Well it looks like the next few months may be a total bust for MA for a bit other than occasionally dropping in on Hannibal. I will however have time to workout again so this thread will keep my honest about getting back at it. Keep in mind I'm in pretty terrible shape so don't expect much from me right now. Training goals: To be able to run a 4 minute PARE and have a good time on the FORCE evaluationby this time next year. The PARE is an obstacle course consisting of the following: 6 laps around a track including a 5 foot jump, climbing up and down a 5 foot staircase, jumping over two knee hight obstacles and vaulting over 3 foot barrier each lap. This is then followed up by a push and pull station loaded with 80lb six times back and forth and a 100lb bag carry for 50 feet. FORCE evaluation consists of two 20 meter sprints done in 51 seconds. 30 consecutive lifts of 20kg sandbag to 1m alternating between two sandbags to be competed in 3m30s. 10 20m shuttles with half loaded with 20kg sandbags for a total of 400m in 5m21s. And carrying 1 sandbag and a minimum of 4 more for a total of 20 meters without stopping. The plan: To start with I am going to work on increasing my base strength. So I will be following Stronglifts 5x5 and including Prowler work and box jumps to improve power as well as run two 5k runs a week and one shorter 2.5k run mixed with sprints to improve my aerobic and anerobic capacity. I welcome any suggestions and recommendations to help improve what I am doing to better meet my goals.