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September 20th, 2004


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05:36 pm - natural high
Trying to concentrate in office, I decided to try physical coersion. Curious about how accurate my feeling of decent fitness is, I decided to measure it. Found the Air Force ROTC fitness test, tried it (except the running... I'm pretty sure I can do 1.5 miles of track in under 9 minutes), passed the maxes easily. Especially the crunches -- go go pilates. Interesting.

Last week was pretty rough. Friday night I tried this drinking thing that everyone talks about, but saturated on my interest in drinking alcohol before I became very buzzed. (I won't enumerate, but it was a lot). Saturday night, after a day of working (9:30am call from seth), I tried fortifying myself through exercise, which was far more satisfying and buzz-inducing (the steam room->cold shower after is great). Granted, I also felt it a great deal more the next morning. Fortunately, everything is better now.
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From:daemonv
Date:September 20th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
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To pass the test you have to sustain 9.75 miles per hour for 9:36. That's pushing what I do on a normal workout, but within the range of what I can do if properly motivated.

I like that even you old men have to do it in that time. :) The push-ups were close for me, in that I had to plot out my pacing and didn't just keep going after 62.
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From:daemonv
Date:September 20th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Err, 9.375. I'm not sure why I mistyped that.
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From:unreasonable
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Ok, so I went and put down a mile and a half in 10:10. It felt fast. I don't think I can take another 34 seconds off that anytime soon. Of course it would help if I could run more than once a week (damn shins!),

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