>General Running>most marathoners run 30 miles due to bad vision and uncontrollable swaying
The Logic of Long Distance
A Saucy Wench
I think that it's best to take everything you read in the 'technical forums' with more than just a grain of salt.
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
Ostrich is good with salt
I got to thinking (albeit not too hard) about this - RunningBehind mentioned it in the 'technical' forums and I didn't think that was the place to pursue it. I realize this is in reference to another nuclear thread that has since been banished to the netheregions of runningahead.
So if we ASSUME that most marathoners run 30 miles due to bad vision and uncontrollable swaying, is there a problem with this? I mean yes, we're not actually running the 26.2 miles, but its not like we're going to tank and crash because of a magic extra 4 miles on race day. By this logic, it would mean that our "20 miles training runs" were probably actually 23 miles or so. Therefore proportionally, even if we do run the equivalent of 30 miles it doesn't matter because we're trained for it.
just a non-thought.
I'm still trying to master walking 9.0mph on the treadmill but I inevitably end up running. If I think like the ostrich, want to be an ostrich, and emulate the ostrich, maybe i'll be able to do this... someday... someday...
just a simple cat
So if I'm in a race and stuck behind someone, but veering around them would increase my 'shortest distance to finish line', I'm better to stay behind them because it's shorter, more effiecient and therefore I will finish in less time.
2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35
In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion
yes, unless their hips are doing an uncontrollable swaying, in which case you may end up hypnotized.
that explains my pants, then!