I do backcountry touring and ski mountaineering, so I’m aware. I just wondered if you wanted to get together and wrestle some time.
Cross country skiing is absolutely one of, if not the, hardest sports. I’ve done running, mountain biking, downhill skiing, etc, etc. Cross country skiing will kick your ass harder than any of that shit, I guarantee it. About the only thing I can think of that would be harder would be something like ultra-marathons.… Read more
Be honest with me Bradley, you and Andy were pumped full of meldonium, weren’t you?
These things always make me wonder... What would it take for the average American schlub to go from the couch to finishing something like this? Take myself for instance... 37... 5'10"... a tubby 240. I like food and beer, sue me. Could I pull this off? What would it take? It makes the mind wander.
As someone who has gone from out of shape fat bastard to runner several times in my life, the first 2-3 months are just about getting your weight down and getting your body to the point where you can run and train period. It is brutal. This guide assumes you are at that point. Read more
And I’m the weirdo eating the Snickers bar. The only “capital T Truth” (to quote DFW) I’ve found is to experiment. Eat every fucking thing you can try in the 12-18 weeks of training until you find the thing that you are totally certain works for you.
I completely agree. But, if you’re willing to spend a few bucks, a used copy of the Hansons Marathon Method is totally worth it. It’s kind of a deep dive. But for obsessives (which marathoners tend to be, even first timers, in my experience), it answers all the questions folks have right through recovery.
For all the 10Ks, 10 Milers, and Half-Marathons I’ve done I have used Hal Higdon’s training schedules. Beginner, Novice etc. They are great.
I like the 30something dude in the office with tons of shin/heel microfractures because he can’t stop running marathons like a fucking lunatic.
Same goes for what you eat during your ‘thon. You can’t run four hours without replenishing some calories in your body. I eat those disgusting gels they sell at local running stores (Gu’s salted caramel and sea salt chocolate are my favorite)—they’re loaded with sugar, carbohydrates, and, if you want it, caffeine. But… Read more
Just chiming in to say that Hal Higdon is the fucking truth, and he has tons of different programs for different distances. I used his beginners guide to a 15K when I did my first 10 miler, and I blew away my goal time on race day. I modified it slightly to accommodate a wedding I had to travel for, but otherwise… Read more
Exactly. Just like he left tons of lots around the Fox empty, then would present himself as the only person who was trying to bring back Detroit... while he charged $25 an event per car for parking. Sure, maybe Detroit’s downtown ‘renewal’ is in small part due to him, but it’s because it’s NEED for ‘renewal’ was due… Read more
My biggest hangup on the new RedWings arena is HOW the land around the arena was acquired. Ilitch slowly and quietly bought up small patches of land where the new arena stands. He then purposely neglected those parcels and because of the name behind it, code and the city looked the other way. This caused the values of… Read more
Good point. But tag and trades have become rare in recent years because the tag sets a baseline for average annual value in any new contract. Which, in Garoppolo’s case, could amount to more than $22 million. Would a team be willing to go that high if he doesn’t play a down next season? Maybe. But this also assumes… Read more
I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Kipchoge was the best chance for anyone to do this any time soon and he was still almost 30 seconds away. He’s a once in a generation athlete —there isn’t anyone out there with Kipchoge’s range (1500/5K to 26.2), and there isn’t a Kipchoge waiting in the junior ranks. Assuming that… Read more