Bare minimum training

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20/03/2013 at 12:57

I didn't know you didn't know that Phil. Then again, it was over 30 years ago.

Old Man of Hoy. Four way nasty at least:

The crumbling cliff, the height of it, Fulmars (birds) that spit oil and worst of all, Tics that come crawling out of every crevice.

If Peter Duncan climbed that then 'well hard'

A shame that so many with 'talents' waste them. I guess if they don't fancy something then there's no point picking away at them about it.

20/03/2013 at 13:23

Here we go, the marathon's right at the beginning, Old Man of Hoy at 1:00.  I'd forgotten about the sumo wrestling.  Go on Peter!

20/03/2013 at 13:27

According to the Wikipedia Marathon Page ..."It is said that Phiedipiddes ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming we won!"

I suppose walking round in 6 1/2 hours doesn't really seem to do his legand any justice. 

20/03/2013 at 14:21
Chunkymunky wrote (see)

According to the Wikipedia Marathon Page ..."It is said that Phiedipiddes ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming we won!"

I suppose walking round in 6 1/2 hours doesn't really seem to do his legand any justice. 

Nowdays he'd just send a text.

20/03/2013 at 15:01
 
Stevie G . wrote (see)

Ric, probably, but I'm too wise for that game, as do you think i'd be able to leave it alone at just a 2.59 or something? It'd take over everything!

 

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20/03/2013 at 20:00
He actually ran a lot further than the marathon distance then died. I think if you check the distance out on modern maps you'll be surprised to realize what a true first marathon distance was.
BTW when I was my fittest it was probably because I was out a lot walking and other long distance but fast paced activities. Walking at a high pace is less efficient than running at that pace so you're working harder I guess.

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