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Endurance Athlete (Read 862 times)

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    "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

      Yeah, I was gonna post this, but you did it so much more eloquently.

       

      So, are any marathon or ultra runners up to the fitness levels of these guys?

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

         

          I am pretty sure he could dunk on Djokovic, maybe like 3 times.  Then he'd be lying flat.   

          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

            Yeah, I was gonna post this, but you did it so much more eloquently.

             

            So, are any marathon or ultra runners up to the fitness levels of these guys?

            I think it is a different type of endurance.  The ability to continue to stop, go, serve hard and return hard. I saw the last few sets with Murray.  The concentration, even that late into the match, was mind-boggling. 

            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

              Yeah, we runners can be mind-bogglingly stupid at the end of a long run.

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                Yeah, we runners can be mind-bogglingly stupid at the end of a long run.

                 

                Anything past 16 miles and I'm a slap-happy idiot who's lost the ability to do much other than run, drink water, and open Gu.

                "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                Emil Zatopek

                  Anything past 16 miles and I'm a slap-happy idiot who's lost the ability to do much other than run, drink water, and open Gu.

                  Your training this year is gangster.  

                  "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                  You'll ruin your knees!

                    Yeah, we runners can be mind-bogglingly stupid at the end of a long run.

                     

                    ... some are mind-boggingly stupid at the START of a run...

                    ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

                      I didn't want to say that...

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                        TdF cyclists - 3 weeks, 6~8 hours a day at crazy speeds and some real killer climbs. Couple of "rest" days - when most of them do a few easy hours just to keep their legs ticking over.

                          To put my original question another way, do you think these tennis players/bb players/cyclists could run an awesome marathon?

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                            To put my original question another way, do you think these tennis players/bb players/cyclists could run an awesome marathon?

                             

                            If they trained properly for a marathon, I think most any elite tennis player, baller, or cyclist could bust out a BQ, maybe even a sub 3 hr marathon.  They have the physiological make up and the mental fortitude necessary to invest in a little pain for 3 hours.

                              Say they didn't train specifically for the marathon, but just got fitted with running shoes and went for it?

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                                maybe even a sub 3 hr marathon.  

                                 

                                I dont think an elite athlete would have much trouble breaking 3. 

                                All about that bass

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