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THelms

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Nothing too buff to report, but I added a 20# pack to my daily walk, and it didn't slow me down any. (3.4 miles in 58 min.) I know that I am getting in trail shape when I have to supress the urge to start running again. I have a 9 day canoe trip coming up in a couple weeks and don't want the crew that I'm guiding to have to carry me out. So far so good,
Love carrying the pack around
 
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RICMIC

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Love carrying the pack around
With Canada shut down, I am looking around for some alternative adventures. I can't get into the Northwest Territories, but am still holding out hope for Ontario by August. If so, there's a fly-in fishing trip on the docket, but the 70 mile backpack trip in the Pukasaw National Park (no. shore of Lake Superior) will be the physically challenging one. At least it's not 10K feet elevation.
 
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THelms

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With Canada shut down, I am looking around for some alternative adventures. I can't get into the Northwest Territories, but am still holding out hope for Ontario by August. If so, there's a fly-in fishing trip on the docket, but the 70 mile backpack trip in the Pukasaw National Park (no. shore of Lake Superior) will be the physically challenging one. At least it's not 10K feet elevation.
That NoSho trip would be a blast! I miss that country.
 

marcusvdk

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Lifting
Shrugs 3x25
Deadlift 3x15
Bent row 3x15
Yates 3x10
Tricep press 3x15
Kickbacks 3x15

Went for a run at 430 it was hot 90 and humid depoint 90s was rough but did some good work. Thank god for random sprinklers.

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you might check out the noatak river in alaska. it is in the northwest corner. When i was researching a trip for my wife and I, this one was in the hunt. I leave for the Chilikondrotna in lake clark national park in august for a 10 day remote float.
 

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Ran a clean diet, running regimen focused on speed, and a detailed weight room plan for past 2 months. Lost about 3lb - leaner and gym lifts are strong. I also ran 2 miles in 13 minutes flat on Wednesday. BIG PR for me. My best last year was only 1 mile at 6:40 and I was toast. Hit abs about 5 days per week in some fashion.

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marcusvdk

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Ran a clean diet, running regimen focused on speed, and a detailed weight room plan for past 2 months. Lost about 3lb - leaner and gym lifts are strong. I also ran 2 miles in 13 minutes flat on Wednesday. BIG PR for me. My best last year was only 1 mile at 6:40 and I was toast. Hit abs about 5 days per week in some fashion.

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Dang dude that is a fast dang time for 2 miles. Think my best mile time so far has been like a 7:50. Those hanging ab crunches seem to be working
 
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RICMIC

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BC, that's crunching it. I just came off my 2 day diet at weighed in at 180# this AM. I haven't been there since my running days. When I was 23 I maxed the Marine Corps PFT, and pumped out the 3 mile run at 17:27 min. On my first marathon I didn't know any better and was near the start with the elite runners and ran a sub 6 pace for the first 6 miles. I was 27 then, and had to hitch-hike the 26 miles back to the start, run an additional 2 miles home to clean up and then go work my 8 hour shift as a cop. As we say here in Minnesota, OOF DAH!
But this is here and now, and can't do that no more. Marcus, I don't remember ever seeing FFG's with "Guns". I have to start hitting the weights again, as you're making me feel wimpy.
 

marcusvdk

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BC, that's crunching it. I just came off my 2 day diet at weighed in at 180# this AM. I haven't been there since my running days. When I was 23 I maxed the Marine Corps PFT, and pumped out the 3 mile run at 17:27 min. On my first marathon I didn't know any better and was near the start with the elite runners and ran a sub 6 pace for the first 6 miles. I was 27 then, and had to hitch-hike the 26 miles back to the start, run an additional 2 miles home to clean up and then go work my 8 hour shift as a cop. As we say here in Minnesota, OOF DAH!
But this is here and now, and can't do that no more. Marcus, I don't remember ever seeing FFG's with "Guns". I have to start hitting the weights again, as you're making me feel wimpy.
Sorry my brain is on over load from work lol whats FFG 😆
 

RICMIC

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Upped the wt. of the pack a bit and shaved 2 minutes off the 3.4 mile fast pack. Unfortunately, I paid for it with hip pain most of the night. There's not much you can do when the bones wear out except just keep on trucking. The 9 day canoe trip leaves on the 21st, and our likely route should be around 100 miles, including over 4 miles of portages.
Thanks Tim for the heads up on the Noatak River. It's interesting that I had just re-watched Dick Proeneke's "Alone in the Wilderness" (Formerly One Man's Wilderness) about his life in the Lake Clark region. I would leave for a month in Alaska tomorrow if I had someone able to go along. My Canadian friend has rebooked another trip for this year already, and Canada is still closed to us foreigners.
 

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Split wood and cut down trees with me dad after work

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Attempted a 13 mile run but failed my legs gave out in the heat at mile 11. I paced my self to fast of the start and think that hurt me. Also sucked walking back home the last 2 miles.

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Don't post for a few days...come back to BC and Marcus flexing on everybody....

Deadlift this morning, went pretty well. I am hitting the top end of my weight at the right time it feels like. Mid July my routine is going get pretty messed up and I will be heading out scouting quite a bit. In turn that means a lot of time doing the core exercises for a lot reps and cardio sessions. I have a real love hate relationship with this time of year.
 
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