IRONMAN! BRUTAL! ENDUROMAN! (etc)

And then those silly races with obstacles designed to stiffen your willy.

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kittenkat    pirate
01/10/2012 at 19:48

It's all a bit, well... patronising to the male market (if they had a brain) and excluding the female market that actually can compete with more than average men, but where's our mag? I liked Outdoor Fitness when it came out, but now it's just got middle class moneyed male wank.

I don't want mens health mag and men's fitness mag, because I don't want to bulk. Neither do I want the patronising magazines aimed at women which focus their market on fab diets and make up.

I also don't want a male/female divide. Maybe there aren't enough females who feel confident competing against men? Well they should be knowing some of the women I know

 

 

Edited: 01/10/2012 at 19:51
01/10/2012 at 20:02
Novelty races don't do anything for me. All the kids are doing Hell Runner Up North they can't understand why I can't even be bothered to take photos

As for Ironman etc, had. Long chat with Suzie whilst we were walking on Saturday she thought it was all getting silly, and wondered how many people were really RACING rather than just not killing themselves to do longer more extreme events, and wouldn't it be better to go short and fast
01/10/2012 at 20:29

I like polar bears.

kittenkat    pirate
01/10/2012 at 20:35
Flat Foo..ted wrote (see)

I like polar bears.

From an artistic point of view? Red on white is very effective visually.

2 starlings fighting, less so.

VT'd    pirate
01/10/2012 at 20:50

What's the name of that mag, Outdoor what? 

I'm on my own in a hotel room in the areshole of nowhere and I'm bored......

Lee the Pea    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:05
Hey VT'd, how are you doing? . You coming to Outlaw next year?
seren nos    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:06

there was a scotman , a welshman and an irishman walking down the street.....................

Lee the Pea    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:09
Hahahaha!
Edited: 01/10/2012 at 21:11
VT'd    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:23

My favorite threesome, I need no mag......

seren nos    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:34

I was just about to go to bed........now i'm going with a smile on my face

VT'd    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:35

And me Seren .

Lee, I might support at Outlaw this year.   Are you and Seren doing it?

Edited: 01/10/2012 at 21:38
seren nos    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:46

I am 

Lee the Pea    pirate
01/10/2012 at 22:54
i'm doing the run leg of a relay, will be great to see you there VT'd. The Celtic threesome reunited
02/10/2012 at 00:01

Back to the original point men have all the tough races and all you laydees have Race For Life 

As it should be or maybe some charidee race in something sexy like a nurses outfit. not too far, you might strain your baby making equipment

Doner Kebab    pirate
02/10/2012 at 00:18

Have you read UltraFit KK? sometimes has some good (almost) scientific articles but the references they give are from papers written by people in the fitness industry, i would rather see peer reviewed papers from a recognised medical background but you cant have it all. The bloke who edits it knows also his stuff. its kind of aimed at women but anyone with a real interest would find bit useful.

On the subject of obstacle races, i have a bloke who goes to the gym who keeps asking me " have you done Tough Mudder ? " i keep fecking telling him that i dont like them races as climbing through nettles and getting electric shocks isnt really racing, and trying to run over a 10 foot wall and haybales it an injury waiting to happen. He keeps asking me this every 2 weeks or so, one day im going to just say "yes"   

anyway dont want to keep you from your latest copy of Womens Monthly Fitness and Family Life

 

kittenkat    pirate
02/10/2012 at 07:38
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

Have you read UltraFit KK? sometimes has some good (almost) scientific articles but the references they give are from papers written by people in the fitness industry, i would rather see peer reviewed papers from a recognised medical background but you cant have it all. The bloke who edits it knows also his stuff. its kind of aimed at women but anyone with a real interest would find bit useful.

On the subject of obstacle races, i have a bloke who goes to the gym who keeps asking me " have you done Tough Mudder ? " i keep fecking telling him that i dont like them races as climbing through nettles and getting electric shocks isnt really racing, and trying to run over a 10 foot wall and haybales it an injury waiting to happen. He keeps asking me this every 2 weeks or so, one day im going to just say "yes"   

anyway dont want to keep you from your latest copy of Womens Monthly Fitness and Family Life

 

I'll look out for Ultrafit. I had a bit of downtime in work yesterday and had for gotten my book, so I went out to buy a mag. Absolutely nothing appealed. The women's mags are just trying to convert everyone to an eating disorder and lower their IQ, and the rest didn't appeal.

kittenkat    pirate
02/10/2012 at 07:38
VT'd wrote (see)

What's the name of that mag, Outdoor what? 

I'm on my own in a hotel room in the areshole of nowhere and I'm bored......

Outdoor Fitness, I still do buy it but less so.

VT'd    pirate
02/10/2012 at 07:45

.  KK, can't believe you answered my question, you must be slowing up .

DK, have you done that mudder fcuker race yet?

kittenkat    pirate
02/10/2012 at 07:51
VT'd wrote (see)

.  KK, can't believe you answered my question, you must be slowing up .

DK, have you done that mudder fcuker race yet?

I lost my touch years ago.

Mudder fcuker sounds like what happens up in the forest after dark.

02/10/2012 at 09:48

I can see where you're coming from KK and tbh the best idea is to give up on mags and just use whatever resources are available on t'interweb.  I still get 220 and Triathlon + but they have become stale for me now - same old same old and the only interesting stuff is the new gear and I can find out about that on t'web.  and to be fair to both mags, they tend to focus male and female athetes equally and advice is aimed at both.  the gear stuff will probably appeal to the males more but then we tend to be more nerdy about stuff like that.

off on a slight tangent, a lot of ageist stuff is very patronising to a load of us old duffers as we just don't fit their stereotypes.   I have a gym membership designed to encourage TOFFs (the over fifty fives) - when I go to the occasiopnal TOFF session I feel about 20 looking at the state of many of them who are of a similar age to me.   and Saga - designed for the over 50's  where the fuck is the stuff that appeals to me and P??   we are still doing things that the under-50's and younger are doing, and I hate being patronised by their crap.   where's Saga Extreme ffs???  

but bollocks, while the over 50/over 55 thing is offering me good deals, I'll bloody well take it!!  some patronsing guff I can put up with for a good deal.

now, where's my slippers??  

 

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