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@runjerseygirl

    Ran across this article today, and wanted to see what you all thought.

     

    I feel bad for the woman, but I'm also curious as to what the author of the article considers an "athletic build."

     

    Do you even run?

    Awood_Runner


    Smaller By The Day

      They had a table break under a 165 pound man?  They have shitty tables.  My fiance's table held me just fine when I was 300 pounds.

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      @runjerseygirl

        They had a table break under a 165 pound man?  They have shitty tables.  My fiance's table held me just fine when I was 300 pounds.

         

        This made me LOL!

        Do you even run?

          That is sad if true.  But the "athletic build" description confused me at first.  I went back to the first page to take another look.  Yeah, just because you can finish a half marathon does not mean you have an athletic build.

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          The Chairman

            She looks plenty athletic. Promise her a championship belt, and I bet she sucks down more wieners than Joey Chestnut.

              She looks plenty athletic. Promise her a championship belt, and I bet she sucks down more wieners than Joey Chestnut.

              Wow.

              ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

              “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

               

              Tomas

                The term "athletic build" can have very different meanings.  She has an "athletic build" if she's a power lifter or a hammer thrower or something like that.  She does not have an "athletic build" for a runner.

                Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                FlippyNoodle


                Not a dude

                  The term "athletic build" can have very different meanings.  She has an "athletic build" if she's a power lifter or a hammer thrower or something like that.  She does not have an "athletic build" for a runner.

                   

                  Do they consider those dudes who run with tires to be "athletic"? She's carrying a spare.

                  yeoldefatguy


                  Resident Nickelback Fan

                    6-3 250 pounds. If she could run a 4.5 she would be a first round draft pick.

                    This...is my boomstick.

                    RunTomRun


                    Wickedly Average

                      That is sad if true.  But the "athletic build" description confused me at first.  I went back to the first page to take another look.  Yeah, just because you can finish a half marathon does not mean you have an athletic build.

                       

                      I could "finish" a half marathon at 250 pounds. Not running, mind you, but I could run/walk the distance (with an emphasis on walking).

                       

                      Still, I'm in support of anybody that puts in the effort and crosses the finish line. That's loads better than sitting around the house claiming that they can't do it.

                       

                      I'm not saying that she has the athletic build going on, but she's putting in the effort. Perhaps she will have that athletic build in the future.

                      Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

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                      RunTomRun


                      Wickedly Average

                        6-3 250 pounds. If she could run a 4.5 she would be a first round draft pick.

                         

                        Only if she can tackle, block, and/or catch. Smile

                        Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

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                        yeoldefatguy


                        Resident Nickelback Fan

                           

                          Only if she can tackle, block, and/or catch. Smile

                           

                          She could be coached up. I could see the Lions drafting her as a project.

                          This...is my boomstick.

                          Awood_Runner


                          Smaller By The Day

                            She would be bigger and faster than Manti Te'o.  I can't believe that dude lost 15 pounds to improve his speed, and ran a 4.82 at the combine.

                             

                            6-3 250 pounds. If she could run a 4.5 she would be a first round draft pick.

                            Improvements

                            Weight 100 pounds lost

                            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                            10K 48:59 April 2013

                            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                             

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                              She could be coached up. I could see the Lions drafting her as a project.

                              The Patriots draft athletes. 1 guy won a silver on the 4 x 100 relay team so she would fit right in.

                              yeoldefatguy


                              Resident Nickelback Fan

                                She would be bigger and faster than Manti Te'o.  I can't believe that dude lost 15 pounds to improve his speed, and ran a 4.82 at the combine.

                                 

                                 

                                He started out as a possible top 10 draft pick until he was exposed by Deadspin, Alabama and his pathetic combine.

                                This...is my boomstick.

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