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2020-10-02 11:13:37 AM  
I know a couple of them. They look like greyhounds. If you do not have a body that looks like you stuck a potato on top of a muscly stick, you are not made to be an endurance athlete.
 
2020-10-02 11:19:53 AM  
Been there once or twice, nothing to write home about.
 
2020-10-02 11:27:34 AM  
Every once in a while I get a wild hair to go for a marathon. Its the only time I can say I'm ravenous, like nothing will ever fill the void in my stomach. First one I trained for,, I accidentally dropped to 135 pounds at 5'10", learned my lesson after that.

But its insane when you realize how much lower your heart starts beating at rest than when you're not actively training.
 
2020-10-02 11:30:55 AM  
I used to date a triathlete, does that count?
 
2020-10-02 11:33:50 AM  

Axeofjudgement: Every once in a while I get a wild hair to go for a marathon. Its the only time I can say I'm ravenous, like nothing will ever fill the void in my stomach. First one I trained for,, I accidentally dropped to 135 pounds at 5'10", learned my lesson after that.

But its insane when you realize how much lower your heart starts beating at rest than when you're not actively training.


Same. Ran the MCM two years ago, which meant training all Summer. Not only was I always hungry, but nothing ever tasted salty enough.

/was still built like a dozen Kips lashed together.
 
2020-10-02 11:56:13 AM  
i mean we've all pretty much seen inside the body of an elite athlete

Even if we didn't really want to.

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2020-10-02 12:09:16 PM  

Axeofjudgement: But its insane when you realize how much lower your heart starts beating at rest than when you're not actively training.


That is one of the things I noticed once I started keeping track of it. Was just looking at my stats one day and I don't think I ever clicked on that one and the steady decline in my resting heart rate was pretty neat.

Looked up the per mile pace for the men's marathon and it was 4:41.4. Like, how? I've never specifically done a one mile run at whatever top pace I could reach but even at my best my two mile time was 12:10 or 12:20, I don't remember which. I was and remain an automatic puker so I was already pushing myself as hard as I could over two miles and that average pace would leave me in the dust compared to a 4:41.4 average pace for 26.2 miles. Blows my mind.
 
2020-10-02 12:11:24 PM  

olapbill: i mean we've all pretty much seen inside the body of an elite athlete

Even if we didn't really want to.

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I'm surprised you stopped nailing a prime Sophia Loren to let others know that.
 
2020-10-02 12:27:41 PM  

WoodyHayes: Axeofjudgement: But its insane when you realize how much lower your heart starts beating at rest than when you're not actively training.

That is one of the things I noticed once I started keeping track of it. Was just looking at my stats one day and I don't think I ever clicked on that one and the steady decline in my resting heart rate was pretty neat.

Looked up the per mile pace for the men's marathon and it was 4:41.4. Like, how? I've never specifically done a one mile run at whatever top pace I could reach but even at my best my two mile time was 12:10 or 12:20, I don't remember which. I was and remain an automatic puker so I was already pushing myself as hard as I could over two miles and that average pace would leave me in the dust compared to a 4:41.4 average pace for 26.2 miles. Blows my mind.


Fastest I ever did was 5:40. And I could not keep that going for long.

I try to stick around 9 minute pace, but I couldn't imagine the dedication, the grocery bills, supplement costs, etc of going that hard-core
 
2020-10-02 12:39:02 PM  
This thread was supposed to be at the gym 26 minutes ago but just ended up masturbating to itself in the mirror.
 
2020-10-02 1:06:05 PM  

WoodyHayes: olapbill: i mean we've all pretty much seen inside the body of an elite athlete

Even if we didn't really want to.

[i.cbc.ca image 780x439]

I'm surprised you stopped nailing a prime Sophia Loren to let others know that.


I did what now?
 
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