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Old 05-19-2017, 08:04 AM   #6441
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Runners don't have dicks.They get in the way.
Tape, string, compression shorts, castration, etc all part of the runner's toolbox.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:05 AM   #6442
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Jog? You've got to be kidding. You can't say jog around "runners".
I can saunter in 20, running would take me 7 - 8
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:20 AM   #6443
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Meh, that's no harder than a 5K or a 10K race.
Harder maybe but certainly not gurenteed to be a bigger achievement
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:23 AM   #6444
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Harder maybe but certainly not gurenteed to be a bigger achievement
How is there a debate on this?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:31 AM   #6445
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Who knew that runners were as annoying as vegans?

Ok you guys run, we get it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:34 AM   #6446
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Who knew that runners were as annoying as vegans?

Ok you guys run, we get it.
Running has become an absolute fad, highly prevalent among the housewife crowd who accomplish nothing in a day other than going for a 1 hour a run and feel the need to pat themselves on the back or post their route as if people care where they ran.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:45 AM   #6447
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I don't disagree CliffFletcher. Because most people are unfit and fat. At least in Canada. 60% of adults are classified as overweight. Of the already small 40% of people not overweight, many of those people are not getting the recommended exercise and cardio that medical professionals suggest. They may not be fat, but they aren't fit. That's really my gear grinder, how unhealthy the west is at this point.

I'm not saying that running a marathon isn't a great accomplishment. It is for many people. Unfortunately, so is being able to see your feet when you look down and not just a big ol' stomach. What I'm saying is that it shouldn't be an amazing accomplishment.

The bar shouldn't be so low that running a marathon is seen as this great accomplishment, this amazing near impossible feat. It shouldn't be an insult to marathon runners that people don't bask in their glory when they tell people they ran a marathon and people don't know how far it is. It should be a standard that "anyone" who wants to put in a couple months of efforts should be able to accomplish because "everyone" should already have the cardio foundation and fitness level that makes it just a little bit of extra effort. Of course that's not the case, Canada's full of fatties.

And, again, I say this as someone who not long ago was one of the laziest fat ####s you'd ever meet.

Also I strongly disagree at 8 months being the time it takes to ramp up to a marathon. From personal experience, it's no where near that.
Wrong. I know people who are in great shape who couldn't go and run a marathon tomorrow. I have a few friends who are down right gym rats and are really heavy guys. They could probably run 5 to 10km, but 42.2km would kill their knees, hips, ankles etc.

I can't believe I'm even arguing you because your point is so invalid. Before you try educating me, yes I've trained for a marathon before so I know what it takes. You're arguments are ridiculous.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:47 AM   #6448
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Running has become an absolute fad
This totally made me think of: We're going to try this new fad..it's called jogging, or "yogging" with a soft J. Apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild!

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:52 AM   #6449
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the housewife crowd who accomplish nothing in a day
Five days after Mother's Day.
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I hate what this thread has become.
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I hate what this thread has become.
What this thread has become grinds your gears.

Stick with convention.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:57 AM   #6453
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Running has become an absolute fad, highly prevalent among the housewife crowd who accomplish nothing in a day other than going for a 1 hour a run and feel the need to pat themselves on the back or post their route as if people care where they ran.
I like people who run on roads when there are trails, right beside them, also like the guy at our work site, that runs on his lunch break and wears yellows. pinks, flourescent orange, that sort of thing, it's almost like he is trying to draw attention to himself.
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I like people who run on roads when there are trails, right beside them, also like the guy at our work site, that runs on his lunch break and wears yellows. pinks, flourescent orange, that sort of thing, it's almost like he is trying to draw attention to himself.
We were in San Diego with another couple last year, and his wife found out there was some stupid Theme Run going on, and decided she just had to run it despite it completely ruining the way we all had planned. We basically told her to #### off and went our did our own thing, but my poor buddy had to sit there at the finish line and watch her run across (she would have behaved like a child if he didn't for the rest of the trip).

The only purpose of this run, so she could get him to take a photo of her crossing the finish line and she could post it on facebook with some stupid #Run4Life tagline. She actually didn't even pay to run in the race, she just jumped in a couple blocks after it started. Didn't even have a bib.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #6455
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I like people who run on roads when there are trails, right beside them, also like the guy at our work site, that runs on his lunch break and wears yellows. pinks, flourescent orange, that sort of thing, it's almost like he is trying to draw attention to himself.
That's so they don't get run over by cars. Probably a good idea.
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Five days after Mother's Day.
I have a great deal of respect for mothers, but I have little respect for woman or men who sit at home all day when their kids are old enough to take care of themselves posting pictures of their daily activities to keep them busy trying to pretend they are such busy people. There's nothing wrong with making the choice to stay home (to each their own), but don't try and make it sound like it's more than it is.

There are many highly successful women who are able to manage work a high stress job and a family life. I have a quite a few friends in these circumstances. They don't post running routes, pictures, and blogs all day, because you know, they are actually busy people.
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That's so they don't get run over by cars. Probably a good idea.
I think he was saying they don't use the trails that actually prevent them from being run over because they want to seen.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #6458
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Harder maybe but certainly not gurenteed to be a bigger achievement
No #### it's harder. You don't get to decide what is or isn't an accomplishment.

Now put up or shut up:

Run 42km at once. You have to prove you made the distance with a fitbit or garmin or nikeplus. We can't prove you ran 100% of the time so we'll give you benefit of the doubt.

Then rate your perceived exertion and afterwards your perceived "accomplishment". Then every day for the next two weeks you can come here and whine about how sore you are and yet you "accomplished nothing".

Otherwise you should be banned from the discussion.
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Yes but the ratio of those econcomy runs in shorter distance is lower. It's not rocket surgery that training for shorter distances and higher paces requires more high pace running than a longer race. Read literally any book on training and compare the recommended training structures. Yes they all have similar base workouts to stress the various systems but the weighting in shorter distances is more toward higher peak speed work outs with more rest. And to me those workouts are significantly harder than workouts done to optimize longer distances.

Regardless of which you find more difficult a marathon is no more of an achievement than a 5k
Relatively you're running more "fast runs" for a 5k than for a marathon, but you're still doing long runs.

10 hours a week vs 25 hours a week you still have just as much speed training for your marathon. Just relatively more hours/miles.

And to me a long, slow run is harder any day of the week than a short, fast work out. It's all personal.
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I have a great deal of respect for mothers, but I have little respect for woman or men who sit at home all day when their kids are old enough to take care of themselves posting pictures of their daily activities to keep them busy trying to pretend they are such busy people. There's nothing wrong with making the choice to stay home (to each their own), but don't try and make it sound like it's more than it is.

There are many highly successful women who are able to manage work a high stress job and a family life. I have a quite a few friends in these circumstances. They don't post running routes, pictures, and blogs all day, because you know, they are actually busy people.
Yet, you have time to post constantly on a hockey message board.
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