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(WHO TV Des Moines)   Harsh winter can't stop Iowa's running man, who has run at least a mile a day since January 1st 1977 and will outlive every Farker reading this   ( whotv.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 08:52:32 AM  
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2018-02-09 08:58:32 AM  
He's still running?  He could be with last year's winners, Whitman, Price, and Haddad, basking under the Maui sun.
 
2018-02-09 09:07:53 AM  
"Remember Jim Fixx? The big famous jogging guy? Jogged fifteen miles a day. Did a jogging book. Did a jogging video.

Dropped dead of a heart attack when?

When he was f***ing jogging, that's when!"

- Dennis Leary
 
2018-02-09 09:08:58 AM  
He's probably in Seattle by now.
 
2018-02-09 09:22:19 AM  
Unless he gets he gets hit by a bus.
 
2018-02-09 09:24:12 AM  
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-02-09 09:28:45 AM  
I've walked at least a mile a day since 2010. Some day I'll catch up to that turtle.
 
2018-02-09 09:36:42 AM  
This morning I saw someone running past my window. It inspired me to get up and close my curtains.
 
2018-02-09 09:37:48 AM  
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Disagrees with your medical assessment.
 
2018-02-09 09:38:21 AM  
Hey has anyone mentioned Jim Fixx yet?
 
2018-02-09 09:39:16 AM  
Bakersfield's running man:

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2018-02-09 09:40:13 AM  
I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.
 
2018-02-09 09:45:14 AM  
He just stepped in a big pile of shiat!
 
2018-02-09 09:45:26 AM  
Doctor told me to run 5 miles every day.  Two months later, I called him and said "Hey, doc, I'm in Minneapolis.  What should I do?"
 
2018-02-09 09:47:50 AM  
I don't run or jog.

I read too many stories on FARK about joggers finding dead bodies or horrific crimes.

/not worth the risk.
 
2018-02-09 09:48:25 AM  
My health strategy is being IT at a job with a big campus.  
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2018-02-09 09:50:21 AM  

idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.


Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...
 
2018-02-09 09:53:42 AM  
Jim Fixx aside, the rate of death for marathoners is about 1/250,000 during or within an hour of the race. Usually from MI. By comparison triathlons are 1/52,600. Marathons are terrible for u in other ways; joints, feet, etc. but are unlikely to kill you. Ive always thought the 5k was the perfect distance.
 
2018-02-09 09:54:32 AM  

hardinparamedic: Hey has anyone mentioned Jim Fixx yet?


I think you're the 1st.
 
2018-02-09 09:54:49 AM  
Who farking cares? I walk my dog at least a mile a day. The neighbors all know who I am and watch for me to go by because the stupid farking dog doesn't care if it's pounding rain or -10° or if I've just had farking surgery. If a goddamn repoter wanted to do a story about me I'd tell him to fark off.

/It's Friday.
//I'm fresh out of fark's to give
//Get off my lawn
 
2018-02-09 09:55:25 AM  

Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...


Of course, non-runners never drop dead.

/I will never understand extreme runners.  Jesus Christ just relax once in a while
//I will never understand non-exercisers.  Jesus Christ get off your ass once in a while
///I will understand 3 slashies
 
2018-02-09 10:00:06 AM  
When I was a kid we had a neighbor who was a Marine Colonel. The day before he was going to move down to NC (Camp Lejeune, if I remember correctly) he went out for a run and dropped dead of a heart attack.

Statistically speaking, since this guy spends so much time running he's more likely to die while running. Just sayin'.
 
2018-02-09 10:00:55 AM  
OK so I figure this guy has all us Farkers covered. We can relax and get back to what's important. Arguing.
 
2018-02-09 10:02:35 AM  

Oliver Twisted: Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...

Of course, non-runners never drop dead.

/I will never understand extreme runners.  Jesus Christ just relax once in a while
//I will never understand non-exercisers.  Jesus Christ get off your ass once in a while
///I will understand 3 slashies


The extreme runners are basically addicted to the "runner's high"

The non-exercisers are just doing what their instincts tell them to, which is "Conserve calories for the next famine, that is starting tomorrow, for sure!" That doesn't make sense in today's world, obviously.
 
2018-02-09 10:02:50 AM  
I'm pretty impressed considering I've managed to live only 8 days less than this guy's been running.
 
2018-02-09 10:06:01 AM  

Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...


Every long lived person has a 'secret' to their longevity.  What kills one person might be another's secret to old age.  In the end, it's all dumb luck.
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2018-02-09 10:09:54 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: "Remember Jim Fixx? The big famous jogging guy? Jogged fifteen miles a day. Did a jogging book. Did a jogging video.

Dropped dead of a heart attack when?

When he was f***ing jogging, that's when!"

- Bill Hicks


Fixxed

The direct quote may be Denis' but it's Bill's material
 
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2018-02-09 10:12:58 AM  
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2018-02-09 10:14:34 AM  

Azz: The direct quote may be Denis' but it's Bill's material


I'm pretty sure Dane Cook thought of it before anybody.
 
2018-02-09 10:14:44 AM  
I'll take that bet.  *grabs rifle*
 
2018-02-09 10:15:05 AM  

Comrade Bingo: Jim Fixx aside, the rate of death for marathoners is about 1/250,000 during or within an hour of the race. Usually from MI. By comparison triathlons are 1/52,600. Marathons are terrible for u in other ways; joints, feet, etc. but are unlikely to kill you. Ive always thought the 5k was the perfect distance.


The first marathon I ran was in freezing rain and snow. 2nd was black flagged at the start for heat. At the end of that one I went to the medical tent for some foot issues, and the guy next to me coded.

At that point I thought, 'Maybe this isn't such a good idea.'

Ran 6 more. 3:40 PR.

And yes, it tears you up.
 
2018-02-09 10:20:28 AM  
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2018-02-09 10:45:03 AM  
In a row?
 
2018-02-09 10:45:26 AM  
I'd rather be shot at than run a damn mile.  I was a jock in HS and athletic enough to play football in college and I loathe running. Always have and always will.

Also, that Fix guy - I read where he had family history if dudes dropping dead in their 40's or something.  He did die, but cheated the family reaper by a number of years.
 
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2018-02-09 10:47:13 AM  
A friend just ran a 100 mile foot race in 25 hours, when it was done they looked like they aged 10 years.
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2018-02-09 10:54:01 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: Azz: The direct quote may be Denis' but it's Bill's material

I'm pretty sure Dane Cook thought of it before anybody.


The one and only time I saw that farker was in Boston in 2006. It was during the height of his hype and back then I was young and naive enough to not know any better. He did 2 sold out shows on the same night I believe. Barf.
 
2018-02-09 11:01:41 AM  
He says he got into running because of a knee injury playing rugby.  I did not know that running is good for rehabbing knees.  Will it help my torn meniscus?
 
2018-02-09 11:19:37 AM  
"Every time someone extols the benefits of exercise, I go take a good brisk sit."
Fran Lebowitz



/ yes, I already know what you read that as
// hate running
/// one of the primary benefits of being an adult is that there will never be a sadistic P.E instructor in my life again
 
2018-02-09 11:46:08 AM  
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2018-02-09 12:03:48 PM  
Winter is the only time of year I truly enjoy running
 
2018-02-09 12:08:09 PM  

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Nicely done.

"It gets easier. Every day, it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day -- that's the hard part. But it does get easier."
 
2018-02-09 12:13:23 PM  

Bowen: Bakersfield's running man:

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Just don't let him near an airplane or a skyscraper.
 
2018-02-09 02:10:56 PM  
Sounds horrible
 
2018-02-09 03:10:06 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...

Of course, non-runners never drop dead.

/I will never understand extreme runners.  Jesus Christ just relax once in a while
//I will never understand non-exercisers.  Jesus Christ get off your ass once in a while
///I will understand 3 slashies


Yes, I understand that, I was referring to extreme runners, not advocating not exercising at all.
 
2018-02-09 03:11:30 PM  

fsufan: I'd rather be shot at than run a damn mile.  I was a jock in HS and athletic enough to play football in college and I loathe running. Always have and always will.

Also, that Fix guy - I read where he had family history if dudes dropping dead in their 40's or something.  He did die, but cheated the family reaper by a number of years.


And he was a two pack a day smoker who was morbidly obese before he took up exercise at 36. All things considered, he probably got a few extra years and more importantly fewer years of feeling like shiat.

/His dad had his first heart attack at 35 and died of a heart attack at 43.
//Fixx himself lived to 52.
///Threes
 
2018-02-09 03:16:18 PM  

idrow: Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...

Every long lived person has a 'secret' to their longevity.  What kills one person might be another's secret to old age.  In the end, it's all dumb luck.


Yes, thank you, I was referring to a specific condition known to afflict extreme athletes including runners:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/20​1​3/04/athletes-and-enlarged-hearts/

I understand genetics, dumb luck and I am fully aware that the act of exercise even in the extreme realms will not necessarily cause hearts to explode.
 
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2018-02-10 02:22:14 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: "Remember Jim Fixx? The big famous jogging guy? Jogged fifteen miles a day. Did a jogging book. Did a jogging video.

Dropped dead of a heart attack when?

When he was f***ing jogging, that's when!"

- Dennis Leary


Comrade Bingo: Jim Fixx aside, the rate of death for marathoners is about 1/250,000 during or within an hour of the race. Usually from MI. By comparison triathlons are 1/52,600. Marathons are terrible for u in other ways; joints, feet, etc. but are unlikely to kill you. Ive always thought the 5k was the perfect distance.


If my math is right, that means running a marathon is 1000 times more dangerous than driving the same distance.
 
2018-02-10 03:54:27 PM  

Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...


10 miles, extreme? That was my daily PT activity and incredibly light work once you've worked your way up to running it.

AugieDoggyDaddy: He says he got into running because of a knee injury playing rugby.  I did not know that running is good for rehabbing knees.  Will it help my torn meniscus?


Like this guy, I too, incurred a knee injury. Except mine prevents me from running. Didn't see a loose hole on the asphalt track, rolled my ankle and tore something in my knee. Doc didn't believe me since I limped in instead of rolling around in agony. He wouldn't even take to time to x-ray it or write a note just said to take some apirin it'll be better in a couple weeks (It's 9 years later - it still hurts.). A ssgt in my shop threw an f'ing fit about it when I tried to take it easy on my knee. Lady, you are overweight and walk the whole time we did PT where do you get off saying I'm trying to skip out? So I was forced to run on it. Still hurt like hell and resulted in a permanent knee injury (found that out 3 years after the incident during a VA compensation appointment with a knee specialist)

/thank you money
///I'd still prefer to run though.
 
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