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by dgrant
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 11403

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

I don't think you can really apply any aerobic/anaerobic analysis or whatnot based on whole populations of elite runners... not where Bolt is concerned. Farah is the man of the hour (but not nearly the greatest that ever was at his disciplines), but Bolt is by himself in uncharted territory of huma...
by dgrant
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Tell me the truth
Replies: 34
Views: 14730

Re: Tell me the truth

That new routes section looks good. Good idea. I agree that threads should have a uniform title format... Province-City-Route Name-Distance or whatever. Maybe enforce a "no new topics that aren't specific routes" rule, so it doesn't get overwhelmed with I Saw A Turtle In Taylor Creek Park!...
by dgrant
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 11403

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

I don't think you can really apply any aerobic/anaerobic analysis or whatnot based on whole populations of elite runners... not where Bolt is concerned. Farah is the man of the hour (but not nearly the greatest that ever was at his disciplines), but Bolt is by himself in uncharted territory of huma...
by dgrant
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: What's your gym equipment? What do you recommend?
Replies: 14
Views: 9144

Re: What's your gym equipment? What do you recommend?

Dream gym? Bench, squat rack, pull-up/dip bars, dumbells and barbells and enough plates to keep the ones I use commonly assembled. +1. Definitely a bench with adjustable incline (all the way to 90 degrees) so you can do incline bench press, seated shoulder press, seated incline biceps curls, etc. P...
by dgrant
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 11403

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

I don't think you can really apply any aerobic/anaerobic analysis or whatnot based on whole populations of elite runners... not where Bolt is concerned. Farah is the man of the hour (but not nearly the greatest that ever was at his disciplines), but Bolt is by himself in uncharted territory of human...
by dgrant
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC

I watch because I like the athletes I know and have followed for years. And to look at the hot bodies of the competitors. Right, that's you (and, frankly, me). But you have to acknowledge that many sports are televised during the Olympics (and get huge ratings) solely because it's [cue trumpet burs...
by dgrant
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC

MMc, I never really saw the games as 'nationalism' because the athletes wheel and deal to find a 'country' that suits them or allows them to compete. ie. N.Americans playing for mother countries, or Australia b/c Canada hates their spambot program. I see personally the oly's as training groups (lik...
by dgrant
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC

I think Stephen Fry is overestimating the importance of where the Olympics are held. Holding Olympics in Russia is hardly tacit approval of all things Russian... because the location of the Olympics is entirely irrelevant in the first place. Whatever the Olympic experience is, where it is doesn't ma...
by dgrant
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Jogging Obama
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Jogging Obama

Lookin' good for a man in his 50s. It's funny how the only not-in-shape president in the past hundred years is the one who made the ladies swoon. If I had a time machine I would make in-their-prime Gerald Ford, the two Bushes and Obama compete in an American Gladiators competition. That would be fu...
by dgrant
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Jogging Obama
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Jogging Obama

Lookin' good for a man in his 50s. It's funny how the only not-in-shape president in the past hundred years is the one who made the ladies swoon. If I had a time machine I would make in-their-prime Gerald Ford, the two Bushes and Obama compete in an American Gladiators competition. That would be fu...
by dgrant
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Jogging Obama
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Jogging Obama

Stampie wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:No big surprise that a Kenyan is a big runner.

:lol:
I wonder if this is the proof Donald Trump is looking for? :lol:


For sure. If he was a real American he'd be riding a Rascal scooter to all those appearances. I bet the guy doesn't even have Type II diabetes. What a fraud.
by dgrant
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Jogging Obama
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Jogging Obama

Lookin' good for a man in his 50s. It's funny how the only not-in-shape president in the past hundred years is the one who made the ladies swoon. If I had a time machine I would make in-their-prime Gerald Ford, the two Bushes and Obama compete in an American Gladiators competition. That would be fun...
by dgrant
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Top 10 running fashion faux pas
Replies: 82
Views: 6646

Re: Top 10 running fashion faux pas

If a body is such that it needs tights to deal with a thigh-rubbing issue, odds are people don't wanna see that body so specifically. Ahem. I bought a skirt off lululemon's "we made too much" section, and it fits kind of funny (it's really tight and short) but it is super comfortable to r...
by dgrant
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Top 10 running fashion faux pas
Replies: 82
Views: 6646

Re: Top 10 running fashion faux pas

Shorts over tights are not only okay (that looks becoming quite popular in basketball, which is by far the most trend-setting sport), but often preferable. If a body is such that it needs tights to deal with a thigh-rubbing issue, odds are people don't wanna see that body so specifically. Throw some...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

Racism plays a huge role in all of this. If Silken Laumann were a black Jamaican sprinter, there's no way she would have had a chance to plead her case in the court of public opinion. She tested positive for a very, very well-known PED (NHLers were going nuts on cold medication for decades before t...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

Racism plays a huge role in all of this. If Silken Laumann were a black Jamaican sprinter, there's no way she would have had a chance to plead her case in the court of public opinion. She tested positive for a very, very well-known PED (NHLers were going nuts on cold medication for decades before t...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

Racism plays a huge role in all of this. If Silken Laumann were a black Jamaican sprinter, there's no way she would have had a chance to plead her case in the court of public opinion. She tested positive for a very, very well-known PED (NHLers were going nuts on cold medication for decades before t...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

Racism plays a huge role in all of this. If Silken Laumann were a black Jamaican sprinter, there's no way she would have had a chance to plead her case in the court of public opinion. She tested positive for a very, very well-known PED (NHLers were going nuts on cold medication for decades before th...
by dgrant
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

The other red flag for Bolt is the one Lance had - his teammates and buddies started going down to doping charges. He also has links to a guy that doped up Marion Jones (Angel Hernandez)... just like Lance had links to Dr. Ferrari. http://tenpercentorless.blogspot.ca/2012/08/want-to-run-958-speak-t...
by dgrant
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

I don't think any of them are bad people. I just don't think any of them at this level are truly clean either. Disappointed but not surprised. How could anyone be surprised by a positive test in this sport? I still want to believe in Usain Bolt. Apart from his performances, I don't see any red flag...
by dgrant
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sprinter doping scandal widens
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

Re: Sprinter doping scandal widens

I can feel some empathy for Tyson Gay. Injuries really cost him so much, so I could see how he might view a little injury recovery "boost" as a victimless crime... Stealing back what was stolen from him. Doesn't make it okay, but doesn't make him a bad person either.
by dgrant
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: 11 Marathons In 12 Minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: 11 Marathons In 12 Minutes

turd ferguson wrote:
dgrant wrote:Well, 11 marathons worth of calories in 12 minutes.

It's an amazing time in human history to be alive.


Sonya Thomas won the women's side again this year, which makes me less uncomfortable.


Bless her heart, this is what the creators of Title IX had in mind.
by dgrant
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: 11 Marathons In 12 Minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

11 Marathons In 12 Minutes

Well, 11 marathons worth of calories in 12 minutes.

It's an amazing time in human history to be alive.
by dgrant
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: pizza in Toronto
Replies: 93
Views: 13278

Re: pizza in Toronto

Yep, what she said.
by dgrant
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: pizza in Toronto
Replies: 93
Views: 13278

Re: pizza in Toronto

The sauce may not make the pizza, but it can be a deal-breaker. Never again will I eat pizza with a creamy or Alfredo sauce :snooty: Non-tomato sauce is perfect with the right toppings. A creamy pesto sauce with garlic chicken, pine nuts, maybe pistachios, a bit of artichoke or spinach, perfect. :s...

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