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Old 10-10-2019, 01:45 PM   #1981
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That’s a very ambitious target. His, not yours. Well, maybe yours, I don’t know. I hope he makes it but I’m doubtful.

I think it's in that bag. He's been killing it in marathons this year. He was 1 second per mile off last time he tried. He's just got to find good pace bunnies. I offered my 30 seconds but no takers.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:56 PM   #1982
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I'm not sure I understand what would make them not a thing anymore. They were a thing because they make money for various fundraisers and they still do that.
I should have been more clear. All of our bottles go in the blue bin.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:24 PM   #1983
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Eliud Kipchoge is going to try to break the two hour marathon this weekend, Oct 12, in Austria. Just to show solidarity, I'm going to run at a two hour pace for 30 seconds today at the gym. K. maybe 20 seconds. But I'm down with ya brah.
More people need to understand this.

To break a two hour marathon you need to run 21.18 km/h. That's 2:50 minutes per km. That's a 17 second 100 meter sprint. For 42.2 km.

Just insane.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:42 PM   #1984
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4 and a half minutes per mile (for us imperial thinkers)

68 seconds per lap of a track

Very few people can run 1 lap at that pace, never mind 1 mile. Never mind 26 miles
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:40 AM   #1985
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The sobeys by my house offers sensory friendly grocery shopping on Monday nights.
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The Tea Party were/are awesome. OLP not so much.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:50 AM   #1987
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The Tea Party were/are awesome. OLP not so much.
Really? That is something you don't hear every day. They are a glorified Doors cover band. Like Greta Van Fleet it's just unoriginal manufacturing of another band's sound.
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Really? That is something you don't hear every day. They are a glorified Doors cover band. Like Greta Van Fleet it's just unoriginal manufacturing of another band's sound.
But what if the band you’re mimicking was also an unoriginal manufacturing of another bands sound?
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:05 AM   #1990
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But what if the band you’re mimicking was also an unoriginal manufacturing of another bands sound?
As far as I know Zeppelin may have ripped off a few songs but they were still their own band and had their own sound.
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I like the Girl Guide cookie fundraisers because the cost is reasonable and not so far off from what a box of cookies costs in store. $5? Sure, $5 is easy, and a box of Oreos at the grocery store is like $3.50 so it's not an outrage.

Some of the ones I've been getting at work recently have been ridiculous though. Like a whole crate of apples for like $30. What am I even going to do with all those apples? I have one in my inbox right now that's 10lbs of chicken breasts for $85. $85? Come on now. My sister tried to sell me one that was one of the Costco-sized bags of pre-popped popcorn for $30. That's like a six times mark up!
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haha you should start the new bumfights website
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Ya boy did it. 1:59.40...






There were guys on bikes who couldn't keep up to him. I wonder if he can do it in a race now.
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What does it mean by "standard competition rules for pacing and fluids were not followed" so it isn't a record? Why go through all that and not follow the rules?
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What does it mean by "standard competition rules for pacing and fluids were not followed" so it isn't a record? Why go through all that and not follow the rules?
It wasn't actually a race. You don't get to bring a group of pacers to help you keep your stride up to the second, and in actual competition you can't have someone run with you and hand you your water or gels AFAIK.

This is a huge achievement for humankind because it was predicted that no one could ever break the two hour mark for the marathon. And now we know it's possible.

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What does it mean by "standard competition rules for pacing and fluids were not followed" so it isn't a record? Why go through all that and not follow the rules?

Those pacemaker guys are also running in the most efficient aerodynamic design for Kipchoge. The four guys in front are like a v to break the wind. And the two guys in the back are deflecting wash. You'd never get that in a race.
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So the more impressive achievement is probably still the guy who did it in 2:01.4?
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I hope he tries to do it in an actual race to make it official. Right now he’s run the marathon distance under two hours but not a marathon under two hours. It’ll be done one day if not by him then someone else. That’s quite the performance.
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So the more impressive achievement is probably still the guy who did it in 2:01.4?

That last minute 40 is absolutely massive though. It's a little bit contrived but he's still taking the Wright brothers' plane and flying to the moon with it. Nike sponsored his last attempt and the science behind the shoes he's wearing is remarkable too. They will cut seconds off anyone's mile time. So it's not someone running 26 miles through the Greek mountain side in sandals, but it is still something much more than that.
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That last minute 40 is absolutely massive though. It's a little bit contrived but he's still taking the Wright brothers' plane and flying to the moon with it. Nike sponsored his last attempt and the science behind the shoes he's wearing is remarkable too. They will cut seconds off anyone's mile time. So it's not someone running 26 miles through the Greek mountain side in sandals, but it is still something much more than that.
Kipchoge has the official record too.

I wouldn't put too much stock in the shoes to be honest. It's all just marketing since we're dealing with such small %s
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