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"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
"They just couldn't believe that somebody would do all that running for no reason."--Forrest Gump
Boston Marathon 15 April
Big Sur Marathon 28 April
Bighorn 50 Mile 15 June
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
charity run/walks are TOUGH, aren't they? i kinda wish an etiquette card came w/ every walker bib/registration. nothing against the walkers themselves, as they probably don't guess the frustration of being a runner caught behind walkers, but i do wish these points were more commonly shared before races begin.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
7. Sprinting to the finish line is fine. Passing another runner in the finishing chute is not.
OK, good list. But what does "the finishing chute" in the following sentence mean? I'm Dutch and have difficulties translating that.
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
how do you properly slow down during a race? also, i know that i will be pretty toasty during my upcoming run...is it okay to take a cup of water (assuming they have stations set up for an 8k) to douse on my head?
would it be okay to take 2 cups (one for drinking, one for splashing on) or would that just be greedy?
It is the ropes that attempt to keep people in a single file line after they cross the finish line. I don't think it's a big deal in a chip-timed race, but it affects order of finish in non-chip-timed races and is more than rude.
Nah, you can take 2--you wouldn't be the first.
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