The Monkey Games
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
The Logic of Long Distance
Who really cares? It's Monkey. We're all going to die.
Yes, but some of you might die faster than others of us.
Not me, baby. I'm hanging with the fun kids in the rear. It's gonna be a 4 5 6 hour party.
Woohoo! Bring a pack of cards. We can play Spades.
A lot of people say 8-10 minutes. I'd say for the average 4-hour marathoner, that's pretty darn close.
Of course, just like McMillan assumes you're trained for the distance, the Monkey 8-10 theorem assumes you've trained on hills. Extensively.
For the semi-elites, who've trained on hills, I'd say more like 5-8 minutes.
For 5 hour marathoners, more like half an hour.
For people who haven't trained on hills ... well, good luck. Don't be last. Monkeys pick of the weak and the stragglers first.
I'm actually thinking about leaving the watch at home for this one....could be interesting.
I thought about that too as it won't do me much good other than to tell me what time it is.