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Old 05-19-2017, 10:39 AM   #6461
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Yet, you have time to post constantly on a hockey message board.
There's a pretty big difference between someone spending 30 minutes on a messageboard day because they enjoy it, and spending 30 minutes so that you can take screen shots of yours posts and put them on social media to imply your so busy to people. My point is that running has turned into the ladder.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:40 AM   #6462
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There's a pretty big difference between someone spending 30 minutes on a messageboard day because you enjoy it, and spending 30 minutes so that you can take screen shots of yours posts and put them on social media to imply your so busy to people. My point is that running has turned into the ladder.
Running has turned into a ladder? What have I missed?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:41 AM   #6463
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Running has turned into a ladder? What have I missed?
Running can turn into anything it wants. It's magical.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:47 AM   #6464
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Because most people are unfit and fat.
Skinny people can suffer from repetitive stress injuries as well. Our ancestors 8,000 years ago may have routinely run 30 or more km at a shot to chase down an antelope, but it's something most people will have to work up to.

Your great-grandfather was probably pretty fit by today's standards. Lean. Strong. Worked all day on a farm, a mine, or a mill. But it's extremely unlikely he ever ran again in his life after he was about 14 years old. And at age 35 he wouldn't have been able to just throw some shoes on and run 42 km (though he likely could have walked 40 or 50 km in a day without complaint).
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:47 AM   #6465
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Forgot to add, I do think running a marathon is an absolutely ridiculous accomplishment. My friend's wife ran one, and the training and dedication it took was immense. It's the "I ran around the block, better let everyone know" ones that get me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:54 AM   #6466
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If I ever run a Marathon I'd better be carrying a damned important message.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:59 AM   #6467
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No #### it's harder. You don't get to decide what is or isn't an accomplishment.
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You're right, This all started when someone was insulted by their marathon being compared to a 5k. You don't get to decide if a 5k is more of an accomplishment than a marathon.

I'm not going to post Garmin tracks and have an internet dick measuring contest.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:07 AM   #6468
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Joggers don't annoy me, getting their remains out of the grill of my car grinds my gears.

If only there was an easy way to soften up the remnants of the jogger I hit last night.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:17 AM   #6469
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Harder maybe but certainly not gurenteed to be a bigger achievement
Calories burnt from an average 5km run: about 300-400
Average time for 5km run: about 30 minutes

Calories burnt from running a marathon: about 2,600
Average time running a marathon: 4 hours 21 minutes (finishing time in 2014)

If one person stops at 5kms, and the other person keeps going for another 37kms, the second person achieved something much more difficult. There are so many more people who won't even be able to finish the marathon, because it's that hard. It's a bigger achievement, because it's harder.

I'm simply baffled you can think that running almost 4 hours longer, and burning 2,200 more calories isn't a bigger achievement. For someone who has done well in mafia games by using reasoning and logic, the position you are taking here is mind boggling. It's like Kesler or Burrows complaining to the refs that the other team should have had a penalty called on them.

I can tell you from cycling, the same thing is true. On the Whistler granfondo there is a stopping point in Squamish, where people can stop after 70 kms. I definitely achieved more by continuing into Whistler, and finishing the 122 km ride. I did not accomplish as much as the people who did the Forte, which is another 30 km cycling to and from Cypress.

Let's even go with weight loss. If you have two people that are 300 pounds. One of them loses 5 pounds. The other loses 100 pounds. Losing 100 pounds is a bigger achievement than losing 5 pounds.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:18 AM   #6470
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Having run track in a previous life, 800m and 1500m are much more painful distances. 10k is a painful distance. The pain is different and it depends on what distances your training is focused on but some distances are just awful as theyre run at an intensity approaching that of a shorter distance and require holding it just that extra shtty bit longer. 5k and mara are sweet distances.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #6471
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I'm not going to post Garmin tracks and have an internet dick measuring contest.
You sure? Sounds like fun!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:37 AM   #6472
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On the Whistler granfondo there is a stopping point in Squamish, where people can stop after 70 kms. I definitely achieved more by continuing into Whistler, and finishing the 122 km ride. I did not accomplish as much as the people who did the Forte, which is another 30 km cycling to and from Cypress.

Let's even go with weight loss. If you have two people that are 300 pounds. One of them loses 5 pounds. The other loses 100 pounds. Losing 100 pounds is a bigger achievement than losing 5 pounds.
We're going to have to start calling you Mr. Humblebrag.

Congratulations on your dedication to fitness. Good for you. I don't really need to hear about it though.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:40 AM   #6473
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We're going to have to start calling you Mr. Humblebrag.

Congratulations on your dedication to fitness. Good for you. I don't really need to hear about it though.
Ah yes, the old humble brag where someone states that they did more than some but weren't able to do as much as a bunch of others.

I guess you could call that a Canadian humble brag. "Yeah, I wasn't too bad compared to others"
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My wife and I are going out of town this weekend for one night. Theatre tickets, hotel suite, dinner reservations are all booked. We almost never get away without the kids. This would be our first night away this year together. So what happens? Our little girl starts coughing and sneezing last night. My wife and I looked at each other and just shrugged our shoulders. This morning, our daughter is worse. Once again, mom and dad stay home and parent. Sigh. Maybe next time.
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We're going to have to start calling you Mr. Humblebrag.

Congratulations on your dedication to fitness. Good for you. I don't really need to hear about it though.
I'm just doing my part to keep your username accurate.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:53 AM   #6476
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I've thought really hard about running a marathon. Does that count?
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One time I watched the marathon on TV at the Olympics. For about 5 minutes. It was really boring.
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I played a video game on my commodore 64 that had olympic running events in it, does that count?

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You're right, This all started when someone was insulted by their marathon being compared to a 5k. You don't get to decide if a 5k is more of an accomplishment than a marathon.

I'm not going to post Garmin tracks and have an internet dick measuring contest.
The original post was someone complaining about another telling them they ran a marathon when it was a 5 or 10k. We've established it's a pretty big difference. And anyone you ask after either a 5k or marathon (all other things equal) will tell you they felt more personal accomplishment from the latter.

Are you suggesting 42km is too hard for you to run for us?
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