say scheduling for Veteran's Day. Unfortunately the Federal Holiday is observed on Friday (day off) and that weekend probably has a lot of competing events for Vets (at least speaking from that stand point personally, which is why I can't make it) which make up a significant pool of the folks that could/would participate in such an event. Many of the Active Duty folks will have a lot of mandatory commitments that weekend and well as former and retirees in things like ceremonies, banquets, balls, hometown parades etc... Friday (Nov 10th) is the Marine Corps Birthday, so from the Corps stand point, that takes a lot of us out of the availability mix. Just my perspective.
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Training this weekend is the Spartan beast.

13-14 miles, 35 obstacles.

Mild weather. Low 30ís high 60ís.
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Mild weather. Low 30ís high 60ís.
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13-14 miles, 35 obstacles.

Mild weather. Low 30’s high 60’s.
Go man, go! Are you going to post pics of you in tights again?
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Go man, go! Are you going to post pics of you in tights again?


Iíll post pics.

But it wonít be in my flash suit.
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So i made it alright.

Just over 14 miles.

Not fast at all, just over 7 hours. The group i went with from the gym was really SLOOOOOW!

Only failed 3 obstacles. The rope climb, a ring/bar/pipe swing, and a rotating grip monkey bar.

There were a lot of water crossings. Some deep and some long.

The mud pit/dunk obstacle was early on the course. Maybe low 40's. With a 5-10 wind.

It was cold all day. We were in and out of water from beginning to end.

A little stiff and sore today.

Trifecta complete.

Beast qualified.
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just over 7 hours.
Wow - I think the only thing I've EVER done for 7 hours is sleep!

Beast indeed!!!
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Wow - I think the only thing I've EVER done for 7 hours is sleep!

Beast indeed!!!
Anymore, i don't even get 7 hours of continuous sleep.

But, i believe i could've easily finished in the 5.5 hour range.

But would've failed a couple more obstacles.
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Awesome! You look a lot happier in the water than that poor girl behind you.
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You look great but you're missing a riFAL!!!!


So, this weekend is the two month mark for January...sheesh this is going by fast. Here I was contemplating a little break in between the KY R&G and buckling down for January, but it looks like Sunday & Monday are it for rest days LOL.

I'm going to try and do a lot of cold weather running...since it looks like avg temps for Pawnee in Jan are in the 30's (in the heat of the day I'm assuming lol). Basically just never let myself get warm and comfortable this winter and I will be good
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Temps in Oklahoma are really pretty awesome - average in Pawnee is 70.
20 in winter, 120 in summer = 70 average.....
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Well kids how are we looking on our training for OK??? This threads been a little quiet...



I did a 5k turkey trot on Thanksgiving to semi-offset the beer and pie, I won the 30-34 ladies and finished 8th out of 400 something women, 50 out of 800 something overall. Did it in 23:19 which was 40 seconds faster than the one I did back in June. Sure feels nice to trot without 25lbs of gear banging around

On Friday I practiced skeet shooting (irrelevant to this match but I have a 3gun coming up this weekend). Then I blew stuff up and it was great. Ever seen a propane tank go 300ft in the air? Well now you can:



Then we shot pistols and did bowling pin drag races which is good practice for under the clock shooting.

Saturday I went out with my shooting buddy and we dialed in our medium-range AR's for the "long range" 3GN Nation match in Virginia in a couple weeks.

Last night I ran 10 miles. I'm trying to acclimate to the cold weather running. Nice thing about this time of year is lots of pretty Christmas lights to look at

What are you all planning on wearing for the run? Assuming we're in the 35-45 degree range I'm thinking a lightly-lined Underarmor long sleeve shirt, 5.11 range tights (they're decently thick), wool socks with waterproof tennis shoes, probably gloves too. I'm afraid to go with any more clothes than that because being sweaty in the cold kind of sucks.
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I will not be wearing "range tights", I can promise you that. ;-)

If you keep beating people like you are though, you'll have everyone wearing range tights and painting their nails thinking it makes them run faster. And I sincerely hope all three of these things happen!
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If you keep beating people like you are though, you'll have everyone wearing range tights and painting their nails thinking it makes them run faster. And I sincerely hope all three of these things happen!
Lurker already said he would paint his nails. I'm bringing polish to the event to see to that!!!
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I haven't got out ran much the last month.

But, i have been training.

2-3 times a week i do, what i'm calling the "Spartan Circuit."

One circuit is:

30 Push-up
20 Squats
15 Burpees
20 Box jump
100 Jumping Jacks
100 Crunches

5 times.

With a 5 minute warm-up and cool down on the Stair stepper and Bike.

Right now i'm at 5 circuits, half count.

At least 2 times a week i'm doing my machine circuit.

Stair Stepper
Bike
Rowing Machine

30-40 minutes alternating in 5-10 minute intervals.

And 1 day a week weight lifting.

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I'm 100% painting my nails...having 2nd thoughts on the kilt tho.
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I'm 100% painting my nails...having 2nd thoughts on the kilt tho.
TXGunDawg has some mean-looking tights he could wear. His workout is badass enough that he just might pull it off. You could go that route instead of the kilt - but I wouldn't do tights under your kilt. That's just tacky.
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I ran 7 miles of trails Friday. That's about it - gonna run again after work today...

For the winter run I'll probably wear shorts, a t-shirt with no sleeves and sandals. If it's stupid cold I'll wear BDUs, a t-shirt with no sleeves and sandals.
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I'm gonna wear the same thing as last time:

shorts
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beanie I can take off when I'm warm


I'm running this afternoon. Only doing 3.5 because I hate running. Well, that and I've got the longer run with weights this weekend.
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One circuit is:

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5 times.
How long does that take?
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How long does that take?
So, 30 is the correct number for the Push-up.

At my current half count on Jumping Jacks and Crunches. I guess i'm only half Spartan.

With a rest in between intervals.

Maybe 30-35 minutes. I haven't been keeping a close watch on time.

The time of day also effects the time.

I'll get a more precise time tomorrow.

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How long does that take?
Excluding warm-up and cool down.

The 5 circuits plus resting.

37 minutes.
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Excluding warm-up and cool down.

The 5 circuits plus resting.

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The word I like to use for this is 'durable'.

'Polishing the soul'...in deed.
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TXGunDawg has some mean-looking tights he could wear. His workout is badass enough that he just might pull it off. You could go that route instead of the kilt - but I wouldn't do tights under your kilt. That's just tacky.
I doubt I could fit my big butt in tights.
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Old November 29, 2017, 20:44   #146
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So glad you are on our team.

The word I like to use for this is 'durable'.

'Polishing the soul'...in deed.
Durable generally doesn't come to mind when i'm exercising.
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I doubt I could fit my big butt in tights.
You might be surprised.
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Old November 29, 2017, 21:13   #148
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Old November 29, 2017, 22:50   #149
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So glad you are on our team.

The word I like to use for this is 'durable'.

'Polishing the soul'...in deed.
Amen, brother!
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Old November 30, 2017, 07:46   #150
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I doubt I could fit my big butt in tights.
As much time as you spend in WM, I KNOW you've seen some behemoth butts in spandex. With painted nails, some nice colorful spandex tights - you could be the poster child for Run N Gun, Lurker. Might even get yer pic on a T-shirt.












Probably a sanctioned RNG shirt.
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