The photo at the left here is my silly attempt at a heroic pose with a very serious piece of exercise equipment from Ryan Pitts of StrongerGrip.com He makes some incredible stuff of fantastic craftsmanship, which if you haven't checked it out, please do so. This exercise mace is down right formidable and while I've gotten better with it (with weight added in the globe) it always manages to keep me on my toes.
It was time for another challenge, so I wrote up a particularly interesting one, and participated in it as well. Self-scaling elements and variations included (these are always in my notebooks where these ideas get scrawled then tested on real human beings before getting shared here).
Won't deny it, I'm not a fan of running, even though I've been told that I'm pretty ok at it, and that I'm reasonably fast. I do like to sprint on occasion and just go all out for a short period of time, preferably up hill. At that point its more of an act of defiance than an athletic feat. Also, at any given time I like to know that I can go and keep going very fast for at least 1/4 mile at a time, far enough to get to or away from something (zombies? regrettable live music?) if necessary.
Like most "track day" challenges this is something only done occasionally, and may or may not fit into the larger "plan" other than as a benchmark or casual assessment.