jake3988: They found out that at the end of the race, the Tor des Geants runners had less muscle fatigues and soreness compared to their counterparts who had run half the distance.==================================================Perhaps the people who stopped intended to stop and were not as fit as the counterparts who trained for 200. Just a thought.
Orgasmatron138: I like mixing different types of cadio rather than sticking to one thing for too long. Being able to run a few miles is (to me) satisfying, but I notice my explosive speed and heavy exercise cardio suffers if I jog long distance.My best overall cardio exercise is interval cardio. I set two speeds on the treadmill, jog and sprint. I jog for two minutes, and sprint for 30 seconds. I repeat as many times as I can. My best is 8 rotations (twenty minutes). I'd like to be able to do it for a half an hour.
rocky_howard: Carth: Marathoner, ultrarunner and Ironman Alex laughs at your puny sprinters.The guy in the second picture is bigger and more ripped that this dude, so the "puny" comment is LOLtastic at best.And second, the guy's a freak of nature, yay! Also notice he's an iron-man too. Do you think he got that body by marathoning?So explain to me how running 40+ kilometers in a single instance is actually beneficial for your health and not a stupid pissing contest. Oh wait, you can't because that's what it is, a stupid pissing contest. And no, don't tell me that such and such is healthy and ran a marathon. That's irrelevant. That person didn't get healthy by running marathons.The only thing a marathon or ultrarun does for you is boost your ego, nothing more. The reason behind it is the idiotic need to "achieve" something.
rocky_howard: "Hey, let's run to the point our bodies start consuming our own muscle mass, straining our joints to hell and making our bones brittler. Yay, health!"
HotIgneous Intruder: Ultra stupid, no matter how you stack it.
Carth: Also, don't most people walk between 3-4 mph?
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