I Challenge You, Realjockers!

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    Dec 11, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Hiya Realjockers! So this past September, I did a little thing called the Super Spartan on Staten Island in New York. And let me tell you something: It. Was. Awesomesausages. The race was 8 miles of muddy trails and fire and barbed wire and towering walls and assorted other obstacles. Scott Herman was even there, in my heat (and I PASSED him in the 7th mile. Booyah). And once I crossed the finished line, I felt oh so wonderful. And tired. Dear lord, did I feel tired.

    BUT. I realized something. I could've done better. A bajillion times better. Because I trained, but I didn't really *train*, if you catch my drift. And so, what do I want to do now? Run it again in 2012, and come as close as possible to winning it. And I'd like you to join me.

    Here's the deal: some of you are in pretty good shape (i.e. abs for days kind of deal). Some of you pop into the gym every once in a while. And some of you just have a vague notion of what the gym is. But what if, come the new year, you took a vow to get in the best shape of your life? What if you actually committed this time, and set a goal, and a date, and said "by golly, I'm going to do it"? Because that's what I'd like you to do.

    My proposal is this: I'm going to run the Super Spartan again, either in Virginia or New Jersey (see below), and I'm going to train to win. And I'd really like you to do it with me. It's December, right? How long does that give us? 8-9 months? Guess how long that is? PLENTY OF TIME. Plenty of time to build from the ground up, if that's where you're at physically, or perfect what is already great. I want you to train like you mean it - not in just an oh-I'm-training-just-to-finish-the-race way. Please. Anyone can do that. I'm talking (once you get up to it) putting in the speedwork and the strength-training and the flexibility-training. Literally, getting in the best shape of your life, and taking it to the proving grounds.

    So are you interested? Seriously interested in being freaking amazing and kicking-ass and taking names or whatever it is kids call it these days? Well, then commit. By January 1st, 2012, commit with me. Commit to the training and the pain and the agony and eventually, the massive feeling of accomplishment that is being totally freaking awesome. If you'd like to join me, comment here with a "bitch, let's do this".

    "Oh my gawd Aerovaulter - this is such a super idea and I'm so superduper pumped! But where is it?"

    Well, for me, it could be in one of two places. Once January 1st rolls around, I'd like to pick exactly which one to do, but the choices are:

    Molvern Park, Leesburg, Virginia - August 25, 2012 - http://www.spartanrace.com/midatlantic-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-virginia.html
    Somewhere in NJ (I'm thinking either close to NYC or Philly? The official site hasn't been announced) - September 8, 2012 - http://www.spartanrace.com/tristate-new-jersey-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-2012.html

    So if you're pumped like I am, and super cereal about it, then comment that you're attending and where you'd like to race. Eventually, I'll be choosing the location of the one I'd like to run - but who says you need to run that one? Heck, there are a bunch of Super Spartans out there all over the states and some abroad. Even if we're not all at the same event, it doesn't mean we all can't commit/support each other.

    Are you interested? Pumped? Disgusted by my enthusiasm and want to train if only to crush my dreams? Then COMMIT.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Also, note about registration: You can pretty much do it as early as you'd like, and up until about a week before the event. BUT, the closer you get to whatever event you want to run, the more expensive it's going to be.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    I like to think my adorkability and ginormous ears are my greatest assets.

    Also, blah blah blah COMMIT blah blah.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    l'll see those ears at the finish line!
  • kuroshiro

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    Dec 11, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    I'm doing the Spartan Sprint in Toronto next June... alas none of the others were closer for me icon_sad.gif I can't wait though! It looks like so much fun! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    awesomesausageness .... i was hoping there would be some comment about hot naked men lol...

    back on topic: is this basically just a test of cardiovascular strength? Or is this an obstacle course full of jumping, climbing, crawling, etc?
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    smthjock saidawesomesausageness .... i was hoping there would be some comment about hot naked men lol...

    back on topic: is this basically just a test of cardiovascular strength? Or is this an obstacle course full of jumping, climbing, crawling, etc?


    Both! The one I did had about 20+ obstacles throughout the course, but the space in between was winding, muddy trails that you should (if you're pushing yourself) be running on. If you plan on taking the race seriously, it is definitely a matter of cardiovascular endurance.
  • kuroshiro

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    Dec 11, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    aerovaulter, Scott has this to say about you (and others) passing him: "I let them because I saw that they needed a boost to their self esteem!! LOL" icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidaerovaulter, Scott has this to say about you (and others) passing him: "I let them because I saw that they needed a boost to their self esteem!! LOL" icon_lol.gif


    Hahaha! Well this is my message to Scott: Bring your A-game next time, sonny. That excuse only works the first time I kick your butt :-).
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    I'd be up for it, but I won't make it back to NY till probably March or April. Not sure how much I'd be able to train. Count me in for 2013, for sure, though.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    Fun fact: Guy on the left is waiting for you at the finish line. Ready to pound you. Take that as you will.
    Photobucket

    Also, 19c79 - I'm sure you'll be in fantastic shape after your walk and will only have to build on a great base!
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    Dec 12, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I'll do it only if you promise me that you'll wait for me at the finish line with a first-aid kit....
    Sounds okay awesomesauce? icon_biggrin.gif

    p.s. I endorse and approve the photo above icon_wink.gif
  • mattnz

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    Dec 12, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    This looks like a lot of fun! I've just emailed a buddy to see if he will join me on the New England event. It's a lot shorter than the tri-state one, I might have to see if he will come with me to that one too icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    aerovaulter saidFun fact: Guy on the left is waiting for you at the finish line. Ready to pound you. Take that as you will.

    [Guy ready to pound]

    Also, 19c79 - I'm sure you'll be in fantastic shape after your walk and will only have to build on a great base!

    I'd pound him.

    And, yeah, you might be right. I'll keep track of this. It really does sound awesome.
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    BUT IM FAT icon_cry.gif
    Although I did do (and finish) the Chicago Marathon 2011. It was one of those things I wanted to do at least once in my lifetime.
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:44 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidBUT IM FAT icon_cry.gif
    Although I did do (and finish) the Chicago Marathon 2011. It was one of those things I wanted to do at least once in my lifetime.


    More reason to lay off the twinkies and get to work icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
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    not too bad of a view from here hahaha icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
    waimea said
    CHIdude saidBUT IM FAT icon_cry.gif
    Although I did do (and finish) the Chicago Marathon 2011. It was one of those things I wanted to do at least once in my lifetime.


    More reason to lay off the twinkies and get to work icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif


    But my life is all about lifting weights now... I havent ran a single step since October icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
    navi_saiyan said
    aerovaulter said
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    not too bad of a view from here hahaha icon_razz.gif


    Is that aerovaulter's ass we're seeing on that pic? Way to share it with all of RJers to see.
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    Dec 12, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    waimea said
    aerovaulter said

    [picture which may or may not include aerovaulter's ass]


    Is that aerovaulter's ass we're seeing on that pic? Way to share it with all of RJers to see.


    Nothing to see here folks. Just stare at the pretty person on the left, and imagine what he can do with that giant stick of his.

    Ba dum, ching.

    Also, City, Chi, Matt, 19c79 (navi, waimea...?) - hopefully I get to see you there!
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    aerovaulter saidI like to think my adorkability and ginormous ears are my greatest assets.
    Also, blah blah blah COMMIT blah blah.

    Those aren't ears, they're handles!
    And speaking of assets...
  • matt13226

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    Dec 12, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    aerovaulter saidHiya Realjockers! So this past September, I did a little thing called the Super Spartan on Staten Island in New York. And let me tell you something: It. Was. Awesomesausages. The race was 8 miles of muddy trails and fire and barbed wire and towering walls and assorted other obstacles. Scott Herman was even there, in my heat (and I PASSED him in the 7th mile. Booyah). And once I crossed the finished line, I felt oh so wonderful. And tired. Dear lord, did I feel tired.

    BUT. I realized something. I could've done better. A bajillion times better. Because I trained, but I didn't really *train*, if you catch my drift. And so, what do I want to do now? Run it again in 2012, and come as close as possible to winning it. And I'd like you to join me.

    Here's the deal: some of you are in pretty good shape (i.e. abs for days kind of deal). Some of you pop into the gym every once in a while. And some of you just have a vague notion of what the gym is. But what if, come the new year, you took a vow to get in the best shape of your life? What if you actually committed this time, and set a goal, and a date, and said "by golly, I'm going to do it"? Because that's what I'd like you to do.

    My proposal is this: I'm going to run the Super Spartan again, either in Virginia or New Jersey (see below), and I'm going to train to win. And I'd really like you to do it with me. It's December, right? How long does that give us? 8-9 months? Guess how long that is? PLENTY OF TIME. Plenty of time to build from the ground up, if that's where you're at physically, or perfect what is already great. I want you to train like you mean it - not in just an oh-I'm-training-just-to-finish-the-race way. Please. Anyone can do that. I'm talking (once you get up to it) putting in the speedwork and the strength-training and the flexibility-training. Literally, getting in the best shape of your life, and taking it to the proving grounds.

    So are you interested? Seriously interested in being freaking amazing and kicking-ass and taking names or whatever it is kids call it these days? Well, then commit. By January 1st, 2012, commit with me. Commit to the training and the pain and the agony and eventually, the massive feeling of accomplishment that is being totally freaking awesome. If you'd like to join me, comment here with a "bitch, let's do this".

    "Oh my gawd Aerovaulter - this is such a super idea and I'm so superduper pumped! But where is it?"

    Well, for me, it could be in one of two places. Once January 1st rolls around, I'd like to pick exactly which one to do, but the choices are:

    Molvern Park, Leesburg, Virginia - August 25, 2012 - http://www.spartanrace.com/midatlantic-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-virginia.html
    Somewhere in NJ (I'm thinking either close to NYC or Philly? The official site hasn't been announced) - September 8, 2012 - http://www.spartanrace.com/tristate-new-jersey-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-2012.html

    So if you're pumped like I am, and super cereal about it, then comment that you're attending and where you'd like to race. Eventually, I'll be choosing the location of the one I'd like to run - but who says you need to run that one? Heck, there are a bunch of Super Spartans out there all over the states and some abroad. Even if we're not all at the same event, it doesn't mean we all can't commit/support each other.

    Are you interested? Pumped? Disgusted by my enthusiasm and want to train if only to crush my dreams? Then COMMIT.


    My parents and I are going to do this weight contest from january-april as a team we have to lose the most weight than the other contestants and there is prizes for winning so i already have a better health and weight loss goal for 2012. Have fun in the Super Spartan hope you win bro ill be rooting for ya. -Matt
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    Dec 13, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Yeah sure I'll see if I can get some money to travel to one of the two listed or something nearby. At latest I guess a year after would be fine -.- that gives me more time to train, but it's after "everyone" has competed.
  • TheIStrat

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    Dec 14, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    Oooooh, that looks fun, and it's like a 10 minute drive from where I grew up
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 14, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I would not mind training with you but we have a problem. U live in NYC or Jersey and I live in Washington,DC. How will do our training?