For Training purposes

For Training purposes


Mission 14, "Virtuous Circle"

“You have picked up a bottle of whiskey, and a book.”

Well, you know your run is going well when you hear that. This was my second “official” run for training. I’ve been running for a few weeks before this trying to get back in shape, but we won’t count those.
Today’s Mission was #14. It involved the trusty radio operator you normally hear in almost every mission, Sam Yao, and the medical officer, Dr. Maxine Myers. I don’t think I’m giving too much away by saying you went on a supplies run for fun items for this one. It was a really quick mission–only 21 minutes long. That suited me fine as I was already late for a house warming party, so instead of running more I just called it quits and headed home.
There was another great comment while I was running the mission, when Sam said:

“Maybe you could even pretend the zombies are a game in a way… no, never mind, that would be silly.”

The Zombies, run! app also has a feature that as soon as you finish a Mission, it goes into “radio” mode. This basically is just two character’s audio being prompted in between songs. Usually, it’s them just joking around.
Training wise I felt a little tired today, which sucked. I always say that this stuff is more mental than physical. In the end your body can always handle it–it’s your mind that has to.
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Mission 13, "Patient 29"

There is nothing so fun as running from Zombies on a Friday. Not because you’re gonna get away with not running from them tomorrow, being a Saturday, but because at least I don’t have to get up at 6 a.m., work until 5 p.m., go for a run, and still have the energy to write an article for GameSkinny.

So tonight I ran–according to Nike+ which I still haven’t calibrated–2 miles. I did loop around what I am decently sure is a mile so it’s probably pretty on par with the right distance. Not only will I be giving updates on my runs, but also include my Zombie training as well. Just in case any of you needed some extra tips.

I use the Zombies, Run! app, and basically what happens is you run a “Mission”, which generally can last from 25 – 30 minutes. In between songs of a playlist you choose, an audio story line plays. You also collect supplies as you run which you can use towards building your base. I’m going to be doing an awesome video review of this on my Facebook page, I Am Out Of Character, pretty soon. I’ve partnered up with a friend who does a lot of film ventures and also has Final Cut, so it should be pretty sweet.

I’ve been using the app for a while, so right now I am on Mission 13 now which is called Patient 29. I don’t want to give anything away for the story line, but I will post up a screen shot or two just for fun.