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MDA
08-03-2012, 12:42:31
1. One of you should have stopped me.
2. I have an 18 week novice/intermediate training schedule. What the hell do I do on cross-training days? I'm told lifting pints doesn't count. I was a strong swimmer 20+ years ago; it's definitely good all-round exercise. Too much?

The goal is to finish in 4-5 hours.

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mr_B
08-03-2012, 13:17:07
do you have an ok life insurance?

zmama
08-03-2012, 13:22:51
By finish you mean being carried off on a stretcher?

Funko
08-03-2012, 13:27:05
I didn't know you were this stupid!

How could anything that combines "marine corps" and "marathon" be anything other than intense hell?

MDA
08-03-2012, 14:19:57
The Marine Corps part just means they're the ones organizing it, and some of the money I imagine goes to their Toys for Tots charity or to support soldier's families.

The marathon part is where I run 26 miles. I've run 10 mile races a couple of times a year for the last 4 years. I want to do this once, and finish.

Life insurance is good, she can bury me, pay off the house, and still have money left to take a nice vacation in Rotterdammit.

Funko
08-03-2012, 14:34:02
I'll do a search for some local mental health facilities for you.

Cheshire Cat
08-03-2012, 14:42:19
I'm told lifting pints doesn't count. I was a strong swimmer 20+ years ago; it's definitely good all-round exercise. Too much?


I don't get it...

do you intend to swim in beer?
or to drown in it?

MDA
08-03-2012, 14:58:29
Drown? Don't be silly.

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zmama
08-03-2012, 15:23:03
:lol:

MDA
29-10-2012, 11:44:01
Made it, and ahead of the storm. We finished at the Iwo Jima memorial, which is awesome and much bigger than it looks on TV.

4:45 isn't impressive, but I have no current plans to try and improve it.

Drinking beer in Reading was sounding incredibly awesome by the end.

zmama
29-10-2012, 12:23:08
Grats!

There's a nice little hospital named Chestnut Ridge, here in Morgantown, that has a place for you. :D

MDA
29-10-2012, 12:33:20
Haldol and free jackets! :beer:

I've been putting caramel ice cream topping in my coffee all morning (I usually drink it black), and all I feel is good about it. Tiny acts of rebellion.

Funko
29-10-2012, 13:39:25
1. The icecream will all melt when the power cuts come.
2. At least you are in good shape to outrun the post hurricane mobs.

Venom
29-10-2012, 14:11:22
Tis a fair time for an old, fat, piece of shit.

MDA
31-10-2012, 11:17:54
The day after the marathon, I gained seven or eight pounds. If I was a hip hop artist, I'd be Puff Leggy. People should warn you things like this can happen.

Funko
31-10-2012, 12:41:54
Is that compared to what you weighed after finishing the marathon?

MDA
31-10-2012, 13:27:23
that's the difference between the day before the race and the day after it

Poison Arrow Frog
12-11-2012, 09:32:41
Clearly you are not smart enough to stop while ahead.

MDA
12-11-2012, 17:12:22
Swelling went down, legs feel right again. I'm back to my pre-race weight. :beer:

... just in time for Thanksgiving!

Poison Arrow Frog
13-11-2012, 19:07:11
1. One of you should have stopped me.
2. I have an 18 week novice/intermediate training schedule. What the hell do I do on cross-training days? I'm told lifting pints doesn't count. I was a strong swimmer 20+ years ago; it's definitely good all-round exercise. Too much?

The goal is to finish in 4-5 hours.

<insert link to shady mortgage refinance website here>

Swimming is one of the best cross training exercises.

MDA
13-11-2012, 19:21:17
I ended up doing a lot of hip and core work one day a week. It seemed to fix the hip flexor trouble I had before I got to training in earnest.

I think swimming probably would have corrected that as well, and left me a lot better off overall. Essentially, I was just too lazy to find another place that had a pool, my gym doesn't have one.

MOBIUS
22-11-2012, 11:50:08
What the hell do I do on cross-training days?

The goal is to finish...

Cross training is when you do your training in a dress. I'm not sure of the health benefits though.

I've revised your goal, because I'm helpful like that...:)

MOBIUS
22-11-2012, 11:52:23
I didn't know you were this stupid!

How could anything that combines "marine corps" and "marathon" be anything other than intense hell?

QFT

I thought I was the stjoepit one here...

MOBIUS
22-11-2012, 11:56:58
Oh and congrats!:beer: