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WORLD WAR Z - Outrun a Zombie (Read 206 times)


Needs more cowbell!

     

    That's tried in the book.  Problem is too many humans, not enough growing season = starved humans.

     

    Damned if we do, damned if we don't...we'd be like deer during particularly brutal Winters when they can't get down to enough food under the snow...

    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

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


    Barefoot Jeff

      The Walking Dead series says it best. FIGHT THE DEAD. FEAR THE LIVING. 

       

      MAX Brooks has a lot of suggestions in THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE. He prefers a bicycle to almost any other mode of transportation. Its quiet, doesnt need fuel, not impossible to carry over small distances and if it becomes a hindrance you can just leave it.

       

      I have never used one, but I wonder if a MoPed would be better. Cant you peddle those as well?

       

      I hadnt really thought of this, but heat / humidity / hills would also be a huge factor in outrunning a zombie. Every zombie scenario seems to agree that they dont get tired. They may be fast or slow, but pain / endurance are not an issue for them.

       

      In the past, I thought "I could just keep jogging down this trail and Id outrun them" - That still might work, since one side of the trail is next to a steep cliff and a river. Id mainly have to watch one side.

       

      Theres another possibility. I know some high altitude runners. And trail runners. They would probably have the most advantage over a Zed.

      RUN SAFE.     Barefoot 1st attempt: 6/9/13. PRs: 5k, 10k, 6.55 =8:16 pace.

           SUN 4/27 Simsbury River Run 10K

         5/25 Memorial Day FM    6/1 ING Iron Horse HM    10/11 Hartford ING FM   10/12 Rhinebeck Fall HM


      Menace to Sobriety

         

        That's tried in the book.  Problem is too many humans, not enough growing season = starved humans.

         

        My favorite snippet of that book is the Battle of Yonkers.

         

        With a severely depleted human population and development at a standstill, wild game should be more than plentiful. Could be rough on the vegan types, though.

        Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          I hadnt really thought of this, but heat / humidity / hills would also be a huge factor in outrunning a zombie. Every zombie scenario seems to agree that they dont get tired. They may be fast or slow, but pain / endurance are not an issue for them. 

           

          Zombie apocalypse

          DAY 1: half of humanity infected

          DAY 2: Badwater Endurance record falls to Zed . . .  who is later disqualified for chewing on other racers outside the bounds of official water stations.

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

          Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon


          Needs more cowbell!

             

            With a severely depleted human population and development at a standstill, wild game should be more than plentiful. Could be rough on the vegan types, though.

             

            More tasty meats for me!!! Big grin

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

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


            Interval Junkie --Nobby

              2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

              Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon


              Needs more cowbell!

                I saw that Venn diagram earlier and chuckled...and I haven't even read the book.  I forget who it was I was talking to in the last couple of days who said they thought WWZ would make a good TV show or mini-series...with each episode covering 1 entry in the book.  Given the crazy success of The Walking Dead I'm sorta surprised that this approach was not taken.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

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

                mab411


                Proboscis Colossus

                   I forget who it was I was talking to in the last couple of days who said they thought WWZ would make a good TV show or mini-series...with each episode covering 1 entry in the book.

                   

                  Um...maybe me, on the first page?  Big grin

                  "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                  Barefoot Jeff

                     

                    Zombie apocalypse

                    DAY 1: half of humanity infected

                    DAY 2: Badwater Endurance record falls to Zed . . .  who is later disqualified for chewing on other racers outside the bounds of official water stations.

                     

                    LOVE IT!

                    RUN SAFE.     Barefoot 1st attempt: 6/9/13. PRs: 5k, 10k, 6.55 =8:16 pace.

                         SUN 4/27 Simsbury River Run 10K

                       5/25 Memorial Day FM    6/1 ING Iron Horse HM    10/11 Hartford ING FM   10/12 Rhinebeck Fall HM


                    Needs more cowbell!

                       

                      Um...maybe me, on the first page?  Big grin

                       

                      Nah, it was someone I talked to IRL either the day it came out or the day after.  But clearly it's a a thought that's been on the minds of many.  Perhaps the movie was simply a sort of test release to see if there's general interest in extending the franchise to TV/cable.

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

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

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