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by seeahill
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: SeeAhill's strength to body weight program
Replies: 5
Views: 4080

SeeAhill's strength to body weight program

At 63, with a strenuous job, it occurs to me that the things I do --- long overland backpacking trips, trudging up mountains, back country ski expeditions, caving, kayaking, climbing --- don't require absolute strength so much as a good strength to weight ratio. No doubt I'm stronger at 230 than 190...
by seeahill
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Unflushable log of actual strength training.
Replies: 35
Views: 12942

How's the weight?
by seeahill
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Chicken of the Sea foil bag Salmon
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

I think it tastes a lot better than the stuff from a can. Because I backpack a lot, I use this stuff often. It's light, no added water or oil so you don't have a messy can to carry out, and it's good.
by seeahill
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Enter The Kettlebell
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

Agree with all and think the book is very valuable over all. Only one complaint: Pavel is usually so patient in explaining things clearly, step by step, that I was surprised to see the TGU, which is now the Get Up, mostly explained via pictures. It's the one movement I still have trouble with, and h...
by seeahill
Wed May 17, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Books for those who can read
Replies: 187
Views: 71701

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. Diamond lost me in his Introduction/Preface, where he explained that his goal was to produce a politically correct explanation about why honkies rule. Anything that follows from that viewpoint is suspect. Granted. Still, as Diamond makes his case, he becomes ...
by seeahill
Fri May 05, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Books for those who can read
Replies: 187
Views: 71701

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.

On the less thoughful side, anything by Tim Dorsey, who supplies my current sig.
by seeahill
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Returned from walking trip in Ireland. The group was slow. Then we had to have the Guinness we'd earned: two or three a night. Big breakfasts and dinners. Result, gained 10 pounds (despite walking 7 to 10 miles daily). Feel real out of shape. Am doing some speed intervals every other day and will do...
by seeahill
Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Darth,
This is a scale you stand on. Reads body fat by bio-impedance, whatever the hell that is. Here is the scale:

http://www.tanita.com/BodyCompositionM.shtml
by seeahill
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Aug 3: Ha! Weighed 199.5 today. The first time under 200 in a long time. The highly inaccurate Tanita body fat device says 11%, which seems awfully low, considering I've still got some fat around my waist. I'm walking my race pace (4.4 mph) easily for ten miles. Will try a half marathon in the next ...
by seeahill
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Aug 1: just back from Bob Marshall Wilderness trip. Lost 8 pounds and am now an even 200. 15 days. Did 117 miles, about half with a 50-60 pound pack. The other half was climbing various mountains and passes on what is called the Chinese Wall and the North Wall. The goal is to weigh 190 for the Dubli...
by seeahill
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

June totals: 112 miles, mostly on trails. 2750 feet elevation. Average speed of 4.2 mph. (Desired marathon speed, 4.4 --- looking good here since trail walking is more demanding). Weight bouncing around too much. Average 211 in June. July: work on losing more weight. Two week hike in the Bob Marshal...
by seeahill
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Fuck it and double fuck it. I can not walk on the road when there are trails right here. The trails aren't good for practicing racewalking, where, to be efficient, you sweep your feet close to the ground. On trails this tends to make you fall on your face. Plus, all my trails have a lot of elevation...
by seeahill
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Met the month's weight loss goal. 206 on June 1. Will try to be down to 199-202 by July 1. I worked out 29 or 31 days. 110 training miles, and upped the intensity quite a bit. I did a bunch of hill work, on trails, and made 3800 feet of altitude. I'd say 3/4 of my work was on trails, where racewalk ...
by seeahill
Mon May 02, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

April: Not that good a month on my road to walking the Dublin Marathon in under 6 hours. I was supposed to lose five pounds and gained 2.5. So I'm 214 and want to be 195 by the race, in October. Too many friends had birthdays this month. Too many parties. Also, I fell about 14 miles short of my goal...
by seeahill
Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Cat, How many days can you take for the trip? We could walk the Kuapo trail, up, 8.4 miles and 6100 feet, to the east rim of the crater, then walk the crater. It looks like the longest trail is 11 miles, but it must rise another 3500 feet. This would be a matter of days. I'd like to putter around in...
by seeahill
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Cat,
I have to admit that that sounds like a lot more fun than a 12 hour 10,000 foot death march. I've hardly been in the crater at all.

Let me think on it and see if I can con some publication into sending me there.
by seeahill
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Fat, Don't know if I want to do Honolulu only 5 weeks after Dublin. I was thinking about real challenge, however. How about walking up Haleakala: sea level to 10,000 feet? Start at dawn, quit at dusk. Who ever gets the highest in 12 hours wins. If we both get to the parking area at the summit, first...
by seeahill
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Ralph wrote:Tim,

I gots about 3 weeks left of my HIIT sprint progy. I'm then gonna rest a week and try a few long runs on my old routes (3-4mi). I'll let you know if I see any benefits.

Ralph
I'd appreciate that. Thanks.
by seeahill
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

You'd lose that bet. Care to set the terms of a wager? Fat, The wager is that I will buy all the beer you can drink after the marathon (limited to one 10 hour period) and admit that you are a faster walker than I. Conversely, should you lose, you buy the beer and admit that I am a better man than y...
by seeahill
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Seeahill, am I reading correctly when it says that you marched 124 miles? How long did it take you? Duck, That's the month of March. Averages out to 4 miles a day. btw: last summer, in Kenya, I did march 170 miles in 9 days carrying a 25 pound pack in temperatures well over 100 degrees. It was over...
by seeahill
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Tubby Tabby,
You're invited to Dublin. I couldn't grapple my way out of a paper bag but I bet I can walk you into the ground.
by seeahill
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle
Replies: 23
Views: 9951

Seeahill's Dork Walk Chronicle

Training to racewalk the Dublin Marathon, Oct. 30. A time I picked out is under 6 hours. That may change up or down when I start doing some serious timed events. I want to lose 30 pounds and compete at about 190. (185 would be best but probably not possible.) I'd have to hold 4.4 mph, or 13:30 miles...
by seeahill
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Brass Knuckles
Replies: 37
Views: 18301

Ralph,
No, didn't see it in Bourne. A friend of mine, whose father was sort of an "enforcer" in one of the Chicago Unions, showed it to me years ago.
by seeahill
Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Brass Knuckles
Replies: 37
Views: 18301

Perfectly legal weapon: I suspect many of you know this one. Get a newspaper or magazine. Roll it up real tight. Try a sidehand blow to a cement wall (it'll go right through the drywall in your house.) This will give you an idea of the lead pipe quality of a blow from the gadget. Should you be force...