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... and neither do ferrets. (Read 1332 times)


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      I always knew non runners are ferrets.

        Most people in America have never even tried running for fun.  if they ever ran for more than 10 minutes consecutively in their life it was probably considered some form of punishment.  Then by the time they hit age 25 they have excess mass and weak tendons/bones/muscles making it hard for them to do enough running to get to the point where it is enjoyable. 

         

        I don't think I'm even exagerating. 

        In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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        Needs more cowbell!

          Most people in America have never even tried running for fun.  if they ever ran for more than 10 minutes consecutively in their life it was probably considered some form of punishment.  Then by the time they hit age 25 they have excess mass and weak tendons/bones/muscles making it hard for them to do enough running to get to the point where it is enjoyable. 

           

          I don't think I'm even exagerating. 

           

          And no one ever let them in on a little secret: the first 2 miles ALWAYS suck.  If someone had told me that WAY back when I was in HS and refused to try XC it probably would have made all the difference.  I figured if a 1 mile warm-up sucked that it would only get worse.  When I figured this out in my 30s I mentioned this to my MIL (a long-time runner) and she agreed that the first 2 are almost never enjoyable.  WHY did she never tell me this during the times in my 20s when I would start and stop running after a few weeks?  I'm a GOTR coach, now...this is something I have made sure to mention to the girls when they are struggling.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            Yeah, and why didn't they tell us that once we're beyond 2 miles, it's equivalent to toking up and it's legal?  Wink

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


            Needs more cowbell!

              Yeah, and why didn't they tell us that once we're beyond 2 miles, it's equivalent to toking up and it's legal?  Wink

               

              Right!  There's a reason none of my runs are ever <2.5 or so miles, ever! Evil

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                My wife have had the discussion that it is a shame the way running is "taught" in school.  The only experience most high school graduates have with running is the gym class mile.  They take the whole class out to the track and say "ok, run around 4 times as hard as you can....if you aren't fast enough you have to do it again".  Of course no one is going to like that.

                Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

                  And no one ever let them in on a little secret: the first 2 miles ALWAYS suck.  If someone had told me that WAY back when I was in HS and refused to try XC it probably would have made all the difference.  I figured if a 1 mile warm-up sucked that it would only get worse.  When I figured this out in my 30s I mentioned this to my MIL (a long-time runner) and she agreed that the first 2 are almost never enjoyable.  

                   

                  I've heard others talk about this before, but I very seldom have the feeling that it sucks during the 1st couple of miles.  Maybe I don't run fast enough or hard enough for it to "always suck" during the first 2 miles, but I've never experienced this.

                   

                  MTA: I really think that I enjoy every step of every mile (98.75% of the time)

                  2014 Goals:

                  #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                  #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                   


                  Needs more cowbell!

                    MTA: I really think that I enjoy every step of every mile (98.75% of the time)

                     

                    You are very lucky...sometimes I have those godawful runs where the entire thing sucks.  Not a big deal when it's only a 3-4 miler, but much longer than that and it makes me wonder why I bother.  Fortunately these are not all that common.

                    I shoot pretty things! ~

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      Ferrets are weird.

                      Runners run.

                        I don't think she is wearing a jog bra.


                        just a simple cat

                          I agree

                           

                          I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                            I admit I stared at the picture for a good 10 seconds.  Then moving onto the first sentence I was in total confusion as the subject of the article had by then become an unrelated distant memory. 

                            In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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                              I don't think she is wearing a jog bra.

                               I need one more than she does. 

                               


                              Tomorrow will be worse

                                I admit I stared at the picture for a good 10 seconds.  Then moving onto the first sentence I was in total confusion as the subject of the article had by then become an unrelated distant memory. 

                                 I admit I got bored with the article and went back to stare at the picture for a bit

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