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Greg Hickman
Attended Collinsville High School
Lived in DeKalb, IL
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Running Tips  - 
 
Interesting... I had a PT tell me to think about running "quietly" to avoid injury. It's hard to do when I'm tired, though!
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FitNotes Workout - Monday 8th February 2016

I felt like I got my mojo back tonight. I've felt a little flat at the gym the last couple weeks, maybe because I've been running more miles. Tonight definitely felt better! I'm almost back to PR territory on my squats and bench press, and the pull ups felt pretty good - well, as good as pull ups ever feel! The conditioning at the end was fairly tough but not excruciating. We were going to do overhead squats instead of front squats but the overheads were challenging in my running shoes. I flew through the 400 meter runs and nailed the front squats! A good night's work!

** Barbell Squat **
- 98.0 kgs x 5 reps [Good! One was too deep and one wasn't quite deep enough, but they were all pretty solid.]
- 98.0 kgs x 5 reps [A bit sketchy on the 3rd rep, otherwise really good!]
- 98.0 kgs x 5 reps [Best set!]

** Flat Barbell Bench Press ** (Superset - Bench Press & Pull Up)
- 78.0 kgs x 5 reps [Tough]
- 78.0 kgs x 5 reps [Still tough]
- 78.0 kgs x 5 reps [Super tough]
- 78.0 kgs x 4 reps [I failed after 3 reps, took a minute rest and got one more out]

** Pull Up ** (Superset - Bench Press & Pull Up)
- 10 reps [Solid]
- 10 reps [Solid]
- 10 reps [Struggled with the last two]
- 5 reps [Went to failure - 1on this set]

** Running (Outdoor) ** (Circuit - 400 M Run & Front Squat)
- 400.0 m in 01:30
- 400.0 m in 01:30
- 400.0 m in 01:30 [Banged these all out, but they were tough with the front squats mixed in!]

** Barbell Front Squat ** (Circuit - 400 M Run & Front Squat)
- 34.0 kgs x 15 reps
- 34.0 kgs x 15 reps
- 34.0 kgs x 15 reps [Excellent form on all sets!]
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This is happening one week from tomorrow! The video is from a relatively dry year.... As wet as this year's been, I can't wait to see how much mud we'll get to run through!
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Star Wars routes in my Strava feed this morning...
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I'm with you +Greg Hickman !
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Nutrition and weight loss  - 
 
An interesting read, although I'm not entirely sure that it's the "calorie" that's broken so much as it is that people don't really understand: a) how many calories they're consuming; and b) how bad processed food, refined sugars and "diet" crap really are for them.
“I’m kind of pissed at the scientific community for not coming up with something better."
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+Greg Hickman , I can be quite obsessive when it comes to counting things ;} ... not having ready-made store bought meals, and access to labelling of ingredients of things used in cooking (plus a bit of hand-waving when it comes to fruit, different varieties of apples have different calories) makes my intake numbers fairly accurate.  

When I first tried to lose weight many, many moons ago I even had my metabolic base rate assessed in a clinical environment [that's how crazy I am about numbers :}], so to see whether I'm in deficit, and by how much, was actually not that hard.

Even back then (and I hadn't heard of Noakes or Banting then) a low-carb diet (Atkins, with a quite different fat - protein balance than what I'm on now) seemed to do a better job than carbs & deficit. I'm quite convinced that carbs are of the devil ;D
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A spot-on steady state run with a perfect cadence of 182 and a pace variability of 5%! 
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+Raina R. This run was a close to marathon pace run. My usual cadence isn't much different than yours, and it can even go lower on the trails.
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13.5 miles and 2000+ feet of elevation gain on a muddy, wet, hilly route that took us up a couple of steep firelanes, along some rushing creeks and through some of the greenest sections of Forest Park. A perfect day for a fantastic (and tiring!) run! No stopping for pictures today!

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My favorite shoes ever... They saw me through my first 50K and I will always love them for that. :)

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Recapping January and looking ahead...
"You don't get the ass you want by sitting on it!" - A gym t-shirt I stepped out of the shower the other day and happened to see my butt in the mirror. It looks pretty darned good! All those squats and dead lifts are definitely paying off! Anyway… It’s ...
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Last night's weight training went better than expected after a week and a half off! I even got a 7RM PR on my squats at 90 kg/198 lbs! We don't often do 7 rep squat sets, so that's probably not terribly meaningful, but still, it's progress!

Had a good run this afternoon. A 7K steady state run with a 182 cadence and pace variability at 6%. I was a little sore in the posterior after last night's weight lifting, but nothing too unbearable!
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Greg Hickman

Trail Running  - 
 
Marquam Park is hilly enough that it's never an easy run, and the mud certainly makes it more challenging! Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. :)
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A seven mile hike up Hamilton Mountain on the Washington side of the Gorge. We climbed nearly 2350 feet to reach the top, trudging through mud and snow, wind, rain and cold. 
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I'm getting very close to hitting my weightlifting goals: 300 lbs/136 kg squat, 400 lbs/181 kg deadlift and 225 lbs/102 kg bench press. Hopefully I can hit at least a couple of these before the 50K training starts in April!
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Thanks, +Arnar Jonsson​! I was kind of surprised how close I'm getting to those goals! I'd love to hit them before I have to spend more time running the trails this spring!
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