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Lots of runners in CP last night? (Read 978 times)


ultramarathon/triathlete

    This is probably not at all an interesting post for most people, but if anyone was in Central Park last night, can you shed some light as to why there were so many runners out?

     

    I mean, it was "warm" (44 degrees, warm for January) but there were more runners in the park than on a typical 70 degree summer evening. Way more.  Huge packs, but they didn't appear to be in a race.  I run most evenings in the park and with my team every Tues/Thursday at the same time (7pm).  Last week I saw maybe 5 people.  Last night, hundreds if not more! 

     

    It was odd.  

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      I dunno.  I just opened the thread to figure out what CP meant.

       

        I dunno.  I just opened the thread to figure out what CP meant.

         

        I teach CP English.  Students are taking an exam right now.

         

        I thought, "College Prep runners?  What does that mean?"

         

        In other words, I have nothing useful to add.

        "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


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            I dunno.  I just opened the thread to figure out what CP meant.

             

            Control Panel.  You of all people should know that.

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              Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43

              Sub 88:00 for HM

               

              xor


                The MCP was the bad guy in Tron.

                 

                I saw Tron when it first came out.  Forgot about it.

                 

                Saw it again in the theater (70mm festival) a couple months ago.

                 

                And lo and behold, there was the MCP... "Oh my! It's Moses from South Park!!!"

                 

                Moses wants you to make popcorn necklaces.

                 


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                  Dave,

                   

                  Did you ever get a useful explanation? Smile

                    New year's resolutions.

                      New year's resolutions.

                       

                      +1.  In seriousness, this could very well be it.  Even in my little town, I'm seeing double to triple the usual number of runners out and about, many of them whom I'm never seen out before, and I run seven days a week. 

                      "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


                      just a simple cat

                        Dave,

                         

                        Did you ever get a useful explanation? Smile

                         ...well he did mention Central Park.....

                         

                        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

                          +1.  In seriousness, this could very well be it.  Even in my little town, I'm seeing double to triple the usual number of runners out and about, many of them whom I'm never seen out before, and I run seven days a week. 

                           

                          Yeah, and our gym is always more crowded in January.

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

                            Dave,

                             

                            Did you ever get a useful explanation? Smile

                             

                             

                            What from these loons??

                             

                             

                            Maybe it was an internet invitation that went viral. Wink

                            2013

                            3000 miles

                            Sub 19:00 for 5K  05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!

                            Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43

                            Sub 88:00 for HM

                             

                            TJN


                            S Army Kettle run...

                              What from these loons??

                               

                               

                              Maybe it was an internet invitation that went viral. Wink

                               

                              kinda like SantaCon? 

                              Tim 


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