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  • Spartan Race 2-week Warning 7 comments
    Sep 7, 2013 8:58 AM

    A little backyard training this AM

    • Cargo net
    • Climbing rope
    • Climbing walls
    • Hoist
    • Pugil sticks
    • Run with 40 lb weight vest
    • Sled
    • Tarzan ropes
    • Traverse wall

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    Additional disclosure: Chris DeMuth Jr is a portfolio manager at Rangeley Capital, a partnership that invests with a margin of safety by buying securities at deep discounts to their intrinsic value and unlocking that value through corporate events. In order to maximize total returns for our partners, we reserve the right to make investment decisions regarding securities without further notification.

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  • Derek Munyan
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    That sounds like an awesome morning! I was just thinking about buying a weighted vest. whats it like trying to run with the weighted vest?
    7 Sep 2013, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » You have to cinch it tight enough so that it does not bump up and down, but then it is quite comfortable. It allows me to actually get some exercise with my kids. I run a few miles with the double jogging stroller, then they get out and we run a few miles together. That way, we can all get a bit of exercise despite our different running paces. Here is my favorite training gear and activities, including my favorite weight vest: http://bit.ly/15GjlGQ
    8 Sep 2013, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • Derek Munyan
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    thanks for the info. i was thinking to run a mile without it, run a mile without it etc. do you find that its hard on your knees? or its not too bad? i'm gonna pick one up this week. I have been running for years, and thought I was in shape, then i started crossfit a couple months ago and found out that I wasn't quite in the shape I thought I was... and that the long distance runs i was doing weren't quite pushing myself enough, so I think the vest will help make the running a much better workout.
    8 Sep 2013, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » It is not too bad on the knees, if you intentionally run with them bent; it would be pretty jarring on knees to slam your feet down with straight legs while carrying an extra 40 pounds.
    8 Sep 2013, 03:20 PM Reply Like
  • Derek Munyan
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    just ordered 40lb zfo weighted vest from amazon. can't wait to get it. thanks for the info
    8 Sep 2013, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    Author’s reply » I hope you like it as much as I do.
    8 Sep 2013, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • Biological
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    Does it not make more sense to drink beers and eat a few extra roasted Chinese ducks (or gooses) plus a couple of well-marinated pork loins, combined with duck-fat fried truffle fries, thus spreading the 40 pounds all over your body comfortably, and then go running? I think that is what I have essentially done, inadvertently!
    3 Oct 2013, 07:59 AM Reply Like
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