Walking a marathon is easier?

Is It?

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24/04/2013 at 22:46

I'm a swimmer and butterfly is my stroke. I don't find it exhausting. To me a "swimmer" is someone who is able to swim all four strokes. I would however, never belittle a triathlete who cannot swim fly (and not just because they all overtake me on the bike part anyway!) It would be ludicrous for me to suggest that triathletes who can't swim fly are not "real" swimmers and therefore should not compete in tris. My point is that similarly, I think that fast marathoners should not belittle the slower ones. Truce?

Edited: 24/04/2013 at 22:48
24/04/2013 at 23:21

Ah, so I'm not a swimmer because I can't swim breaststroke. Glad to know that. I thought I was a swimmer because I swim, like I'm a runner because I run and so on and so forth. But no, in order to be a swimmer I have to be able to swim all 'four' strokes. Funny cos I thought there were more than four strokes.

24/04/2013 at 23:31

I can ONLY swim breaststroke. Lucky I'm just a runner...

25/04/2013 at 08:06
Not so much as a tangent but perpendicular to a parallel to the tangent if you ask me.
25/04/2013 at 08:08

Perhaps you have slipped into a parallel universe when 25 stone munters who take 8 hours for a marathon are declared the winners ?

25/04/2013 at 08:17

"25 stone munters"

Dave, if you can give me a valid reason why someone's appeareance has anything to do with running then I''d say you have a valid point. Otherwise find something more useful to contribute.

Zaftig - it's very interesting to hear the view from the very back of the field. I imagined those were probably the very things that migt sap every last bit of enthusiasm you started out with. 

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 08:23
25/04/2013 at 08:24

i did say it was a parallel universe...............

25/04/2013 at 08:27

and a Munter is.......................

25/04/2013 at 08:49

Oh right, funny though when she was fat she was quite pretty, so the assumption is that anyone at 25 stone is ugly?

25/04/2013 at 08:51

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (and I didn't mention gender.)

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 08:54
25/04/2013 at 08:53

Each to their own

25/04/2013 at 08:59

Extremes of slim or fat are both as Ugly

25/04/2013 at 09:00

I'm sure Cath Wiggins fancies Brad as much as Phil Vickery fancies Fern ?

25/04/2013 at 09:01

Gender is hardly important when you've just used the term "munter".

 

25/04/2013 at 09:02
I agree with James. nothing wrong with being a bit of a chubster
25/04/2013 at 09:04

see, she was much better looking as a Fatty

25/04/2013 at 09:10

Fern Britton is 55  FFS - what do you expect her to look like?

25/04/2013 at 09:11
There are some damn sexy looking 55 year olds !

I fact Toyah is on brekkie TV and she has just said she is 55, and she still does it for me
Edited: 25/04/2013 at 09:12
25/04/2013 at 09:13

Yes but Toyah, by her own admission, has had "work" done.

25/04/2013 at 09:14
I'll excuse her that.... Granted she looked ace at the Lanch Poly in 1978
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