I read about an ex SAS officer who left then signed up again to prove he could still do it. On one of their extreme march tests he decided to load his backpack with bricks instead of kit.
As the weather closed in and he began to struggle, other squaddies asked if he was ok.
"Yes", and struggled on.
Died of hypothermia.
Moral: sometimes being too macho will get you killed.
My understanding is they have a lot of IV drips set up as standard at MDS, so its not exactly a RFL. But even so, for some, me included, there sometimes seems to be an element of one-upmanship in this type of event, and some events seem to confer automatic bragging rights.
- Johnny Blaze - next challenge:transatlantic swim underwater with an anvil down my budgie smugglers
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
I think it's safe to say that we're in the minority. People I tell about my Marathons and LSRs generally aren't interested and either think you're a psycho or just out for bragging rights!
maybe thats says more about you than the public in general
and I know I won't make podium finishes however hard I train so i'm busy trying to find out what I can cope with by going longer............I'm still working on breaking all my other PB's..............but one distance doesn't mean more to me than the others.....
popsider wrote (see)
cachet to effort ratio.
Excellent concept Popsider - and could be the final word on the boring FLM discussion too.
Life is a narrative and the only limit is your imagination.
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Thing is, I went in the sauna the other night.
One other bloke in there.
Me: Good workout?
OB: Yep i'm climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in October
If that isn't early use of the swanking card I don't know what is.
(I told him I'd done a triple IronMan in the Himalayas just to outdo him).
Thing is, I went in the sauna the other night. One other bloke in there.Me: Good workout?OB: Yep i'm climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in OctoberIf that isn't early use of the swanking card I don't know what is.(I told him I'd done a triple IronMan in the Himalayas just to outdo him).
Do you mean in the literal sense, or do you mean you fucked some guy while on a trekking holiday?
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