How to Pick the Right Challenge—And Train For It So You Don’t Die

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are back with all your challenge suggestions—and a deep conversation about WHY people love paying to suffer in the name of fitness, how to take care of your body and train for big fitness events (from a Tough Mudder to a marathon), and how to know which friends you should push to do things they don’t want to do… and which friends to leave the heck alone. And maybe—maybe—the ladybrains have finally picked their challenge for 2019… AND 2020.

Mentioned on the episode:
The (Free, Printable) Habit Tracker: https://bit.ly/2Yr53jo.
Our hilarious episode “Hiking the Maryland Challenge—42 Miles in 24 Hours” from 2018: https://apple.co/2SC0AVD.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Stad Thatcher

    I’m going to listen to the podacst tomorrow, but will Kelly be making any kind of Ricochet announcement post soon? (hint hint)

    If she already has, then I’ll play my Geezer Card and say I missed it . . .

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    • July 25, 2019, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  2. Lyndsey Fifield Contributor

    Stad (View Comment):

    I’m going to listen to the podacst tomorrow, but will Kelly be making any kind of Ricochet announcement post soon? (hint hint)

    If she already has, then I’ll play my Geezer Card and say I missed it . . .

    If you mean BABY announcement she had the baby last week! Mama, New Baby, Husband, Fat Baby, and Wallaby are all doing well ;)

    • #2
    • July 25, 2019, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Lyndsey Fifield (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    I’m going to listen to the podacst tomorrow, but will Kelly be making any kind of Ricochet announcement post soon? (hint hint)

    If she already has, then I’ll play my Geezer Card and say I missed it . . .

    If you mean BABY announcement she had the baby last week! Mama, New Baby, Husband, Fat Baby, and Wallaby are all doing well ;)

    I know, and it’s awesome!

    • #3
    • July 25, 2019, at 2:54 PM PDT
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  4. Full Size Tabby Member

    A friend recently did the Manitou Incline up Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. It is an incline that climbs about 2000 feet over a mile, and it starts at elevation 6000 – so rarefied oxygen. The trail is a former inclined railroad from which the tracks have been removed but the wooden cross ties remain. My friend said that for her a major challenge was the uneven spacing of the wooden cross ties and the constantly changing angle of incline, so that she could not get a good rhythm for her stride going. 

    • #4
    • July 26, 2019, at 10:54 AM PDT
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  5. Full Size Tabby Member

    BTW, you girls are crazy. There’s a reason mankind developed upholstered couches, recliners, and air conditioning. @Stad and I will prepare the ice packs.

    • #5
    • July 26, 2019, at 1:37 PM PDT
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    BTW, you girls are crazy. There’s a reason mankind developed upholstered couches, recliners, and air conditioning. @Stad and I will prepare the ice packs.

    Hey, @fullsizetabby! You do ice packs, I’ll do six packs . . .

    • #6
    • July 27, 2019, at 6:18 AM PDT
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