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(KTVU Bay Area News)   Two Farkers left their basements to run a half marathon as examples for the rest of us to put down the pastries, go outside, get some fresh air   (ktvu.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Myocardial infarction, Cardiology, Emergency medical services, Monterey County, California, Monterey, California, California, Ventricular tachycardia, race officials  
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2022-11-28 9:00:56 PM  
Stop for a beer at every mile marker?
 
2022-11-28 9:38:17 PM  
I get enough exercise walking out to my car, to go to McDonalds 6 or 8 times a day.
 
2022-11-28 10:16:23 PM  
Mooommm! Are you making toast for me?
 
2022-11-29 2:09:05 AM  
R'$ need to exercise
 
2022-11-29 2:19:35 AM  
That can happen in California. I heard about this one guy, he left his heart in San Francisco, high on a hill.
 
2022-11-29 2:27:52 AM  
It wasn't me, I never leave the basement.
 
2022-11-29 2:32:16 AM  

mistahtom: It wasn't me, I never leave the basement.


Not since we got the walls reinforced and put the vault door in

/did you think that we had forgotten?
//did you think that we had forgiven?
///<this slashie left ominously blank>
 
2022-11-29 2:32:55 AM  

aleister_greynight: Stop for a beer at every mile marker?

A Drinking Club With A Running Problem,

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers
 
2022-11-29 2:35:30 AM  
The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

The second incident occurred at the end of the race when another man went down just past the finish line.


Pretty sure that was just 1 Farker.
 
2022-11-29 2:53:54 AM  
If I wanted to run, I'd run.
 
2022-11-29 2:58:28 AM  
I don't run unless someone or something is chasing me.
 
2022-11-29 3:02:59 AM  
I recommend taking the pastry with you when you go outside.  A few pastries, even!  Also, a basket with some milk, cheeses, olives, and a baguette or two.  Perhaps a blanket for lying under a tree, just in case the ground is damp.
 
2022-11-29 3:04:47 AM  
Look, I'll leave the basement, I'll go outside and get some fresh air, I'll even run a half marathon, but you can pry the pastries from my cold, dead hands, after I drop dead off a heart attack trying to run a half marathon.
 
2022-11-29 3:30:06 AM  
Monterey is too pretty for all that running. It's a day hike at least.
 
2022-11-29 3:45:32 AM  

aleister_greynight: Stop for a beer at every mile marker?


Let me introduce you to the marathon du Médoc....

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/sep/17/marathon-du-medoc-race-wine-oysters
 
2022-11-29 4:10:50 AM  
There's an outside?
 
2022-11-29 4:37:04 AM  
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2022-11-29 4:56:44 AM  

BoneSmuggler: I don't run unless someone or something is chasing me.


Y'ain't here for the huntin', are ya.
 
2022-11-29 5:12:46 AM  
I didn't see Gene Masseth or Haywood Jablome, so how can we know if they were Farkers?
 
2022-11-29 5:18:37 AM  

doomjesse: aleister_greynight: Stop for a beer at every mile marker?

A Drinking Club With A Running Problem,
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers


So, as a hasher, you ever do a half case half marathon?
 
2022-11-29 6:08:31 AM  
Does Half Moon Bay have a shorter half marathon ?
 
2022-11-29 6:38:30 AM  
Do people never look up how marathon races started?! You'd think they'd learn from history.
 
2022-11-29 6:44:07 AM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said


Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.
 
2022-11-29 7:15:50 AM  
Oh...a Half assed attempt was made. Get back to me when you go full in, mister bleedy nipples.
 
2022-11-29 7:24:16 AM  

Resident Muslim: Do people never look up how marathon races started?! You'd think they'd learn from history.


What better way to mock someone's tragedy other than styling on him for future generations?
 
2022-11-29 7:49:44 AM  

Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.


Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane
 
2022-11-29 8:01:37 AM  
No thanks, I already had two slices of coffee cake.  Three is just too much.
 
2022-11-29 8:22:01 AM  
Both men were middle-aged and experienced runners, Ellison said.

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2022-11-29 8:48:26 AM  
"The air quality outside is excellent. Open some windows and air out your house."

Dear IQAir it's below freezing and it's snowing, so no.
 
2022-11-29 9:02:59 AM  

robertus: Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.

Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane


I've always been active, but only recently started actually pushing my cardio system.
It's been a while.
Cycling Zone 3 for 40 minutes now feels harder than I remember it. I used to cycle for two hours pre-Covid era about once a week at zones 3/4 and still feel energetic.

The good news is that my system is slowly starting to remember what this feels like and is adapting, thank God.
Running though, I've always had it in my mind that I'm not a runner. Not having ideal weight to power ratio also doesn't help (I can afford losing 20 pounds).
I'm working to change that. I'd like to have at least a weekly run (among other activities) of a solid half hour run.

Thanks for your words of encouragement.
You will be Farkied as such :)
 
2022-11-29 9:38:51 AM  

robertus: Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.

Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane


If you run it again, swing by the beer station at mile 3ish.  At the right turn past Baker Park.  We're there every year.
 
2022-11-29 10:17:12 AM  

fireclown: robertus: Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.

Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane

If you run it again, swing by the beer station at mile 3ish.  At the right turn past Baker Park.  We're there every year.


Ran it in 2019, the year it rained like hell. It was *great* and I'm being totally serious about that.

I'm planning to give it a go this year, assuming I get the green light from the docs and don't re-injure myself in the meantime. I had both hips scoped this year (most recently a couple weeks ago) to fix labral tears and clean up impingements - prognosis for the first one was good, but now I've had two, and so I'm not positive a return to distance running is in the cards.

/Let alone the whole "haven't been able to exercise for a year" thing
//So out of shape
///Stitches out tomorrow, PT starts Friday
 
2022-11-29 11:12:18 AM  

robertus: fireclown: robertus: Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.

Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane

If you run it again, swing by the beer station at mile 3ish.  At the right turn past Baker Park.  We're there every year.

Ran it in 2019, the year it rained like hell. It was *great* and I'm being totally serious about that.

I'm planning to give it a go this year, assuming I get the green light from the docs and don't re-injure myself in the meantime. I had both hips scoped this year (most recently a couple weeks ago) to fix labral tears and clean up impingements - prognosis for the first one was good, but now I've had two, and so I'm not positive a return to distance running is in the cards.

/Let alone the whole "haven't been able to exercise for a year" thing
//So out of shape
///Stitches out tomorrow, PT starts Friday


we'll be watching for you.  When you get there, (we're on the left side of the road, before the turn), swing by.  Ask for Gnome.
 
2022-11-29 11:23:34 AM  
"Half marathon" is like calling an 8-minute mile a half 4-minute mile.
 
2022-11-29 2:00:56 PM  
That's nothing, in a couple weeks I'll be running the Dopey Challenge at Disney World for the third time. At 46... 5K on thursday, 10k on friday, half marathon on saturday and then the full marathon on sunday. 48.6 miles and until you're like 4 miles into the marathon, you haven't even done half the total miles yet.
Jebus I'm stupid! Did it at 40 for the first time, 41 the next year when all my friends turned 40, and now for the 30th anniversary of the marathon. Groovy 90's vibe to the chinesium finisiher's medals.
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2022-11-30 12:20:31 AM  

robertus: fireclown: robertus: Resident Muslim: Rage Against the Thorazine: The athletes both collapsed during the 13.1-mile race

The first medical emergency happened between miles 3 and 4, race officials said

Someone signed up for half-marathon, assumingely trained for it (no matter how little) and dropped after 3 miles?

/I shouldn't make fun. It's on my bucket list.

Half's a good distance, you should run one. I really enjoyed the half marathons I've done.

/anything longer than a half got *really* boring
//been deferring the Frederick Half Marathon for a couple years due to injuries
///2022: The Year of the Cane

If you run it again, swing by the beer station at mile 3ish.  At the right turn past Baker Park.  We're there every year.

Ran it in 2019, the year it rained like hell. It was *great* and I'm being totally serious about that.

I'm planning to give it a go this year, assuming I get the green light from the docs and don't re-injure myself in the meantime. I had both hips scoped this year (most recently a couple weeks ago) to fix labral tears and clean up impingements - prognosis for the first one was good, but now I've had two, and so I'm not positive a return to distance running is in the cards.

/Let alone the whole "haven't been able to exercise for a year" thing
//So out of shape
///Stitches out tomorrow, PT starts Friday


Good luck.
May I, as a man of a certain age, suggest cycling?
Not to give up running, but to compliment it and to use on alternative days.
This goes doubly if you have access to closed, cycles-only tracks nearby.

Beyond the first-period chafing and the occasional scrape, I've found it quite forgiving on the body. Training regimen-wide you can do the same heart-zones and activities on the bike.
 
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