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(The Wire)   A map of major US cities that show where people go running most often; and by "running" they presumably mean "for exercise" and not "from the police" or "for their lives"   (thewire.com) divider line 109
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2014-02-06 11:28:34 AM
We annexed London?
 
2014-02-06 11:50:15 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: We annexed London?


It is not enough that we won our freedom. Now we must take theirs.
 
2014-02-06 12:25:06 PM
The running map of Jackson, MS was included too.  it was just a white GIF.
 
2014-02-06 12:32:38 PM
 Hey Noo Yawk....
FARK YOO TOO


cdn.theatlanticcities.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-06 12:35:12 PM
For those of you not from the Boston area, the "Charles River" is in fact made of water. I have not noticed purple runners dashing diagonally across it instead of using the bridges.
 
2014-02-06 12:37:06 PM
 
2014-02-06 12:38:13 PM
Ok, why are people running on the Upper East Side but not Upper West Side of Manhattan?
 
2014-02-06 12:38:56 PM
Chicago is about how I remember it:
cdn.theatlanticcities.com

There's on continuous park running the entire length of the city along the waterfront that has bike and jogging trails that are very popular, but once you go too far west or south the map gets awfully blank...
Though When I lived there up in the North side (Lakeview), I was very surprised that one night when I was out late looking for a meteor shower, that apparently single young women think nothing of using those jogging trails by themselves even at 4 am without so much as a can of mace by their sides
 
2014-02-06 12:39:11 PM
How about running for their lives from police?
 
2014-02-06 12:39:17 PM
Rule #1 - Cardio.
 
2014-02-06 12:39:26 PM
-10 for leaving the Greenbelt and Town Lake off the list.  Austin is one of the healthiest cities for crying out loud!
 
2014-02-06 12:39:38 PM
New York's seems to be skewed by the Marathon route.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-06 12:39:52 PM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: We annexed London?


And Toronto, apparently.
 
2014-02-06 12:40:58 PM

ZAZ: For those of you not from the Boston area, the "Charles River" is in fact made of water. I have not noticed purple runners dashing diagonally across it instead of using the bridges.


I wouldn't be farking surprised if they did do exactly that. During the recent snowstorm I saw several joggers playing chicken with snowplows and other traffic, just blithely jogging along in the middle of Massachusetts Avenue in the slush and sleet and salt. I realize they need to be maxxed out and look cut and feel the burn, but I'm pretty sure you can take a break for a day or two and not lose that endorphin high.

It's times like these I'm confirmed in my suspicions that running is a form of OCD disguised as an exercise regimen.
 
2014-02-06 12:42:56 PM
This will be helpful for aspiring rapists.
 
2014-02-06 12:42:57 PM

ZAZ: For those of you not from the Boston area, the "Charles River" is in fact made of water. I have not noticed purple runners dashing diagonally across it instead of using the bridges.


The Standells really love that dirty water, though.
 
2014-02-06 12:43:32 PM

I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farked

I have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence
 
2014-02-06 12:44:13 PM

Magorn: I was very surprised that one night when I was out late looking for a meteor shower, that apparently single young women think nothing of using those jogging trails by themselves even at 4 am without so much as a can of mace by their sides


So... how did you find out they didn't have mace with them?

/nevermind, I don't want to be dragged into this
 
2014-02-06 12:44:54 PM
Lol at the Dallas map.  No one goes jogging across the trinity river.  Not if you value your life that is.
 
2014-02-06 12:46:15 PM

ChipNASA:  Hey Noo Yawk....
FARK YOO TOO


New York looks more like a hand grabbing a penis to wank to me.
 
2014-02-06 12:46:57 PM
cdn.theatlanticcities.com

All I knows is nobody runs in Camden, except for the aforementioned "from the police" and "for their lives".
 
2014-02-06 12:47:04 PM

CruJones: I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farkedI have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence


If I'd be allowed to speculate, I believe it is probably because short sprints prevent your body from adapting like it would with distance running.
 
2014-02-06 12:48:05 PM

theorellior: ZAZ: For those of you not from the Boston area, the "Charles River" is in fact made of water. I have not noticed purple runners dashing diagonally across it instead of using the bridges.

I wouldn't be farking surprised if they did do exactly that. During the recent snowstorm I saw several joggers playing chicken with snowplows and other traffic, just blithely jogging along in the middle of Massachusetts Avenue in the slush and sleet and salt. I realize they need to be maxxed out and look cut and feel the burn, but I'm pretty sure you can take a break for a day or two and not lose that endorphin high.

It's times like these I'm confirmed in my suspicions that running is a form of OCD disguised as an exercise regimen.


You sound fat.
 
2014-02-06 12:50:40 PM
Of course they run, but for recreation, for fun.
 
2014-02-06 12:50:55 PM

LoneWolf343: CruJones: I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farkedI have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence

If I'd be allowed to speculate, I believe it is probably because short sprints prevent your body from adapting like it would with distance running.


I agree....I trained for my first marathon last year and doubled my weekly mileage up to around 45 miles.  I was expecting the pounds to melt away but I lost just two or three.    My training was all LSD though and I think getting away from the speedwork caused my body to just adapt.  Next time Imma try to mix it up.
 
2014-02-06 12:51:19 PM
The LA map is weird.  I guess they wanted to find the best 'shot' that illustrates a point.  It doesn't include any of the beach communities or the western hills.  I guess it depends on how one decides what 'Los Angeles' means.  Probably used a zip code type source filter.
 
2014-02-06 12:52:31 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: You sound fat.


No, I'm one of the bikers running stop signs next to the guy jogging in the middle of the street.
 
2014-02-06 12:52:35 PM
Do Detroit.  That would be amusing
 
2014-02-06 12:52:50 PM

Cubicle Jockey: New York's seems to be skewed by the Marathon route.
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Good call.  That map really didn't look right.
 
2014-02-06 12:53:47 PM
I was surprised to see the Chicago map included a large part of what used to be some pretty rough (as in don't go there alone, even armed and in daylight) neighborhoods.  Ogden Avenue?  Who knew.
 
2014-02-06 12:53:55 PM
Can't find Phoenix.
 
2014-02-06 12:53:59 PM

CruJones: I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farkedI have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence


If your knees are truly messed up, for the love of God, why are you doing running sprints?

/there are non-weight bearing exercise options
 
2014-02-06 12:54:09 PM

AngryDragon: Do Detroit.  That would be amusing


They tried but after eliminating "for their lives" and "from police", it was just a blank sheet.
 
2014-02-06 12:55:06 PM
Bullshiat. No one in Dallas runs.
 
2014-02-06 12:55:12 PM

CygnusDarius: Can't find Phoenix.


Yet the guy made maps for Lincoln and Columbus.
 
2014-02-06 12:55:16 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: LoneWolf343: CruJones: I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farkedI have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence

If I'd be allowed to speculate, I believe it is probably because short sprints prevent your body from adapting like it would with distance running.

I agree....I trained for my first marathon last year and doubled my weekly mileage up to around 45 miles.  I was expecting the pounds to melt away but I lost just two or three.    My training was all LSD though and I think getting away from the speedwork caused my body to just adapt.  Next time Imma try to mix it up.


Hmmm. I was thinking about starting a running regimen today (playing volleyball last night really showed me just how out of shape I am. Plus, I think my lack of mobility is starting to fark with my sleep-breathing).

Does anyone know of a good mix to start with?

// also have bad knees
// and a bad back
// thanks, genetics!
// you farking c*nt-faced toad
 
2014-02-06 12:55:31 PM

cgraves67: AngryDragon: Do Detroit.  That would be amusing

They tried but after eliminating "for their lives" and "from police", it was just a blank sheet.


There's always "scrounging".
 
2014-02-06 12:56:37 PM

The Dog Ate My Homework: Bullshiat. No one in Dallas runs.


Yell "Free BBQ ribs" and see the horde running towards you.

/Or waddling
 
2014-02-06 12:58:14 PM

theorellior: The Googles Do Nothing: You sound fat.

No, I'm one of the bikers running stop signs next to the guy jogging in the middle of the street.


So, you're less OCD and more asshole?

/rides bikes but cant stand most cyclists
 
2014-02-06 12:58:34 PM

CygnusDarius: cgraves67: AngryDragon: Do Detroit.  That would be amusing

They tried but after eliminating "for their lives" and "from police", it was just a blank sheet.

There's always "scrounging".


That's more of a slow ambulation rather than jogging or running, and the graph would resemble Brownian Motion.
 
2014-02-06 12:59:29 PM

Dr Dreidel: The Googles Do Nothing: LoneWolf343: CruJones: I only run when chased.  Plus my knees are farkedI have learned that when I switched from distance running to mostly walking with short sprints now and then I've lost 45lbs, and am in far better shape.

/anecdotal evidence

If I'd be allowed to speculate, I believe it is probably because short sprints prevent your body from adapting like it would with distance running.

I agree....I trained for my first marathon last year and doubled my weekly mileage up to around 45 miles.  I was expecting the pounds to melt away but I lost just two or three.    My training was all LSD though and I think getting away from the speedwork caused my body to just adapt.  Next time Imma try to mix it up.

Hmmm. I was thinking about starting a running regimen today (playing volleyball last night really showed me just how out of shape I am. Plus, I think my lack of mobility is starting to fark with my sleep-breathing).

Does anyone know of a good mix to start with?

// also have bad knees
// and a bad back
// thanks, genetics!
// you farking c*nt-faced toad


In that case try an elliptical machine.  Running on pavement will really aggravate joint issues.
 
2014-02-06 01:02:16 PM

Carn: In that case try an elliptical machine. Running on pavement will really aggravate joint issues.


Pavement's free (though not their music). And once I start losing circumference off my gut, I've been told, my back/knee issues will abate.

// probably not the knee issues
// anyone who hits 6' before they're legally allowed to drive is gonna have shiatty knees
 
2014-02-06 01:03:25 PM

ZAZ: For those of you not from the Boston area, the "Charles River" is in fact made of water. I have not noticed purple runners dashing diagonally across it instead of using the bridges.


It's an error in RunKeeper and other similar phone-based running apps. Whenever a phone's GPS fails or stutters after a route's begun, it'll connect the dots from the last time it did lock on. That's why, for any runner who's serious about tracking themselves, it's worth it to get a dedicated GPS watch. Cellphone GPS units and apps aren't reliable for running.

Cubicle Jockey: New York's seems to be skewed by the Marathon route.
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Yeah the lack of lines doing the entire Central Park circle made me suspicious too--on any average summer day you'll find the entire Central Park loop packed. The authors really should have subtracted data from the dates of each city's marathon or other major races.

/Still interesting
 
2014-02-06 01:04:15 PM

Dr Dreidel: Hmmm. I was thinking about starting a running regimen today (playing volleyball last night really showed me just how out of shape I am. Plus, I think my lack of mobility is starting to fark with my sleep-breathing).

Does anyone know of a good mix to start with?

// also have bad knees
// and a bad back
// thanks, genetics!
// you farking c*nt-faced toad


I never know what people truly mean by bad knees, but if you have a medical problem with your knees there is a chance you should not start running without clearance from you doc. If you just mean that your knees are weak, google "couch to 5k" and that will give you a good beginners running program. Running is very good for strengthening knees and ankles.

Anyway people in this thread keep talking about the body's adaptation to long runs, but a good long-term program should have interval training in it. Yes, I say that but I hate intervals so I dont do them often. I just dont blame distance running for my lack of fitness gains or weight loss.
 
2014-02-06 01:07:24 PM

CygnusDarius: Can't find Phoenix.


Or Seattle or San Francisco. Or Tokyo. Although Sydney looks like it's waving at us.
 
2014-02-06 01:09:38 PM

elysive: So, you're less OCD and more asshole?

/rides bikes but cant stand most cyclists


Well, I'm not the spandex-clad douchebag who takes up a whole lane but sees fit to run busy red lights and stop signs. I'm the guy on the cheap dirtbike who takes the back streets to avoid traffic and might venture on the sidewalks from time to time. If you care about me running a stop sign at an intersection with no traffic then you're either a sanctimonious driver or a person looking for an argument on the Internet.
 
2014-02-06 01:09:48 PM

cgraves67: CygnusDarius: cgraves67: AngryDragon: Do Detroit.  That would be amusing

They tried but after eliminating "for their lives" and "from police", it was just a blank sheet.

There's always "scrounging".

That's more of a slow ambulation rather than jogging or running, and the graph would resemble Brownian Motion.


Man, Detroit has such a bad rep even Canadian gamers make jokes about it.

fanbladesaresharp: CygnusDarius: Can't find Phoenix.

Or Seattle or San Francisco. Or Tokyo. Although Sydney looks like it's waving at us.


And New York's being a dick, for some reason.
 
2014-02-06 01:10:17 PM

Dr Dreidel: Carn: In that case try an elliptical machine. Running on pavement will really aggravate joint issues.

Pavement's free (though not their music). And once I start losing circumference off my gut, I've been told, my back/knee issues will abate.

// probably not the knee issues
// anyone who hits 6' before they're legally allowed to drive is gonna have shiatty knees


Walk and eat less if you really think it's a weight issue. I also find that larger people often "shuffle" more than they run (there's not a lot of lift off the ground).

As with most things, you have to proceed at your own risk, but is saving $10-30 on a health club really worth it when you consider the cost of medical care? Find something unhealthy in your life that costs $20, movies, booze, eating out, trade it in, and voila, you've paid for a month at the gym!

A treadmill is far more forgiving than the sidewalk if you really want to run anyway.
 
2014-02-06 01:11:46 PM

theorellior: elysive: So, you're less OCD and more asshole?

/rides bikes but cant stand most cyclists

Well, I'm not the spandex-clad douchebag who takes up a whole lane but sees fit to run busy red lights and stop signs. I'm the guy on the cheap dirtbike who takes the back streets to avoid traffic and might venture on the sidewalks from time to time. If you care about me running a stop sign at an intersection with no traffic then you're either a sanctimonious driver or a person looking for an argument on the Internet.


Hey, you're the idiot on the internet bragging about riding thru stop signs while trying to pick fights with runners.
 
2014-02-06 01:12:13 PM

fanbladesaresharp: CygnusDarius: Can't find Phoenix.

Or Seattle or San Francisco. Or Tokyo. Although Sydney looks like it's waving at us.



For anyone running in Tokyo / Japan as a tourist, I offer one piece of advice.  When looking at street maps by the side of the road to orientate in developed areas please observer the the top of the map is not by default 'north'.  North orientation on maps is based on the concept of 'if I push the map over right now as I am looking at it and let it fall to the ground, where would north be pointing?'

It will save some aggravation if one knows that beforehand.  I was doing Sisyphean loops near the Imperial Palace until I figured that out.
 
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