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A 0.24 mile marathon (Read 226 times)

    Yet another "marathon" measurement: China's first vertical marathon

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


    Feeling the growl again

      Winner of the last one took <11 minutes...the only time I considered 11 minutes to be on par with a marathon was when I was being forced to watch Twighlight.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

        That's even faster than one of those 5k marathons.

        Although I still would not want to do it.

        Dave

          Stair climbs are hard. I did the Hustle up the Hancock about 4 years ago and it's not something I'd care to do again.


          delicate flower

            Finisher's medal and wicking shirt?

            proud sherpa


            Needs more cowbell!

              What is it about stairs?  Even at my best aerobic fitness ever a flight or two of stairs could leave me severely winded.  I don't seem to be alone in this, either.

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

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

                What is it about stairs? 

                knee drive

                Know thyself.

                 

                  What is it about stairs?  Even at my best aerobic fitness ever a flight or two of stairs could leave me severely winded.  I don't seem to be alone in this, either.

                   

                  And you'd think it would be more like pedaling than like running.

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


                  ultramarathon/triathlete

                    I did the Empire State Building race a few times.  It's not running at all, not even close.  People start running for a few flights, but then it's more arm power pulling yourself up and around by the railings, taking two or so stairs at a time... in fast walk.

                     

                    Took me a dozen or so minutes (can't recall).  It was hard to breathe and the stairwell was dusty and mildewy, but it was nothing at all like a marathon. Still fun though, once or twice.  I did get a cool medal.

                    HTFU?  Why not!

                    Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                    Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club


                    ultramarathon/triathlete

                      What is it about stairs?  Even at my best aerobic fitness ever a flight or two of stairs could leave me severely winded.  I don't seem to be alone in this, either.

                       

                      I used to live on a 5th floor walk up.  I'd get winded even though I did the trip up and down a few times a day.  I'd get to the top gasping, but could race a 60k.  There IS something about stairs, and that something sucks.

                       

                      ETA:  On the bright side, living there kept my mother in law away.  There was no way she'd make the climb more than once or twice a year.

                      HTFU?  Why not!

                      Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                      Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club

                      EdithRevisited


                      If you ask


                        Cambridge definition:

                         

                         long racerun on roads, of 26.2 miles or 42.2kilometers

                         

                         A marathon is also an activity that continues for a very long time: a dance marathon

                         

                         

                        However, dictionary.com

                         

                        1.a foot race over a course measuring 26 mi. 385 yards (42 km195 meters).

                         

                        2.any long-distance race. 

                         

                        3. any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal,length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance: a dancemarathon; a sales marathon.

                        • Charlie Horse Half Marathon - May 25
                        • PA Grand Canyon Marathon - July 27
                        • Labor Pain 12 Hour Endurance - August 31 (50k...or more!)

                         

                        jimmyb


                          I got no fight left in me.

                          I've trown away my paddle

                          gonna loose some weight

                          and gonna run me a 5k marathon

                          language is evolooting so quickly (or is it intelligentleley dezining?)

                          gonna let the river of d'tongue

                          take me where itz goin

                          cuz my arms are tired

                          literally (ya know, in a cymbalic way)

                          Log    PRs