>Racing>23 Marathon's this year.
Roads were made for journeys...
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
Needs more cowbell!
This also reminds me of a special I saw on TV (Discovery channel maybe?) where they were trying to test the hypothesis that pre-historical humans (in this case, in sub-saharan Africa) might have chased down mid-sized prey (in this case, a small antelope I think). Normally this animal is far faster than a human (in a sprint) but they suspected that a human might prevail in the long/endurance run. They were wrong.. the ultramarathoner they had chasing this poor animal (for at least a day, if I recall) always got close but never close enough.
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I wonder, though...if that were the only source of protein rich food, could a Human have had that added incentive to keep up? Or maybe go after sick/wounded antelope...? In their hypothesis were weapons of any sort used? I know the Kung "bushmen" hunt giraffe entirely on foot, but they also use spears and other weapons, then follow the wounded prey until it falters.
Then there is ...http://www.rickross.com/reference/srichinmoy/srichinmoy15.html. This is a 3,100 mile race where the runners "transcend" the physical...AMAZING!
All in all, it's sort of a silly experiment, but I like the idea of endurance running having a "survival" component! ehhe.
Abs of Flabs
Good questions. I don't have much background in Anthro (and I don't remember the TV program that well) so the details are a big fuzzy. I'm pretty sure in this program they weren't using any tools or weapons, but they did provide external nutrional and hydration support to their runner, which is sort of cheating (though absolutely necessary I would think!). I suspect that you are correct.. that if this were to be applied in the real world that one would choose to go after wounded/young prey and would probably want to use some sort of weapon too. All in all, it's sort of a silly experiment, but I like the idea of endurance running having a "survival" component! ehhe.