BELOW IS NOW DEAD >>>
Run For Your Lives on 2013-02-20 announced on Facebook:
I’m not sure what I will do. I still want to do an Obstical Run in Spring 2013 … so their move does not help.
Stats, Facts & Numbers
Date of Run:
April 13th, 2013
Group or Team: Ally Nation
Organizers: Run For Your Lives
Location: NW of Nashville, TN
Cost: $82.95 (When I registered)
Length: 5k (or 3.2 miles) …
… with about 10 obstacles & zombies trying to capture your flags attached to your belt.
How I am Training …
First I am looking back on my experience with Obstacle Runs last year, where I dramatically improved my time.
Then I am customizing what worked for the unique element of having Zombies trying to
eat my brain …. capture my flags.
1. Couch to 5 K
This morning I set up a race training with MiCoach, they have a wonderful app for Android & iPhones, where I progress gradually over the next 11 weeks. I scheduled it to do 3 days a week, picking Monday, Thursday & Saturday for my days.
2. Burst Zombie Training
For this I intend to have days where all I do is quick sprints, like I am trying to get past a zombie. This will be on days that I’m not working on covering distance (that’s the step 1 part)
Within MiCoach I’ve made myself some runs that will randomly tell me to sprint.
In addition to that I might just run from time to time where I pick things to pass or get around that I view as Zombies
3. You are what you eat
Did you know Zombies really are after the carbs in your diet? You eat carbs, they eat you …
Over the next 11 weeks I’ll increase the protein & diary I consume, and reduce carbohydrates, especially non-fruit sugars. It worked well last time & I am still lighter than before I started shifting my eating habits, even though I have been eating more since the holidays.
Will you join me? – Register Now
I already have a few people who we plan on doing this together. It’s our first, and for many it’s their first obstacle run. If I ever want to do it for time, it’ll be a future run. This time the focus is fun, completion & survival – in that order.
Let me know in the comment below.
P.S. Can’t make this run … I’m doing at least one more in 2013. Planning now. Let me know your interest & I’ll include you in discussions.
All links to Run For Your Lives have been removed on 2013-02-20 when they announced that they are moving the date to November … apparently this is the second time that they have done this in Nashville.