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(UPI)   Australian man sets a record running a 26 mile marathon while pulling a Ford Ranger, plans to go running tomorrow. Meanwhile, your feet are sore from sitting   (upi.com) divider line
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2021-03-05 9:09:48 PM  
If he had bought a Chevy, he could have driven it there.
 
2021-03-05 9:34:52 PM  
That's not where my feet are

/Usually
 
2021-03-05 9:40:49 PM  
Australian man reacts to futility of being the best at any productive or interesting activity in a global, interconnected society, and thus defines an increasingly frivolous set of criteria until he finds something that he can become rank one at, by being the only one who bothered to accomplish it

fixed the headline
 
2021-03-05 10:39:55 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Australian man reacts to futility of being the best at any productive or interesting activity in a global, interconnected society, and thus defines an increasingly frivolous set of criteria until he finds something that he can become rank one at, by being the only one who bothered to accomplish it

fixed the headline


You sound weak.
 
2021-03-05 10:41:10 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Australian man reacts to futility of being the best at any productive or interesting activity in a global, interconnected society, and thus defines an increasingly frivolous set of criteria until he finds something that he can become rank one at, by being the only one who bothered to accomplish it

fixed the headline


Sometimes you have to succeed at something - anything - no matter how risible to others, so you can feel what it's like to win, and build on that to have confidence in accomplishing the worthwhile things.
 
2021-03-05 10:50:14 PM  

felching pen: Mike_LowELL: Australian man reacts to futility of being the best at any productive or interesting activity in a global, interconnected society, and thus defines an increasingly frivolous set of criteria until he finds something that he can become rank one at, by being the only one who bothered to accomplish it

fixed the headline

Sometimes you have to succeed at something - anything - no matter how risible to others, so you can feel what it's like to win, and build on that to have confidence in accomplishing the worthwhile things.


Oh. Thought that's what participation trophy's were for. 🙂
 
2021-03-05 10:53:48 PM  
That actually does happen to me; of course, I was dropped out a 2nd story window when I was 5, so my legs and feet are pretty jacked up. Major reconstructive surgery on both feet, pretty bad arthritis, bone spurs... if I sit with my legs hanging and nothing under my feet, they get VERY sore.

Not gonna lie, kinda jealous of anyone who can hoof it for 26 miles.
 
2021-03-05 10:54:15 PM  
Difficulty:  it was all downhill and the Ranger was tied to him.
 
2021-03-05 10:58:39 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: You sound weak.


I have played Arcana Heart 3: Love Max well over the minimum of one-hundred hours necessary to provide commentary, so I doubt it.  But you probably main Yoriko, so I can understand why you're S E E T H I N G.

felching pen: Sometimes you have to succeed at something - anything - no matter how risible to others, so you can feel what it's like to win, and build on that to have confidence in accomplishing the worthwhile things.


All the worthwhile things are being done by the machines and a tiny handful of individuals who control many kinds of nuclear weapons.

The rest of us can keep busy by shiatposting on internet messageboards.  Some of us can even pay for the right to do so, giving us a direct financial investment in the outcome, which then leads to a stronger emotional investment.  A life worth living.
 
2021-03-05 10:59:01 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Australian man reacts to futility of being the best at any productive or interesting activity in a global, interconnected society, and thus defines an increasingly frivolous set of criteria until he finds something that he can become rank one at, by being the only one who bothered to accomplish it

fixed the headline


Some records deserve to be celebrated. https://www.dailymotion.c​om/video/x3ed​jxb
 
2021-03-05 11:02:03 PM  

TheReject: Some records deserve to be celebrated. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ed​jxb


Pfft.  I could do twice that.
 
2021-03-05 11:08:02 PM  
*gasp* my feet really are sore from sitting!

/sciatic nerve issue
 
2021-03-05 11:34:20 PM  
An Australian athlete broke a world record when he ran a marathon in 16 hours and 12 minutes -- while pulling a 1.6-ton truck.

Anyone know what the record is for doing this while pulling a 1.5 ton truck?
 
2021-03-05 11:35:59 PM  
Lying in bed, subby.  My feet are sore from lying in bed.
 
2021-03-05 11:43:23 PM  
Exercise enthusiasts exhaust me.
 
2021-03-05 11:44:13 PM  
Meh. I can walk 9 miles. Difficulty 400 lb.
 
2021-03-05 11:58:10 PM  
A black Texan holds the record for being chained and dragged behing a truck.   He didn't get a prize.
 
2021-03-06 12:17:54 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Difficulty:  it was all downhill and the Ranger was tied to him.


Come on. You would be able to run 26 miles while pulling a Ford Ranger if you had Australian wildlife chasing you.
 
2021-03-06 12:41:23 AM  
At that kind of speed (about 1.5 mph), is it "running"?
 
2021-03-06 12:44:00 AM  
When I lived in Virginia we had a paved tree-lined trail near me (that used to be a railroad line).  It extended something like 70 miles and there are mile markers along it.
One morning I got up and thought, "I've got nothing to do today, that trail has mile markers, and I've never done a marathon."
I grabbed a pack of smokes (lol) and headed out to give it a shot.  I wasn't trying to break any records as it was a casual thing to do.  It took me ~8 hours of just walking but I managed it.  Nearing that 14th mile marker, stopping, turning around, and knowing I had over 13 miles to go if I wanted to get home was a little meh.
I get ~2 miles from home and I know there's a convenience store right off the trail and I'm going to get a 6-pack to celebrate my achievement.  Before I get there the entire sole of my right shoe falls off.  Now I'm walking on my sock that has a little shoe hat.
I'm determined to get my beer and hope the store isn't crowded so I can get in and out while trying to hide the fact that I look like someone that can only afford one functional shoe.  It was crowded and I doubt I pulled off any slyness that I was hoping for.
I get back on the trail and stuff all my jacket pockets with the beer because that's more efficient and less tiresome than holding onto the bag for 2+ miles.  I start going and think, "there's no reason I can't have a beer now; no one can see me".  It's party time.
I got home and completed my goal but thankfully I didn't get stopped by the blue suits and trying to explain how I wasn't a hobo with one working shoe and a mixed-bag of full and empty beer bottles in all of my pockets.

TL/DR Don't walk 26.2+ miles in already worn-out loafers.
 
2021-03-06 1:03:32 AM  

Siskabush: The Googles Do Nothing: Difficulty:  it was all downhill and the Ranger was tied to him.

Come on. You would be able to run 26 miles while pulling a Ford Ranger if you had Australian wildlife chasing you.


It's Australia. Even the Ford Ranger is venomous.
 
2021-03-06 1:16:42 AM  
Is this supposed to be inspiring?  Because it isn't.
 
2021-03-06 1:17:00 AM  
*Mile 23*
'Oh shiat, sorry man, I had the parking brake on. My bad.'
 
2021-03-06 2:22:13 AM  
You got that right, sitting really does a number on my feet.  Might be a magnesium issue?
 
2021-03-06 2:35:31 AM  
Why? Do they not have F150s down there?
 
2021-03-06 2:58:26 AM  

ElFugawz: Why? Do they not have F150s down there?


Why would they have American trucks?  The fluids would all pour out from being upside down.  You have to engineer for that.
 
2021-03-06 4:54:36 AM  
Huh, usually we are pushing them.
 
2021-03-06 6:31:11 AM  
Most people just call a tow truck when their Ford breaks down.
 
2021-03-06 7:17:45 AM  

waxbeans: Meh. I can walk 9 miles. Difficulty 400 lb.


You can hack the hell out of an electronic voting system though.
 
2021-03-06 7:42:51 AM  
So no actual hills in that marathon then. Up or down slope.
 
2021-03-06 7:56:31 AM  

Nocrash: So no actual hills in that marathon then. Up or down slope.


Yeah, I was wondering about the downhill parts. I used to be a runner before my knees decided I should try something else. Half marathons were my favorite. I decided I had to do a marathon just to check that box. So I signed up for one near me, in Kings Mountain State Park. The name of your first marathon should not have the word "mountain" in it.

/4 hours 26 minutes
 
2021-03-06 9:47:43 AM  

NoGods: Nocrash: So no actual hills in that marathon then. Up or down slope.

Yeah, I was wondering about the downhill parts. I used to be a runner before my knees decided I should try something else. Half marathons were my favorite. I decided I had to do a marathon just to check that box. So I signed up for one near me, in Kings Mountain State Park. The name of your first marathon should not have the word "mountain" in it.

/4 hours 26 minutes


That is a helluva elevation profile.  Looks like a constant struggle with no smooth flat parts.

findmymarathon.comView Full Size
 
2021-03-06 4:13:36 PM  
Sitting?

Oh look, it's subby with a power lifter's spine. Laying down, evenly distributing your body weight for even less caloric impact is where it's at...

//now if I can only tone down those muscles needed for breathing..
//you don't need BOTH lungs, right...?
 
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