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Old 05-18-2017, 11:34 AM   #6401
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Can't believe you guys are arguing that guy regarding the marathon.

Marathons are hard as hell, full stop. People who say otherwise don't know what they are talking about, and completing a marathon is a huge accomplishment.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:38 AM   #6402
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I don't think that anyone could go from 0km to 42km in such a short time span.
Why 0 Km? How is someone who can't run anything considered healthy and in shape?

That's my point. People should not be so unfit.

We have, unfortunately, women in Africa who travel 15 KM a day to collect water. Carrying 30 pounds of water back on the return trip, often with children. For a large part of the population, "long" travelling distances are a normal day. Western society has just gotten so fat and unhealthy that the idea of 42 KM is now some mythical task for a large population when it really shouldn't be.

Again, there's certain time barriers (that would be different for everyone) that should make it an accomplishment. I, myself, would like to compete one in under 4 hours, something I've yet to do. For some, 4 hours is easy. For others, it may be 5 or 6 hours. But you should be able to move 42 KM if you put in some effort - even if it might take you 6 hours after a couple months of training. If you can't, then you're not fit and need to rethink your lifestyle choices.

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Why 0 Km? How is someone who can't run anything considered healthy and in shape?

That's my point. People should not be so unfit.

We have, unfortunately, women in Africa who travel 15 KM a day to collect water. Carrying 30 pounds of water back on the return trip, often with children. For a large part of the population, "long" travelling distances are a normal day. Western society has just gotten so fat and unhealthy that the idea of 42 KM is now some mythical task for a large population when it really shouldn't be.

Again, there's certain time barriers (that would be different for everyone) that should make it an accomplishment. I, myself, would like to compete one in under 4 hours, something I've yet to do. For some, 4 hours is easy. For others, it may be 5 or 6 hours. But you should be able to move 42 KM if you put in some effort - even if it might take you 6 hours. If you can't, then you're not fit and need to rethink your lifestyle choices.
Alright, I hear ya.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:36 PM   #6404
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It grinds my gears that none of the current GMG topics interest me. You guys and your teachers and running debates are booooring. Might as well go get some work done.
those mother ####ers, that pull out in front of you and then proceed to drive slower than you were, holding you up, especially when they could plainly see, there were no cars behind you and they could have waited.

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But then again, show me another career that gets as scrutinized as much as theirs for being a lazy, well paying job. If you were constantly told by society that your job you work hard at with long hours is a joke, you'd probably get your back up and get defensive too.
These threads never start with people just going off on teachers. They go like this:
  1. Specific complaint (usually from a parent about days off or school hours).
  2. Someone says teachers work incredibly hard, they're underpaid, and what kind of jerk would criticise the people who teach our children.
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  4. WHY DO YOU HATE TEACHERS?!?!
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These threads never start with people just going off on teachers. They go like this:
  1. Specific complaint (usually from a parent about days off or school hours).
  2. Some sarcastic reply about how much time do teachers need off and how easy it is to be a teacher
  3. Someone says teachers work incredibly hard, they're underpaid, and what kind of jerk would criticise the people who teach our children.
  4. Someone brings in data around hours or salary to challenge the assertions that teachers are underpaid and work way harder than other people.
  5. WHY DO YOU HATE TEACHERS?!?!
I would say that's more accurate. I don't think a teacher is going to feel the need to come in and justify anything if someone was just complaining about how it sucks picking their kid up at noon or two or whatever.
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It's not an amazing accomplishment for a healthy, injury-free adult to be able to move 42 KM after a couple months of training and doing it once or twice a year (or just once in a lifetime). It's a disgrace that people think it is.
Are we talking running part of the way and walking part of the way? Then yeah, most reasonably fit people could do it.

Running without walking for 42? Sorry, whatever we are biologically adapted to do, most people are going to have to work up to that. Most 'run a marathon' programs ramp up over something like 8 months. And the biggest thing preventing most people from achieving them is injury. Pretty tough to will yourself to not get injured if you're not already a limber and fit athlete.
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those mother ####ers, that pull out in front of you and then proceed to drive slower than you were, holding you up, especially when they could plainly see, there were no cars behind you and they could have waited.

happy?
Now that I have a dashcam, I am preparing a video of greatest hits that 4x4 will surely love.
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Why 0 Km? How is someone who can't run anything considered healthy and in shape?

That's my point. People should not be so unfit.
Whoa! I consider myself an athlete and I can't run one step!
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SAP grinds my gears.

Or maybe its upper management. Not sure.
SAP never works well enough to get the gears moving let alone have them grind....
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SAP never works well enough to get the gears moving let alone have them grind....
SAP is terrrible

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Old 05-18-2017, 02:04 PM   #6412
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Now that I have a dashcam, I am preparing a video of greatest hits that 4x4 will surely love.
Not typically what you want out of a video of driving.
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Whoa! I consider myself an athlete and I can't run one step!
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:08 PM   #6414
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Mathlete perhaps?
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eh?
Sledge hockey, hand cycling, being awesome....activities that allow me to consider myself an athlete, despite limited use of my legs.
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Sledge hockey, hand cycling, being awesome....activities that allow me to considering myself an athlete, despite limited use of my legs.
Better athlete than I.
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Better athlete than I.
Not when it comes the track and field events, except maybe shot put...or javelin.
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I personally have no desire at all to run a marathon.
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It GMG that no matter what the forecast is, as soon as I finish washing my car, it clouds up and rains on it.
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It GMG that no matter what the forecast is, as soon as I finish washing my car, it clouds up and rains on it.
I can only assume you mean today. And I can only then assume you didn't check the forecast.
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