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(Daily Mail)   Danish woman runs 366 Marathons in 365 days. Apparently that's what happens when you live in a country where gasoline is $8 a gallon   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 39
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2013-07-18 09:49:29 AM
wow she still has some meat on her. I would have thought she would look like a walking skeleton.
 
2013-07-18 10:16:59 AM
My aunt has MS and it has just ruined her life.  Even though she can still get around, slowly, it makes the day-to-day tasks of life awful.

I can't imagine this feat, though: I ran one marathon, in college, at or near the peak of my distance-running prowess and I've never fully recovered from the problems it caused in my right quad.  That was 18 years ago.
 
2013-07-18 10:31:43 AM
That's awesome.

- Hobbles towards donut.
 
2013-07-18 11:11:46 AM
It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.
 
2013-07-18 11:16:29 AM

bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.


The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a
 
2013-07-18 11:17:14 AM

mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a

road race

FTFM and wikipedia
 
2013-07-18 11:21:30 AM
Training for my first marathon right now.  Can't imagine running one every day.
 
2013-07-18 11:23:58 AM

mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia


Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.
 
2013-07-18 11:27:11 AM

bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.


It depends on how fast you do them. If you run those 26.2 miles in under 3-4 hours (or whatever a reasonable time is to run a marathon), I would give her credit for running a marathon.

If it takes you a week, then no credit.
 
2013-07-18 11:29:37 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: wow she still has some meat on her. I would have thought she would look like a walking skeleton.


She's probably responsible for 9-10% of the total spaghetti imports of Denmark.
 
2013-07-18 11:53:18 AM
Either way that is damn impressive. I have run 4 marathons. I couldn't imagine doing one every day. Gotta admit I am jealous.
 
2013-07-18 11:53:22 AM

mainstreet62: It depends on how fast you do them. If you run those 26.2 miles in under 3-4 hours (or whatever a reasonable time is to run a marathon), I would give her credit for running a marathon.

If it takes you a week, then no credit.


She does them in about 5 hours.  That sounds reasonable.  Besides, if she took a week, how could she run 366 in 365 days?
 
2013-07-18 11:54:17 AM
Did she actually say it "cured" her MS, or is that just the Daily Fail's words? They quote her saying she has no discomfort or symptoms, but never quote her as saying she think's she's cured.

I was diagnosed last year, but have probably had it for 8 years. I significantly ramped up my exercise program (but not running a marathon every day), and I haven't had a flare in over a year. I'm also on a disease modifying therapy to help reduce relapse. Do I think I'm cured? Hell no.

MS is incidious, because you can often go a long time between relapses and think everything is fine. Then you start thinking maybe I was misdiagnosed, or I have "benign" MS, or I cured myself with exercise/diet/supplements till you wake up one morning and BAM, it's back. The course of the disease is so variable, and it's impossible to compare one MS patient's course with another. Maybe she has a low lesion load and no spinal cord lesions

I wish her the best, but I really hope she's not touting this as a cure and encouraging others with MS to forgo therapy.
 
2013-07-18 12:13:05 PM

bacongood: Exactly. None of these runs were "events" or "races". She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons. There is a huge difference.


Can you explain what that huge difference is to an ignorant farker who thinks running three miles is too much?

Galloping Galoshes: Besides, if she took a week, how could she run 366 in 365 days?


By running seven at a time, of course.
 
2013-07-18 12:20:02 PM
Good for her. Another interview with Annette Fredskov  from last November is here.  She describes her daily routine.
 
2013-07-18 12:23:40 PM
Is she insane?
 
2013-07-18 12:26:02 PM

mainstreet62: It depends on how fast you do them. If you run those 26.2 miles in under 3-4 hours (or whatever a reasonable time is to run a marathon), I would give her credit for running a marathon.

If it takes you a week, then no credit.


Effort is probably more important than time.

skrame: bacongood: Exactly. None of these runs were "events" or "races". She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons. There is a huge difference.

Can you explain what that huge difference is to an ignorant farker who thinks running three miles is too much?


Basically effort.  The marathon is a race, so to do a marathon you have to be putting forth your best effort to get a place/time.  Going out for a long run every day is a unique challenge, but does not offer the same challenge as doing a single race (let alone one a day).

It is the difference between you saying "I ran 5k" and "I ran a 5k".  One is just saying how far you ran, the other is saying you competed in a race.
 
2013-07-18 12:56:37 PM
Sooooo, this woman runs over 26 miles a day and you all are complaining about the semantics involved in it?  There probably isn't an actual official marathon every single day of the year, and even if there was her world travel expenses would be crippling.
 
2013-07-18 01:09:32 PM

forstmeister: Sooooo, this woman runs over 26 miles a day and you all are complaining about the semantics involved in it?  There probably isn't an actual official marathon every single day of the year, and even if there was her world travel expenses would be crippling.


Running a marathon 26.2 miles would cure that.
 
2013-07-18 01:10:53 PM

Galloping Galoshes: She does them in about 5 hours


So she briskly jogged a lot every day.  Not that it isn't impressive how active she is, but most people her age who aren't crazy fat could do the same.  The difference in energy output between someone running and someone jogging (and indeed at my height I can probably fast-walk at close to that rate) is gargantuan.  Your oxygen consumption at running rates is something like 5 times as high as it is walking, which translates into about 4.5x the amount of calories used per unit of distance, probably double that again if you're an elite level runner.  Someone running a marathon at a good clip probably puts out 10 times the amount of energy she did doing this, and damages themselves a LOT more severely from fatigue and impact etc.

Good for her trying to motor around but I hate it when people say, "SHE RUNS A MARATHON EVERY DAY."  No guys, she moves the distance of a marathon a day.  "She runs a marathon" implies she runs a marathon, not that she walks one.
 
2013-07-18 01:20:28 PM

Super_pope: So she briskly jogged a lot every day. Not that it isn't impressive how active she is, but most people her age who aren't crazy fat could do the same.


That is an astoundingly ignorant statement.  And I'm judging it by internet terms... like YouTube comment-level ignorance.  I think we're all dumber for having read it.
 
2013-07-18 01:31:50 PM

Super_pope: Galloping Galoshes: She does them in about 5 hours

So she briskly jogged a lot every day.  Not that it isn't impressive how active she is, but most people her age who aren't crazy fat could do the same.  The difference in energy output between someone running and someone jogging (and indeed at my height I can probably fast-walk at close to that rate) is gargantuan.  Your oxygen consumption at running rates is something like 5 times as high as it is walking, which translates into about 4.5x the amount of calories used per unit of distance, probably double that again if you're an elite level runner.  Someone running a marathon at a good clip probably puts out 10 times the amount of energy she did doing this, and damages themselves a LOT more severely from fatigue and impact etc.

Good for her trying to motor around but I hate it when people say, "SHE RUNS A MARATHON EVERY DAY."  No guys, she moves the distance of a marathon a day.  "She runs a marathon" implies she runs a marathon, not that she walks one.


I agree with a lot of what you say, the bolded is just flat wrong.

The most obvoius reason is doing that mileage without getting hurt for a year is insanely difficult, even if you are doing the mileage in an optimal manner (which 26.2 a day every day is far from).

I do 60-70 a week, in what I consider a far more optimal manner (even if you ignore the fact that she clearly is not aiming to improve her time over the year).  I still budget time in every cycle for injury loss.  Not doing any recovery runs for a year really increases the risk and not everyone can handle that workout.

/"woman runs 9500 miles in a year" is a more accurate headline
 
2013-07-18 02:16:36 PM
Seems like a choice a reasonable, sane person would make.
 
2013-07-18 02:30:38 PM
bacongood:
I do 60-70 a week, in what I consider a far more optimal manner (even if you ignore the fact that she clearly is not aiming to improve her time over the year).  I still budget time in every cycle for injury loss.  Not doing any recovery runs for a year really increases the risk and not everyone can handle that workout.

/"woman runs 9500 miles in a year" is a more accurate headline


You run between 3,120 and 3,640 miles a year, she ran 9,500+ miles in a year.  And you're splitting hairs about semantics and "a far more optimal manner"... when, in reality, you're just jealous.
 
2013-07-18 02:36:35 PM

espiaboricua: You run between 3,120 and 3,640 miles a year, she ran 9,500+ miles in a year. And you're splitting hairs about semantics and "a far more optimal manner"... when, in reality, you're just jealous.


Of not needing a job, or of speed-walking for 5 hours a day?
 
2013-07-18 03:36:56 PM
I feel honored just to have written in a thread with the most athletic people on Earth. I'm jealous of all you.
 
2013-07-18 04:01:24 PM

domdare: I feel honored just to have written in a thread with the most athletic people on Earth. I'm jealous of all you.


I'm surprised you were able to squeeze in a post, considering how uptight all these athletes are.
 
2013-07-18 04:02:35 PM

Galloping Galoshes: mainstreet62: It depends on how fast you do them. If you run those 26.2 miles in under 3-4 hours (or whatever a reasonable time is to run a marathon), I would give her credit for running a marathon.

If it takes you a week, then no credit.

She does them in about 5 hours.  That sounds reasonable.  Besides, if she took a week, how could she run 366 in 365 days?


Five hours is not an impressive time for a marathon; it's about 7:06/km or 11:26/hr. Even so, doing one every day is a real punishment for the body.
 
2013-07-18 04:13:42 PM

bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.


You must have a GED in marathon running
 
2013-07-18 04:15:56 PM

Kibbler: bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.

You must have a GED in marathon running


It's an entirely different kind of running...
 
2013-07-18 04:20:28 PM

Super_pope: Galloping Galoshes: So she briskly jogged a lot every day.  Not that it isn't impressive how active she is, but most people her age who aren't crazy fat could do the same.
Good for her trying to motor around but I hate it when people say, "SHE RUNS A MARATHON EVERY DAY."  No guys, she moves the distance of a marathon a day.  "She runs a marathon" implies she runs a marathon, not that she walks one.



I dont know which is more idiotic, your notion that most 41 year olds could "briskly jog" 26+ miles in 5 hours, or your pedantic insistence that her 26 mile jogs are somehow lesser an achievement because its not some kind of sanctioned speed tournament. Grow up dick, shes a middle aged woman with a debilitating disease, she's achieving more than 99.9% of the sanctioned runners IMO.

/Wonder how she would fare on the 126 mile Death Valley marathon
 
2013-07-18 04:30:20 PM

espiaboricua: bacongood:
I do 60-70 a week, in what I consider a far more optimal manner (even if you ignore the fact that she clearly is not aiming to improve her time over the year).  I still budget time in every cycle for injury loss.  Not doing any recovery runs for a year really increases the risk and not everyone can handle that workout.

/"woman runs 9500 miles in a year" is a more accurate headline

You run between 3,120 and 3,640 miles a year, she ran 9,500+ miles in a year.  And you're splitting hairs about semantics and "a far more optimal manner"... when, in reality, you're just jealous.


I think you missed the point of "optimal".  If I took my mileage and switched to her program (so just running 10 miles a day), I would increase the likelihood of getting hurt significantly.  Her doing that method at 26 miles for a year without an injury that made her skip a day is unique (hence why "9500 miles in a year" is impressive).  But that doesn't change the fact that she wasn't running a marathon every day.

A skill that a lot of people don't get about running is the simple ability to take the punishment day in, day out.  She can do that in an extreme manner - that is what is unique about her.

But yeah... remind what I am jealous of again?
 
2013-07-18 04:32:07 PM

Kibbler: bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.

You must have a GED in marathon running


No, but I know what words mean and tend to use them properly.
 
2013-07-18 04:56:13 PM

bacongood: Kibbler: bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.

You must have a GED in marathon running

No, but I know what words mean and tend to use them properly.


marathon is a place where a battle happened.  at the end of the battle, some dude ran from marathon to somewhere else to deliver the news, and then died.  the distance between marathon and that other place was 26 miles and change.  nowadays, the word is used with different meanings, sometimes referring to the place, the battle, the distance, running that distance, or a race of running that distance.  while some meanings may be much more common than others, the other meanings of the word are not invalid.

it is not uncommon for a word to have multiple meanings, especially one created by historic reference and not purely linguistic progression.

while using a reference like wikipedia can be helpful, it is not an authority on the meaning of words.  it's like arguing british law in an american case.  interesting, perhaps even relevant, but not binding.
 
2013-07-18 05:13:31 PM

pute kisses like a man: bacongood: Kibbler: bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.

You must have a GED in marathon running

No, but I know what words mean and tend to use them properly.

marathon is a place where a battle happened.  at the end of the battle, some dude ran from marathon to somewhere else to deliver the news, and then died.  the distance between marathon and that other place was 26 miles and change.  nowadays, the word is used with different meanings, sometimes referring to the place, the battle, the distance, running that distance, or a race of running that distance.  while some meanings may be much more common than others, the other meanings of the word are not invalid.

it is not uncommon for a word to have multiple meanings, especially one created by historic reference and not purely linguistic progression.

while using a reference like wikipedia can be helpful, it is not an authority on the meaning of words.  it's like arguing british law in an american case.  interesting, perhaps even relevant, but not binding.


So you thought we were talking about the battle all this time?

/not the subby
//not the guy who cited wiki either
 
2013-07-18 07:35:04 PM

bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.


Is part of this huge difference that many actual "events" or "races" often allow significantly more than the 5 hours she took? (Nike sweeps at 6 hrs, Disney at 6.5 hrs, etc)   If you're willing to run the distance daily, I fail to see how not getting a crappy medal and shirt will matter all that much to you or render your running inconsequential.
 
2013-07-18 10:11:12 PM

Galloping Galoshes: mainstreet62: It depends on how fast you do them. If you run those 26.2 miles in under 3-4 hours (or whatever a reasonable time is to run a marathon), I would give her credit for running a marathon.

If it takes you a week, then no credit.

She does them in about 5 hours.  That sounds reasonable.  Besides, if she took a week, how could she run 366 in 365 days?


She could run 3 or four of them at once as long as it's not a real event who's keeping track ?
 
2013-07-18 11:10:24 PM

TheMatchHare: bacongood: mainstreet62: mainstreet62: bacongood: It has to be said, but running 26.2 miles is not running a marathon.

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race

FTFM and wikipedia

Exactly.  None of these runs were "events" or "races".  She did a series of marathon-length training runs, not actual marathons.  There is a huge difference.

Is part of this huge difference that many actual "events" or "races" often allow significantly more than the 5 hours she took? (Nike sweeps at 6 hrs, Disney at 6.5 hrs, etc)   If you're willing to run the distance daily, I fail to see how not getting a crappy medal and shirt will matter all that much to you or render your running inconsequential.


I never said inconsequential or anything negative about the lady or her efforts. Just that subby (and the article) is not framing what she did properly.

As for the sweep times, as I said above- it is about effort and not time.
 
2013-07-19 03:50:42 AM

D_Evans45: Super_pope: Galloping Galoshes: So she briskly jogged a lot every day.  Not that it isn't impressive how active she is, but most people her age who aren't crazy fat could do the same.
Good for her trying to motor around but I hate it when people say, "SHE RUNS A MARATHON EVERY DAY."  No guys, she moves the distance of a marathon a day.  "She runs a marathon" implies she runs a marathon, not that she walks one.


I dont know which is more idiotic, your notion that most 41 year olds could "briskly jog" 26+ miles in 5 hours, or your pedantic insistence that her 26 mile jogs are somehow lesser an achievement because its not some kind of sanctioned speed tournament. Grow up dick, shes a middle aged woman with a debilitating disease, she's achieving more than 99.9% of the sanctioned runners IMO.

/Wonder how she would fare on the 126 mile Death Valley marathon


Badwater is 135 miles.
 
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