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Title: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 19, 2013, 12:10:43 AM
Anyone besides me do the Spartan Race this past weekend at Kuuloa Ranch?
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: FATMANWA on August 19, 2013, 07:54:13 AM
I did, time was 2hrs and 10min. Pretty lame but since I didn't train or have a big enough breakfast I guess it was ok.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 19, 2013, 09:32:26 AM
I did, time was 2hrs and 10min. Pretty lame but since I didn't train or have a big enough breakfast I guess it was ok.

Hey congratulations - Nice to know a fellow 2a member participated  :shaka:
don't worry about your finish time, the main thing is that you finished the race. I think a lot of people went in expecting it was going to be a lot easier to do, myself included but holy crap was I surprised. I'm a little guy and some of those obstacles were not made with me in mind, i think most of the female participants were bigger than me but got to use the easier route :rofl: Next time I need to do more training and be more prepared for the obstacles, maybe we can start a 2aHawaii team for next year.

My finish time - 1 hour flat, completed all obstacles(no burpies for me)and placed 113 out 4798

not bad for minimal training but pretty good for someone 41 years old :geekdanc:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: FATMANWA on August 19, 2013, 03:09:05 PM
Damn that is good timing. I was not expecting so many hills, so gotta start training for that. This was def harder than the warrior dash, finished that in 44min and I walked alot of it.
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Post by: Q on August 19, 2013, 03:12:27 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: Hi state on August 19, 2013, 04:22:01 PM
Participated in the traffic it caused trying to get out to Kahuku to ride dirtbike. Took almost an hour to get through the traffic didn't realize there were that many people doing the race
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 19, 2013, 05:39:57 PM
Participated in the traffic it caused trying to get out to Kahuku to ride dirtbike. Took almost an hour to get through the traffic didn't realize there were that many people doing the race

Yup - I saw the traffic when I was leaving kuuloa - no traffic when I was going to kuuloa from town at 7am but when I left at 11am, the traffic was bumper to bumper from kuuloa to the hygienic store  :shake:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on August 19, 2013, 06:51:17 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: michalebsdad on August 19, 2013, 07:18:12 PM
Sounds mean.

How would one train for something like this?

Go out everyday and kick your own ass by doing all of the ridiculous things you can think of  :thumbsup:

No seriously..check out http://www.spartanrace.com/, (http://www.spartanrace.com/,) it will give you an idea
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: FATMANWA on August 19, 2013, 09:08:47 PM
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Go out everyday and kick your own ass by doing all of the ridiculous things you can think of  :thumbsup:

No seriously..check out http://www.spartanrace.com/, (http://www.spartanrace.com/,) it will give you an idea

 :thumbsup:

I was doing a cross fit like workout and running about two miles before, but then life got in the way the past few months. If you do the workouts in the email you will def get in shape for this race. They are a food all around work out.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 19, 2013, 09:17:58 PM
Sounds mean.

How would one train for something like this?

1) Work on endurance - running/jogging regularly plus running hills or stairs
2) Build your upper body strength, you definitely have to pull/carry your weight - rope climbing, pull ups, dips and monkey bars
3) Core strength - crunches, sit ups and leg lifts.

Joining a gym would help but not really necessary.

I'm running up Koko Head crater tomorrow morning want to join me :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on August 19, 2013, 10:39:30 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 20, 2013, 12:03:47 PM
Sign me up for next year; it'll give me motivation to continue working out

Tom'w morning morning run up Koko Kead crater = no bueno.

Let me know in advance, and I'll go one weekend.

Ideally, I'd like to go on a day when bruddah Noscade or 338kid or Teichi or ren is on the line at KHSC.

It would be nice to know that we could call in Fire Support just in case some Benjamin Davis copycat tries to get all nuts.


hahaha - would be nice to call in fire support but would be even better if we could legally carry our own  :thumbsup:

first time doing koko head this morning - took 20 mins to go up and 10 mins to come back down, going up really kicks your ass :crazy:

doing koko head on a regular basis would definitely help you if you want to do a spartan race, I'm doing it to prepare for Mt, Fuji next month  :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on August 20, 2013, 06:56:05 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 20, 2013, 07:46:47 PM
Shoot, man... I'm just trying to get back into the fitness thang.

I doubt my out-of-shape ass could hang with a dude that does a one hour flat Spartan Run, 20 minute sprints up Koko Head Crater, and eats Fuji-san for breakfast!! 

:worship:

Hey New Guy best way to get back is to go all in, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? :thumbsup:  I just decided to do Fuji san last week and have one month to prepare, i'll probably try to do koko head 2-3 times a week in the mornings. Let me know :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 21, 2013, 09:27:02 PM
Shoot, man... I'm just trying to get back into the fitness thang.

I doubt my out-of-shape ass could hang with a dude that does a one hour flat Spartan Run, 20 minute sprints up Koko Head Crater, and eats Fuji-san for breakfast!! 
e the buil
:worship:

Hey New Guy - just saw your post about BMI, you are about the same height and weight as me  :shaka: I'm about 5'7" and 130lbs I also wrestled in high school about 20 something years ago at 105lbs :shake: you totally can do the Spartan Race, you have the built and also if you can go through wrestling practice the Spartan race would be a piece of cake  :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on August 22, 2013, 06:41:20 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on August 28, 2013, 08:37:13 AM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 28, 2013, 11:13:20 AM
Damn, I must be getting old... I messed up my right knee yesterday.

Not even sure how I did it, but the pain is located in the upper inside part of my knee, just behind the kneecap.

Slight redness and slight swelling.

Took some Tylenol and the pain decreased significantly, but my knee is still sore.

Pretty frickin bummed right now.  >:(

Will keep an eye on it, as I still want to attempt Koko Head, bruddah jonjon!

Hey New,

That sucks to hear, but the main thing is to not get discouraged. Take it easy on the knee but keep working the upper body and definitely put Koko Head on the back burner, that mofo is a bitch on the knees  :shake:
I've already did Koko Head 3 times since last tuesday and have taken a minute off each time so 18 minutes from the parking lot to the very top and 9 minutes to come back down.
Let me know when you are ready and your knee is healed up and I will join you on your first attempt  :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: ImKu on August 28, 2013, 12:59:09 PM
I've already did Koko Head 3 times since last tuesday and have taken a minute off each time so 18 minutes from the parking lot to the very top and 9 minutes to come back down.
Let me know when you are ready and your knee is healed up and I will join you on your first attempt  :shaka:

 :o  :worship: That is crazy man. I tried hanging in there with my friends, who are in way better shape than me and they kill it in 15 min to the top.  I'm close to double that...  My knees/calves definately feel it the next day.  I will probably try the Spartan race next round too.  It was kinda pricy to enter from what I heard though.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 29, 2013, 11:32:05 AM
Damn!!!!! 15 minutes - I got some work to do  :crazy: do they start timing from the parking lot or from the the bottom of the steps? also do they stop timing at the top of the steps or at the old landing pad?

They already have pre registration for next years Spartan race, it will be twice as long  :geekdanc:
Once they open up registration, sign up and it will be about $39.00 if you wait till last minute like I did it was $89.00. The ranch charges $10 for parking and they also charge $5 to store your bag.
We should start a 2aHawaii team and start some workout sessions :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: ImKu on August 29, 2013, 11:51:08 AM
Not sure where they start/stop their time, I started the timer at the bottom of the steps and stopped at the top of the steps.  They train there though and use the...umm scenery as motivation.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: WCMTWS on August 31, 2013, 09:59:06 PM
lol @ running up koko head...way to hot up there! Plus it's steep as shit.
I saw the 'Spartan Race' on youtube the other day, looked awesome! Would defiantly like to do it next time around.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on August 31, 2013, 10:55:36 PM
They train there though and use the...umm scenery as motivation.

haha - yup going up hill the "scenery" sometimes can be a motivation but also a distraction  ;)

lol @ running up koko head...way to hot up there! Plus it's steep as shit.

yup pretty steep, so I guess you really can't call it "running up" more like "power hiking" :shaka:

next years race is going to be around 6-8 miles so it's going to be pretty killer  :crazy:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: sannixinc on August 31, 2013, 11:55:05 PM
Goal:
2a group at spartan race 2014
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on September 01, 2013, 05:35:56 AM
Goal:
2a group at spartan race 2014

+1

Lets do this  :geekdanc:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on September 01, 2013, 07:08:26 AM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: splice21 on September 02, 2013, 05:45:00 PM
yup pretty steep, so I guess you really can't call it "running up" more like "power hiking" :shaka:

next years race is going to be around 6-8 miles so it's going to be pretty killer  :crazy:
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That's true. Its more like power hiking. With all those tourist on this trail its crazy.

I missed the last Spartan Race. Too bad I'll have to wait til 2017 for them to finish the super, beast and ultra for the race to come full circle. I give these people credit who advanced to the super and beyond. Thats some tough stuff. 3 miles can do but 6-8 miles lol! Its good to know your limits. :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on September 16, 2013, 03:42:52 PM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on September 17, 2013, 09:32:52 PM
jonjon,

You in the Land of the Rising Sun, yet?

Good luck with Fuji San, bruddah, and post some pics.

Also, been seeing a bunch of unfit-looking girls and guys running around wearing the Spartan Race tshirt... if their asses made it, I'm feeling better about my chances.

Hey  New,

Leaving for Tokyo on Thursday and will climb Fuji on Sunday - will only take my iPhone to take photos but will definitely post if I make it to the summit  :shake:

Next year it will be a Spartan super race and not a Spartan sprint so I bet those unfit looking people will have a pretty hard time finishing or probably not even attempt it next year  ;)

Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: new guy on September 18, 2013, 08:32:19 AM
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Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on May 17, 2016, 06:23:04 PM
resurrected post:

so.........who's doing the spartan race this august 2016?
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 17, 2016, 06:43:52 PM
Probably in for the sprint.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on May 17, 2016, 09:58:41 PM
Probably in for the sprint.

that's the one i'm doing. i figured i might be in ok shape until today. wow, struggled to do pull-ups and monkey bars, LOL!  well, i have 3 months to lose some weight and workout.....
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 18, 2016, 08:17:39 AM
that's the one i'm doing. i figured i might be in ok shape until today. wow, struggled to do pull-ups and monkey bars, LOL!  well, i have 3 months to lose some weight and workout.....
A group of friends are going.  There's a range of fitness levels and I think I'm about in the middle. 

I was reading through the typical obstacles and watching videos of past races.  There was a rope climb where you start in a mud/water pit and I assume the rope is wet.  Chalk me up for the 30 burpee penalty for that one!   :(

I haven't done monkey bars since I was like 10, so that should be interesting as well. 
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: macsak on May 18, 2016, 08:20:34 AM
A group of friends are going.  There's a range of fitness levels and I think I'm about in the middle. 

I was reading through the typical obstacles and watching videos of past races.  There was a rope climb where you start in a mud/water pit and I assume the rope is wet.  Chalk me up for the 30 burpee penalty for that one!   :(

I haven't done monkey bars since I was like 10, so that should be interesting as well.

once the "team spartan" tv show starts, the race is gonna get hugely popular
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on May 18, 2016, 08:45:29 AM
A group of friends are going.  There's a range of fitness levels and I think I'm about in the middle. 

I was reading through the typical obstacles and watching videos of past races.  There was a rope climb where you start in a mud/water pit and I assume the rope is wet.  Chalk me up for the 30 burpee penalty for that one!   :(

I haven't done monkey bars since I was like 10, so that should be interesting as well.

dammit.......i hate burpees, lol! i better practice those too.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 25, 2016, 11:21:05 AM
I was watching the Spartan race show from 2015 and those were some hardcore stuff that the elite guys had to do.  Carry that log/stump up that hill! 
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 31, 2016, 08:56:56 AM
Just signed up.  Think we have about 4-5 doing it so far. 

There's a coupon I think until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on May 31, 2016, 09:58:18 AM
Just signed up.  Think we have about 4-5 doing it so far. 

There's a coupon I think until tomorrow.

yup. coupon is ALOHA10 for anybody signing up. 10% off
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 31, 2016, 10:36:44 AM
yup. coupon is ALOHA10 for anybody signing up. 10% off
I used the code "MEMORIAL" for $20 off the sprint.  Would be $30 off the super and $40 off the beast. 

Gotta get ready for those damn burpees.   :(
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: jonjon on May 31, 2016, 11:16:31 AM
I used the code "MEMORIAL" for $20 off the sprint.  Would be $30 off the super and $40 off the beast. 

Gotta get ready for those damn burpees.   :(

Hey - if you pass the obstacle you don't have to do burpees  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on May 31, 2016, 11:33:42 AM
Hey - if you pass the obstacle you don't have to do burpees  :thumbsup:
:shaka:

I'm already preparing for at least a few that I won't pass.  Or maybe I'd rather just concede the burpees.  Haha   ;D

Most seem pretty straight forward, but you never know.  I've heard that the spear throw one is pretty difficult, as in it's harder than it looks.   
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on June 01, 2016, 09:43:03 PM
:shaka:

I'm already preparing for at least a few that I won't pass.  Or maybe I'd rather just concede the burpees.  Haha   ;D

Most seem pretty straight forward, but you never know.  I've heard that the spear throw one is pretty difficult, as in it's harder than it looks.   
preparing but i thought i was in a little better shape.......round is a shape.

5'7"  196lb   21% bf starting stats. currently at: 181  17% bf. hope to be at: 165  10-12% bf by race day so i can at least be light enough to finish doing my burpees.   :shaka:
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on June 09, 2016, 09:03:00 AM
preparing but i thought i was in a little better shape.......round is a shape.

5'7"  196lb   21% bf starting stats. currently at: 181  17% bf. hope to be at: 165  10-12% bf by race day so i can at least be light enough to finish doing my burpees.   :shaka:
Which level race are you signed up for? 

I'm probably pretty close to your (former) current stats.  I was doing Insanity to lose weight on a bet and got down to about 175-180ish and was pretty darn lean, at least for me.   :(

I don't plan on training specifically for the race.  Just get back into some running here and there.  Seems like we'll have a pretty large group with a wide range of fitness levels, from almost grandmother to pretty fit 20-somethings.  Believe the plan is to stick together, so I just can't be the slowest.   ;D
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: MMM on June 09, 2016, 11:15:20 AM
Which level race are you signed up for? 

I'm probably pretty close to your (former) current stats.  I was doing Insanity to lose weight on a bet and got down to about 175-180ish and was pretty darn lean, at least for me.   :(

I don't plan on training specifically for the race.  Just get back into some running here and there.  Seems like we'll have a pretty large group with a wide range of fitness levels, from almost grandmother to pretty fit 20-somethings.  Believe the plan is to stick together, so I just can't be the slowest.   ;D

we're in the sprint in a mixed group. youngest is 15yrs and oldest is 57.  us old farts went in on a bet with the kids, lol! we refuse to lose to them in anything or......die trying.   :thumbs:

same strategy here. to not be the slowest in the group and maybe, just maybe.......ahead. i already know i can outpace my 16 yr old son right now but, he'll probably train for 2 weeks before and blow right past me. LOL!
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on June 10, 2016, 08:05:32 AM
we're in the sprint in a mixed group. youngest is 15yrs and oldest is 57.  us old farts went in on a bet with the kids, lol! we refuse to lose to them in anything or......die trying.   :thumbs:

same strategy here. to not be the slowest in the group and maybe, just maybe.......ahead. i already know i can outpace my 16 yr old son right now but, he'll probably train for 2 weeks before and blow right past me. LOL!
If we all stay together, which I believe is the plan, I know I won't be the slowest of the group.  At least I think. . .  :P

Though we are planning this as a group thing and stay together, where I am sure we'll all be supportive of everyone, I'm sure there will be a good deal of competitiveness going on for sure.   ;D
Title: Re: Spartan Race Hawaii
Post by: drck1000 on August 15, 2016, 08:26:23 AM
So how did everyone do?

We ended up having almost 20 in our group.  It was tougher than I had envisioned, but doable even if one didn't really train for the race.  My buddy that came along with this group didn't really train and he did ok.  He said his cardio was lacking at times, but not too bad. 

We started off as a group and got separated after the first set of wall obstacles.  I saw the guys in our group at the top of the cargo net, but that's the last I saw of them.  There was a log jam at the cargo net due to the single file path after that.  We probably waited about 30 minutes at the top of the cargo net.  Those in our group who were behind us got diverted around. . .  There were many lines.  Some were frustrating, but some where somewhat of a welcome break, especially in the second half when many obstacles tested your grip strength. 

When we were standing in line to get our packets, I was behind a "test runner" guy who had run the course in the morning and was getting his packet for his timed afternoon run.  He gave us a LOT tips that helped, particularly with the rock bucket.  The sandbag carry kicked my ass in that at the start, one guy in our group cramped up badly so I was helping him carry his sandbags to the top of the climb.  After that, I cramped up, but everyone was ahead of me, so I just had to suffer for a bit. 

Overall, it was very fun.  Longer distance than I thought, but a good test physically as well as mentally.  There are folks in out group that want to try the super next year.  I'll have to think about it.  If I did commit to it, I'd have to train more.  I think my cardio was fine.  Could've been better for sure.  Thinking back, I would've done more trail running or hiking with decent grades as opposed to running on mostly flat pavement.  Familiarity with the obstacles will definitely help as well.