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#1 BeachBuckeye

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:21 PM

So it seems like me and the yahoo's I went hiking with this past weekend are committed to a challenge in October where we set out on foot for 24 hours and see how far we can get. We all seem pretty confident that 50 miles is within reach, but we are all curious if 70+ is attainable.

 

Our plan is to begin on the Strand (East coasters would call it the boardwalk) where it begins in Torrance and walk as far North as we can in 24 hours. The Strand eventually ends in Malibu, then we would have to walk along Pacific Coast Highway the remainder of the way.

 

What we loosely discussed as rules are as follows:

* Can only move by foot (walking, running, skipping...etc)

* No bikes or other forms of transportation

* You can stop as much or as little as you would like

* You can stop for food, bathrooms, a dip in the ocean.....etc

* You can carry a backpack or ruck, or not

* You can have food and water, and any kind of comforts on you or you can buy them along the way

 

I think what we are looking at is starting at 7:00PM and ending the following day at the same time.

 

I wanted to put it out to you guys to see if anyone is interested in doing this with us and making it a "Global Virtual Challenge"? 

 

Plenty of time to mull it over and talk yourself out of it, and then talk yourself back into it!  :D

 

 


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:49 PM

I like the idea! But I would need to find someone to join me to even remotely consider it. I can't imagine walking through the night and next day by myself and nobody comes to mind right off the bat.

 

I did 30.25 miles overnight in around 10.5 hours at a Relay for Life about 8-9 years ago. I was in good overall shape (not to walk/run long distances though) but did no specific training or build up to it. My legs were beat up by the end; I ended up running a good portion of the last 6 miles because it actually hurt less than walking at that point.

 

With some dedicated training 50 is easily doable and I don't think 70 is out of the question if you develop a good plan/work:rest intervals and stick to it. That will be a cool route too, mine was around a track at a high school, it was nice because I had all my resources close and didn't have to carry anything but it was MONOTONOUS doing 125 laps; luckily I had a few different people I walked with throughout the night.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

holy smokes what a good idea!

It would have been even better 2-3 yrs ago when I was still in my OCR & running community!

 

Alas, I can make all the excuses in the world about no one to walk with, bum achilles, out of shape...honestly, I'm not sure if I have it in me anymore!!!

Let me ponder on it. Have you penciled a day in?


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:30 AM

Nope just Nopenopeopenope,

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

Nope just Nopenopeopenope,

lol

 

:lol: Kind of along the lines I was thinking...

 

I love a good challenge. But trying to schedule a 24 hour period I can be out of the house just to see how far I can get? Hard selling that one to the wife...


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:26 PM

:lol: Kind of along the lines I was thinking...

 

I love a good challenge. But trying to schedule a 24 hour period I can be out of the house just to see how far I can get? Hard selling that one to the wife...

 

This is kind of where I'm at too. I already got cleared to take a weekend in December to do my GR event so would feel guilty asking for another.

 

I will definitely be looking to do some 12-15+ mile rucks around this period if anyone wants to do something along those lines.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:24 PM

 

Let me ponder on it. Have you penciled a day in?

 

We've just loosely said October. No specific dates just yet.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

With some dedicated training 50 is easily doable and I don't think 70 is out of the question if you develop a good plan/work:rest intervals and stick to it. That will be a cool route too, mine was around a track at a high school, it was nice because I had all my resources close and didn't have to carry anything but it was MONOTONOUS doing 125 laps; luckily I had a few different people I walked with throughout the night.

You know that's an interesting concept I hadn't really thought about, because I have these guys to walk with, but I think having people meet us along the way would be a huge help.

 

I suspect that we'll stay together for awhile, but then by the end we'll be scattered all over US 1. 

 

I think it would be a totally reasonable rule that anyone could have a pacer out with them at any portion of the 24 hour period.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:12 PM

Hey Mr BB , what is your goal here? Is it too...

Conquer the Mountain by:

Beating the clock?

Having enough strength at the finish for a fight?

Teamwork?

Adapting to the mountain?

Making the mountain adapt to you?

To expose your strengths and weaknesses?

Because it is there?

Some other goal?



What drives you to cross that mountain.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

Leave it to Stu to ask the important questions...


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

Hey Mr BB , what is your goal here? Is it too...

Conquer the Mountain by:

Beating the clock?

Having enough strength at the finish for a fight?

Teamwork?

Adapting to the mountain?

Making the mountain adapt to you?

To expose your strengths and weaknesses?

Because it is there?

Some other goal?



What drives you to cross that mountain.

 

I think because it is there is the right answer.

 

I've been interested for awhile now in figuring out how far I could go in an overnight outing. I think the 24 hour time frame is just a convenient measure of time, but also arbitrary. It could just as well be 12 hours or 14 hours. 

 

I think we want it to be as much of a physical test as it is a mental test. To me the 24 hour time frame is long enough that it meets both of those criteria.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

"I think because it is there is the right answer."

 

Indeed it is! Of course, there is no wrong answer. Just curios is all. A curios look into the mind of madness!   :) 


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