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Another "Running is BAD" Post (Read 167 times)


Sloooow.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, my Facebook friends are rebelling. My 3-4 posts a month mentioning running has caused a 1000% increase of friends posting links, pictures, sayings, about why running is bad. Lol.

     

    This is the latest one that has popped up. http://www.dangerouslyhardcore.com/5343/why-women-should-not-run/

     

    "If you waste energy running, your body will react by slowing your metabolism to conserve energy."

    FreeSoul87


    Runs4Sanity

      That's hilarious, I'll stick to my running though Smile

      *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

      PRs

      5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

      10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

      15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

      13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

       


      Hip Hip Hooray

        There's a whole thread over in the Health section (I think?) on this one!  And some good rebuttals.  Big grin

         


        Sloooow.

          I'll go check it out! I have one "friend" in particular who is posting so much anti-running stuff I think it's kind of funny, lol. I swear I don't rub it in peoples faces, my total amount of running posts have been for first 3,4 and 5 mile run, and about an upcoming 5K.


          Hip Hip Hooray

            They can always hide you if it really bothers them lol  I have three different friends who constantly post about drinking - wine, etc.   After a point, there's only so many "I drink wine ha ha" memes someone can take.   I'm *this close* to hiding their feeds entirely!

             

            LRB


            Dreamer

               

              "If you waste energy running, your body will react by slowing your metabolism to conserve energy."

               

              Hmm, that might explain the fade in my last marathon.   Joking

              MRT: This too shall pass


              Ball of Fury

                 

                Hmm, that might explain the fade in my last marathon.   Joking

                 

                No, no, no....that excuse is only valid for females!!

                PRs:  5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15


                Muddling through

                  This is the latest one that has popped up. http://www.dangerouslyhardcore.com/5343/why-women-should-not-run/

                   

                  "If you waste energy running, your body will react by slowing your metabolism to conserve energy."

                  Or you could add strides and speedwork to learn to run more effciently and not waste energy.

                  2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                  Just B.S.


                    Yeah cause nobody wants to look like this heading for age 52 and another marathon in 19 days. 

                    Then a triathlon a few weeks later.Big grin Cause that would just suck.

                     

                    Running sucks. It keeps you full of energry, healthy and fit and a size 2 when most of your peers are

                    overweight and complaining about their aching knees.

                     

                    I used to be 38, 40lbs overweight, sluggish and unhappy with my body and my health headed for a

                    bad place. Now that was BAD.

                     

                    Sorry, couldn't help myself.   People are buttheads. Nuff said.

                     

                    FreeSoul87


                    Runs4Sanity

                      You are my hero! Smile

                       

                      Yeah cause nobody wants to look like this heading for age 52 and another marathon in 19 days. 

                      Then a triathlon a few weeks later.Big grin Cause that would just suck.

                       

                      Running sucks. It keeps you full of energry, healthy and fit and a size 2 when most of your peers are

                      overweight and complaining about their aching knees.

                       

                      I used to be 38, 40lbs overweight, sluggish and unhappy with my body and my health headed for a

                      bad place. Now that was BAD.

                       

                      Sorry, couldn't help myself.   People are buttheads. Nuff said.

                       

                      *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                      PRs

                      5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                      10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                      15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                      13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

                       

                        I saw that article! The guy totally takes the research out of context, and is deliberately misleading about thyroid production and running. Runner's W. has a pretty good synthesis of the current data and research findings--without all the "RUNNING IS BAD! ONLY CROSS-FIT WILL MAKE YOU AWESOME!!!!" kind of stuff that the author of the "Why Women Should Not Run" article touts repeatedly.

                         

                        We all have to find our bliss, and I say that if running is where WE find it, the cross-fitter totalitarians can go jump off a cliff! Shocked


                        Bad Ass

                          Send then to my FB page.  They will die from brain explosion.

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                            Will my uterus fall out too like my coworker told me?!?! And I will just destroy my knees, yeah?

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                              Bah... why waste our time on something we know isn't true? I avoid articles like this like the plague. These days, everyone is out trying to write something controversial just to get some attention. It gets tiresome...

                              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                              4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                              Just B.S.


                                Will my uterus fall out too like my coworker told me?!?! And I will just destroy my knees, yeah?

                                 

                                Actually having a strong core from running will keep it in.

                                 

                                At least that's what the OBGYN told me after I ended up in the ER with a prolapsed cervix.

                                Ran 2 more fulls and 4 halfs and about a dozen other races before I had a hysterctomy to

                                get that taken care of.Smile.

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