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Old 06-26-2017, 05:25 PM   #201
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Well, I am planning my next major workout/challenge. I am going to walk between 20-25 miles with a small ruck and my fly rod and hit up nearly a dozen fishing ponds starting from Sunrise to Sunset one one day. This is meant to be fun, but also put my legs to the test on an all day hike/fish adventure.


Where you have 25 miles of ponds?? I wanna go lol


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Old 06-26-2017, 06:44 PM   #202
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Where you have 25 miles of ponds?? I wanna go lol


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The Woodlands is a giant "master planned community" North of Houston. It has something like 100+ parks of various sizes with about 30 of them having ponds. It is about a 30 min drive from me.

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:37 PM   #203
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The Woodlands is a giant "master planned community" North of Houston. It has something like 100+ parks of various sizes with about 30 of them having ponds. It is about a 30 min drive from me.

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Used to live real close to one when i moved down here and was staying with my folks. Only thing i miss about the woodlands is the sidewalks. I would bike to other ponds to fish. Can easily bike 10 or more miles without even crossing a busy road. Used to work for the township walking the waterway overnight for 6 hours a night. You can make a lot of laps around that place in 6 hours

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:51 PM   #204
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The Woodlands is a giant "master planned community" North of Houston. It has something like 100+ parks of various sizes with about 30 of them having ponds. It is about a 30 min drive from me.

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We did those types of hikes calling a few years back. Each of us would carry rifle, shotgun, ammo, caller, water, meals, snacks basically enough gear for up to a 21 mile trek. Would make stands every 1/2 mile or so. Got to practice direction and orientation. Would always leave before sunrise and would not get back home till after dark. The best times I ever had calling was during these hikes.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:55 PM   #205
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Do any of y'all do yoga? I'm starting a yoga program in a couple of weeks. Looking for advice on a larger mat that won't be slippery for heavy sweating.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:18 PM   #206
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Used to live real close to one when i moved down here and was staying with my folks. Only thing i miss about the woodlands is the sidewalks. I would bike to other ponds to fish. Can easily bike 10 or more miles without even crossing a busy road. Used to work for the township walking the waterway overnight for 6 hours a night. You can make a lot of laps around that place in 6 hours

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Yeah, it is fun to visit. Not willing to get tied up in a huge mortgage. I used to ride by bike up there, do some laps around the entire township and ride back to get in those 80 and 100 milers. When I got into fly fishing, I would go up and visit a pond in the evenings in the summer. Got tired of the drive and found a good one nearby. But it is the perfect place to do an all day hike and fish. I got a route mapped out at 23 miles and up to 14 different ponds I could hit. Will have to limit myself to about 15 to 20 minutes each pond.

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:20 PM   #207
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Do any of y'all do yoga? I'm starting a yoga program in a couple of weeks. Looking for advice on a larger mat that won't be slippery for heavy sweating.


I am going to start doing it too.


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Old 06-26-2017, 08:23 PM   #208
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Did 4 miles with a 50lb sand bag this afternoon. Gonna have to switch to am hikes cause it was brutal hiking in the heat. Digging the new exo, very happy so far.


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Excellent pack choice there, sir!
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:36 AM   #209
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As promised... my live thread

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Old 07-05-2017, 10:23 AM   #210
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Went for a 5 mile ruck march this morning. Up to 25# in my ruck since I completed the all day marathon ruck march with 20#.

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Old 07-08-2017, 11:11 AM   #211
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Upper body weight lifting 45 minutes and 30 minutes stair climber 160 + floors this morning...
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:07 AM   #212
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Started training a little late but have a kid coming in September, so even if I get to hunt the backcountry it'll be brief. Either way fitness is key.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:09 AM   #213
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Do any of y'all do yoga? I'm starting a yoga program in a couple of weeks. Looking for advice on a larger mat that won't be slippery for heavy sweating.
Tractor supply has those 4x8 quarter inch stall mats for around $15
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:34 AM   #214
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66 days till I'll be headed to New Mexico. Gonna get on the grind now.


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Old 07-09-2017, 10:36 AM   #215
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Started training a little late but have a kid coming in September, so even if I get to hunt the backcountry it'll be brief. Either way fitness is key.


Man you didn't plan that one out well


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Old 07-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #216
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I pretty much never let myself get out of backpacking shape but this time of year its definitely good to ramp it up some. Decided last week that Im going to start training for a marathon and do one in sept hopefully. It should also help temendously with the mountains. First semi long run was today. Im not going to follow an exact program because I want to keep doing a lot of squats, deadlift, presses and would hate to lose too much weight. I know the mountains will cut my weight by 5-8 pounds for a week long hunt.

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Old 07-09-2017, 12:45 PM   #217
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Do any of y'all do yoga? I'm starting a yoga program in a couple of weeks. Looking for advice on a larger mat that won't be slippery for heavy sweating.
2-3 times a week. Cant help you with mat selection for heavy sweating though. Lol
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:17 PM   #218
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I found some girl on Youtube who has a 30 days of yoga program. I started doing it last week and did 2-3 days. Im gonna keep doing it. I feel like it helps my back and legs stay loose
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:09 PM   #219
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I found some girl on Youtube who has a 30 days of yoga program. I started doing it last week and did 2-3 days. Im gonna keep doing it. I feel like it helps my back and legs stay loose
Plus a lot of them on youtube are not bad to look at.

Big fan of this one after a long run or squats.

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I found some girl on Youtube....
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:27 PM   #221
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Lots of positive input here. Working 12-16 hours a day in this brutal Texas heat and humidity are tough on the body. Not much time or energy left to get in much of an exercise routine, but I'm sure trying to adjust my diet to accomplish some health goals.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:30 PM   #222
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2-3 times a week. Cant help you with mat selection for heavy sweating though. Lol
Found a good one. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:38 PM   #223
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I am mixing in running, lifting weights and HIIT workouts.
If anyone is interested a few people in the brazoria county area get together Tuesdays to do a speed work running exercise.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:51 PM   #224
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Today is the first time I've been to an actual gym in at least two years. I figured I can push harder in a gym where it's not so dang hot. I only have a month before my hunt so it's time to start getting some elevation in. I climbed just under 1400 feet in 30 minutes with 25 pounds in my pack. I will probably go up to 75 pounds next time but the pace will be slower.


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Old 07-12-2017, 12:57 PM   #225
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My hunt dates are Sept the first through the tenth in CO so I have been ramping it up. 40 pounds, 3 miles in 45 (getting it done in 40-41)minutes twice a week. Hitting the YMCA weight room twice a week and trying to run 3 miles at least once a week.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:57 PM   #226
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I haven't posted much but I love this thread. I have 61 days left till I am hunting elk in New Mexico. I started really hitting it hard in April with consistent workouts and diet change. I am down from 204 to 180 and hope to stay in the 180-185 range.

I have been doing a little bit of everything. Usually 6 days a week. Jog 4 miles once a week. 3 mile trail run in Cameron Park here in Waco once a week. Plus weights 5 days a week and basketball 2-3 times a week.

I plan to start some pack work on the incline treadmill or stair stepper this week. But my Plantar Fasciitis has gotten terrible....too much basketball. So I am gonna have to lay off the running a little to let it heal up to a tolerable level.

I feel like I peaked a couple weeks ago and with family vacation etc I have to make sure I maintain my current level of the next 2 months. Overall its been a lifestyle change for me and I am addicted at this point.

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Following. Not going to the mountains this year but I have 2-5Ks coming, 2-1/2 Marathon and a full Marathon, that I have registered for so far. Thats just until December, may do more after the first of the year. There is a 1/2 marathon in Fredericksburg that I want to do at some point.

I do body weight workouts (pullups, chinups, pushups, flutterkicks, crunches etc)

Also, I do some Yoga. Not at much as I'd like but its good for core strength, balance and stretching.
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I haven't posted much but I love this thread. I have 61 days left till I am hunting elk in New Mexico. I started really hitting it hard in April with consistent workouts and diet change. I am down from 204 to 180 and hope to stay in the 180-185 range.

I have been doing a little bit of everything. Usually 6 days a week. Jog 4 miles once a week. 3 mile trail run in Cameron Park here in Waco once a week. Plus weights 5 days a week and basketball 2-3 times a week.

I plan to start some pack work on the incline treadmill or stair stepper this week. But my Plantar Fasciitis has gotten terrible....too much basketball. So I am gonna have to lay off the running a little to let it heal up to a tolerable level.

I feel like I peaked a couple weeks ago and with family vacation etc I have to make sure I maintain my current level of the next 2 months. Overall its been a lifestyle change for me and I am addicted at this point.


Wow awesome!! I have been working out hard but haven't changed my diet and that has been my downfall. I am in pretty decent shape right now tho. I will start posting on here again now. Under 60 days for me as well


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Old 07-17-2017, 07:42 PM   #229
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I did a half marathon sunday. Ive been decreasing the amount of heavy lifting days and adding in more rucking and runs. My right knee has had two acl replacements and I broke my tib/fib on that leg last year. Its been feeling the extra running a lot. Just have to stay healthy. 25 days until I hit the mountains!
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:09 PM   #230
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So freaking ready for September!

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See if this works better

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I am just walking in the door from my workout for today.

3/4 mile run to the gym.

Then for time
1/2 mile run
50 pull ups
100 push ups
150 air squats
1/2 mile run

3/4 mile walk home

My timer on my phone messed up during the first run so I'm not sure my time but I went fast.


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We need to bump this up guys. We're getting close.


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I did a doozy of a workout last night. I am by far in the best shape I've been in in the last few years.

4 rounds for time
800m run
50 single unders
25 walking lunge
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Finished right at about 32 min. My 800 times were in the 3:40-4:00 range which is good for me.


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I did a doozy of a workout last night. I am by far in the best shape I've been in in the last few years.

4 rounds for time
800m run
50 single unders
25 walking lunge
15 burpee
10 sit ups

Finished right at about 32 min. My 800 times were in the 3:40-4:00 range which is good for me.


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Thanks for sharing this. I actually needed a workout today so I stole this one and did it. This was a fun one.
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