kylegrey

Lifting Thread;training for the tattooed warrior.

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Quick question, this seems like a good place for it. I'm scheduled for my next tattoo on July 20th - it will be on my inner/front bicep. I should be okay for doing a Warrior Dash race on August 8th or 9th, right?

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@L2DB How long does it usually take you to heal? You're giving yourself about 3 weeks of heal time. I've been told to get past the flaky stage before doing anything crazy. It's very variable.

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Well, turns out only the competitive waves are still available for registration for the race so it's moot. I may try to do a race later in the fall.

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    • oof. yeah one's mileage will definitely vary
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