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#131
08-14-2008, 10:18 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

Thanks, D43! I'll try my best.

I also have something else I'd like to try out: http://www.adultfitnesstest.org/adul...stLanding.aspx

Would definitely like to get into the 70-80 percentile of everything, and maybe even the 90% for some of them.
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#132
08-15-2008, 08:18 AM
 Anitha Desai Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2007 Studying for DP ILA Posts: 8,288

Cool! A 5K with a view of the ocean! GL, wat?!
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#133
08-15-2008, 02:46 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

I posted it in the Gov't Fitness test thread, but here's my current status and targets for that particular test:

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 52% percentile. My stats, and some are estimated: 1 1/2 mile run: 12:00 (though I'm almost certain I can beat that) - 45% Half sit-ups: 60/min - 70% Push-ups: 20 - 15% Sit-and-reach: 20 - 80% (did not warm up stretch - just tried to go as far as possible once) Target: 1 1/2 mile: 10:30 Half sit-up: 75/min (I just did 60 last night, but I don't know how long I did it in. I may already be at 75) Push-ups: 40 Sit-and-reach: 23 (I may already be at this, too - assuming I can warm up stretch, I might be able to get another 3 inches)
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#134
08-15-2008, 02:47 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

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 Originally Posted by Anitha Desai Cool! A 5K with a view of the ocean! GL, wat?!
Thanks AD! I'm hoping that because it's early in the morning and we're near the ocean that the tradewinds will come off the ocean and make it cool the entire race.
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Skip it. - AG

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#135
08-18-2008, 02:36 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

8/18 (AOBL2 weigh-in): 173

Ran 3.1 miles last night on the treadmill. Actually, more like 2.8 miles running, 0.3 miles walking. I wanted to give myself a rough estimate on how fast I could go for the 5K run next month, so I wanted to try and put in 3.1 miles and see how it felt. Wasn't too bad, even though I ate like crap for dinner and made the run a lot harder. The full 3.1 miles was pretty much:

Walk at 3.0 for about 1 1/2 minutes
Run 1 mi at 7.0
Walk at 3.0 for about 2 minutes
Run 1 mi at 7.2
Walk at 3.0 for about 1 min
Run 0.25 mi at 7.0
Walk at 3.0 for about 1 min
Run 0.6 mi at 7.0
Run 0.15 mi at 8.0

I guess that's all estimated, but it's about there. Probably a few too many breaks (especially that last one, where I just didn't feel right for the quarter-mile and felt I needed to regroup or just focus on my breathing. (Plus, I had to go find the remote control and change the channel )

But running that last bit at 8.0 wasn't too bad - I think I can do a bit more of a sprint towards the end during the actual race. Plus, I think running the actual race will be a lot easier for me because I prefer running on regular ground and will have a lot more scenery to enjoy. I also think I take longer strides when I run on pavement because I don't have to worry about falling off of the treadmill. All in all, I'm glad I pushed myself to finish the full 3.1 miles last night, even if it wasn't the greatest time, or even a continuous run.
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Skip it. - AG

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#136
08-18-2008, 08:25 PM
 notmyfault Member CAS SOA Join Date: Oct 2007 Location: Jersey Shore Studying for no good reason Posts: 3,875

omg. omg. OMG. Wat? needs to stop slimming down or his Sumo days are OVER!!!one!
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#137
08-29-2008, 07:46 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

I was at 177 on Monday morning (weekend of indiscretionary eating and little exercise). This morning, I was at 172, and was able to put in two timed runs during the week.

Distance - 1.75-1.8 miles.

Date | Time
8/25 | 14:50
8/28 | 14:13

Felt much better about last night's run - was able to do a near-sprint to the finish, and still had energy left over. On Monday, maybe I started out too fast - I felt like my chest was going to fall apart after about 6 minutes of running. But I felt good after last night's - I felt I might've been able to do the course a second time, which would've been good.
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"Mathematical Induction: How mathematicians manage to suck all the fun out of lining up a row of dominos, knocking the one on the end down, and watching the entire row fall." -BC
Skip it. - AG

Because everything should taste like bacon.
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#138
09-19-2008, 02:47 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

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 Originally Posted by wat? I was at 177 on Monday morning (weekend of indiscretionary eating and little exercise). This morning, I was at 172, and was able to put in two timed runs during the week. Distance - 1.75-1.8 miles. Date | Time 8/25 | 14:50 8/28 | 14:13 Felt much better about last night's run - was able to do a near-sprint to the finish, and still had energy left over. On Monday, maybe I started out too fast - I felt like my chest was going to fall apart after about 6 minutes of running. But I felt good after last night's - I felt I might've been able to do the course a second time, which would've been good.
Ok, still been running, which is the good part. The eating - not so much.

But this morning, I came in at 170. I thought about maybe trying to run for a few minutes just to get to 169, but I figured, eh.

But the runs have been going pretty well. After August 28th (the last one), I started trying to do 2 laps. Ran 30:54 for the first time, then 31:17 for the next one. Last Sunday, I ran one lap (terrible vog, couldn't run more) in 14:37.

Last night, I ran one more lap - did it in 14:05. There were a few more people at the park than there normally is, and for about 1/2 of the run, there was someone audibly behind me - about 30 feet back, but I could hear his footsteps. Hearing that allowed me to keep pace a little better, which was probably why I ran it so fast. I'm hoping it'll be the same when I run a 5K this Sunday.

Slight downer: I think I bruised my rib (or something) on Monday at kickball.
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Skip it. - AG

Because everything should taste like bacon.
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#139
09-21-2008, 04:16 PM
 wat? Member SOA Join Date: May 2004 Location: Hi Studying for FRM Exam Posts: 27,359

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 Originally Posted by wat? I sent in the registration for a 5K! This one: httP://www.nike5kforkids.com/honolulu I'll be running it the day before I leave for the Valuation Actuary Symposium (September 21). My absolute minimum is a sub-30 race, but I'm hoping to get it under 25 minutes. Currently, I can run 7mph for 2 miles on a treadmill and still feel pretty good afterwards (not keeling over from pain/fatigue). To run a 25 minute, it looks like I'd have to go about 7.5mph over the 3.1 miles, so I've got a bit of work to do. But I want to do it. And the registration's in the mail already, so I'm in for it. And I like running outdoors much better - I get bored running in place on a treadmill. The 5K is on Kalakaua avenue, which is the main road of Waikiki, where you pretty much run along the beach (on concrete, though) and get a great view of the ocean. Start time is 7am, so it'll be nice and cool. Wish me luck!
Well, the 5K came and went! It was fun - a LOT of people there, and a lot of kids to bring the energy level of the whole event up. It was great to see that many families and athletes come together for such a good cause. All the money went to the schools, so it was great to see such a large turnout. 9,400 registered runners in all, and tons more just spectating.

So, the race report:

Started off crazy - a lot of kids thinking they can keep a 7-9 minute mile pace, but turns out, the race people meant over 3.1 miles, not just down the block. So the first part of the race was spent dodging little ones and watching for kids suddenly slowing down. Added to the excitement and all. After the first half-mile or so, I started getting some space, so I settled into a rhythm. Mind you, I've been putting in some 28-29 minute paces thus far, and my ribs have been hurting this past week, so I just wanted to put a decent time up. So, I'm going along, spurned on by a quick cheer from my gf and her son and approach the half-way turn-around, where there's cheerleaders from one of the local high schools, going "go runners go"! Such a funny thing to have cheerleaders at a 5k.

Half-way mark: 12:25

I'm thinking, uh-oh - that's way too fast. I'm gonna die out at the end. So I slow it down a little bit. Then I think, well, the timing's not exactly right 'cause of the craziness in the beginning, and I think I can keep it up - let's just see how far I can keep it up. So I speed it back up to where I was at. For about the last mile, I'm just trying to keep my legs moving, keep my breathing cadence going (3-2) and trying to plan out when to kick. I'm a short-burst energy kinda guy, so I don't want to expend it too early.

So, I'm going along and I get a glimpse of the finish line, about 200-300 yards away. I peek down at my watch and see: "24:08". I think, seriously? Under 25 is doable? I decide to start my kick.

And kick I did. It felt like a full-out sprint. I passed about 30 people on the way in, and had to dodge between a couple to pass them and finished strong.

Official time: 24:41

Very, very happy with that. Somehow, the adrenaline of the race itself, competition, fellow runners and just the overall energy pushed me. It felt great.

And, on Friday morning, I jumped on the scale - 170, on the nose. Thought about trying to run in place for 5 minutes, see if I could drop a pound, but I decided not to. I'm almost at a big goal - I haven't seen 160-something since sophmore year of high school, and I'm certain I'm in better shape now than I was then. So, all in all, it's sticking.

Of course, I just have to watch myself because the Valuation Actuary Symposium is this week!
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"Mathematical Induction: How mathematicians manage to suck all the fun out of lining up a row of dominos, knocking the one on the end down, and watching the entire row fall." -BC
Skip it. - AG

Because everything should taste like bacon.
AO Golfers Unite! Here and here.
#140
09-21-2008, 07:35 PM
 BigDawg IZ IN UR THREAD SOA Join Date: Dec 2005 Studying for nothing! Posts: 42,015

Quote:
 Originally Posted by wat? Well, the 5K came and went! It was fun - a LOT of people there, and a lot of kids to bring the energy level of the whole event up. It was great to see that many families and athletes come together for such a good cause. All the money went to the schools, so it was great to see such a large turnout. 9,400 registered runners in all, and tons more just spectating. So, the race report: Started off crazy - a lot of kids thinking they can keep a 7-9 minute mile pace, but turns out, the race people meant over 3.1 miles, not just down the block. So the first part of the race was spent dodging little ones and watching for kids suddenly slowing down. Added to the excitement and all. After the first half-mile or so, I started getting some space, so I settled into a rhythm. Mind you, I've been putting in some 28-29 minute paces thus far, and my ribs have been hurting this past week, so I just wanted to put a decent time up. So, I'm going along, spurned on by a quick cheer from my gf and her son and approach the half-way turn-around, where there's cheerleaders from one of the local high schools, going "go runners go"! Such a funny thing to have cheerleaders at a 5k. Half-way mark: 12:25 I'm thinking, uh-oh - that's way too fast. I'm gonna die out at the end. So I slow it down a little bit. Then I think, well, the timing's not exactly right 'cause of the craziness in the beginning, and I think I can keep it up - let's just see how far I can keep it up. So I speed it back up to where I was at. For about the last mile, I'm just trying to keep my legs moving, keep my breathing cadence going (3-2) and trying to plan out when to kick. I'm a short-burst energy kinda guy, so I don't want to expend it too early. So, I'm going along and I get a glimpse of the finish line, about 200-300 yards away. I peek down at my watch and see: "24:08". I think, seriously? Under 25 is doable? I decide to start my kick. And kick I did. It felt like a full-out sprint. I passed about 30 people on the way in, and had to dodge between a couple to pass them and finished strong. Official time: 24:41 Very, very happy with that. Somehow, the adrenaline of the race itself, competition, fellow runners and just the overall energy pushed me. It felt great. And, on Friday morning, I jumped on the scale - 170, on the nose. Thought about trying to run in place for 5 minutes, see if I could drop a pound, but I decided not to. I'm almost at a big goal - I haven't seen 160-something since sophmore year of high school, and I'm certain I'm in better shape now than I was then. So, all in all, it's sticking. Of course, I just have to watch myself because the Valuation Actuary Symposium is this week!
wow wat?, that's amazing!

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