OT: Nike+ Challenge

OT: Nike+ Challenge

Submitted by Mustaches4Michigan on August 4th, 2010 at 1:11 PM

For the small percentage of the MGoCommunity who are runners and of those runners who use Nike+ to track their runs, we thought that a 30-Day Most Miles Challenge might be a fun way to keep us motivated and pass the time in the dog days of August. 

Ideally, we'd start the challenge this Friday, the 6th, and end it on Sept. 4th -- our last run with a glorious mustache, finally, the wind against a smooth face. And then --then!-- the wait is over... It's tailgating time! Throw me an Oberon, good sir. What's that, young co-ed? Yes, my mustache does want your number -- so, what are you majoring in?

Ah, but I digress. Let's gauge the interest. Anyone up for such a challenge? Have you always wanted to know who among us can rack up the most miles in 30 days?

OT - Workout advice

OT - Workout advice

Submitted by MaizeNBlue on April 14th, 2010 at 1:12 AM

So, on week days I try to run and lift during the same hour each day. Usually, I run 3-4 miles, which I'm pretty used to running. Lately I've been trying to add significant upper body strength and I was wondering if it was better to run before lifting, or vice versa. I Google-searched some results, but most of them were mixed 50-50.

I have noticed that when I lift first, I'm capable of lifting better and I can run just as well when tired (logically). The problem is, I don't want to lose everything I gain lifting if I decide to run afterwards. It'd also be very preferable if both could be done in the same workout. Any advice would be much appreciated!

EDIT: the main reason I decided to post this here is because I know there are a couple Kinese people out there who probably know better than random internet Joe

Michigan video football fix (running backs)

Michigan video football fix (running backs)

Submitted by spumich on February 16th, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I know we are all getting tired of reading new posts about how many wins we are going to have, whether Devin is going to redshirt, etc. so I am posting this video from www.thewolverineblog.com
It's a compilation of Michigan running back highlights from Jamie Morris to Mike Hart. I have to admit I got chills a few times.

Games past: Henson as a RRod QB

Games past: Henson as a RRod QB

Submitted by Gerald R. Ford on August 11th, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I am currently watching the 1999 Michigan-Wisconsin game on HULU (don't tell me who wins - I love the suspense.) Drew Henson played his usual 2nd quarter, much now to our chagrin. I always had known that he was hyper-accurate and threw on a rope. What I never realized about him was how fast he was. On a 3rd down play with 4 wide and a single setback (Thomas), he took a designed play-action QB run and looked literally identical to Tate in the Spring game. I don't recall his size - I am sure he was taller than Tate. But I can't help but make the comparison and wonder how great he would be in the current offense. Oh what could have been then, and hopefully will be now. That is all.

OT: NCAA Nike+ Challenge

OT: NCAA Nike+ Challenge

Submitted by Lance on August 5th, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Hello fellow Wolverine Fans, I run (by far) the most popular sports running challenges on Nikeplus.com. Right now I am running three, MLB (Already in Progress) NFL (beginning August 7) and the NCAA Challenge. The NCAA Challenge runs from August 10 through January 7, 2010. Fellow Wolverine runners need your help. Out of 1,073 runners so far, Michigan has 32, while Ohio State has 65.

If you run/walk just 1 mile a day you can make a huge difference in the standings and possibly be motivated to run more for the "team". All you need is a Nike+ Shoe, Nike+ Sensor and iPhone/iTouch/Nano.

The rules are simple for the NCAA Challenge, Tryouts will last 3 weeks, then week by week teams will be discarded until there is 64 teams left and a March Madness type bracket will ensue with teams running the most miles moving on. The Championship Week will conclude along with the BCS Championship.

For those that are interested in the NFL Challenge, it will be run similarly, but differently. The NFL Running Teams will play a full 16 game schedule, alongside the real schedule, and earn wins and losses weekly via how many miles are ran. Best records make playoffs, same as the NFL.

To join any of the challenges, search for them on nikeplus or follow the links on my blog or join below:

Go Blue!