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by turd ferguson
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8507

Re: Tour de France 2016

Every day I say "that's the dumbest thing I've ever seen" and every day something dumber happens.

According to twitter, they're giving Froome back all the time he lost.
by turd ferguson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8507

Re: Tour de France 2016

Every year I say "this is the year I'm going to watch the tour and ignore the sideshow". And then Froome punches a spectator, George Bennett runs over a guy, and the finish line attacks a bunch of riders, and I'm sucked back in. I saw the spectator get flattened, but I didn't see the othe...
by turd ferguson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Mile High Tri
Replies: 4
Views: 5178

Re: Mile High Tri

I think I've put in about 200k on my mountain bike in the last 12 months, all of it on pavement or gravel.
by turd ferguson
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8507

Re: Tour de France 2016

Every year I say "this is the year I'm going to watch the tour and ignore the sideshow". And then Froome punches a spectator, George Bennett runs over a guy, and the finish line attacks a bunch of riders, and I'm sucked back in.
by turd ferguson
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A "fun" question
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: A "fun" question

That is if one runs a marathon they do not say they also ran a 5 K, a 10 K, a half marathon race but that they ran a marathon. Technically every marathon contains an infinite number of half marathons, all overlapping one another. You've run 8 marathons, one 50k, and an infinite number of half marat...
by turd ferguson
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A "fun" question
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: A "fun" question

I think you've run 8 marathons and an ultra. The fact that the organizers didn't spring for a distinct belt buckle for the 50k doesn't make it into a marathon. And the fact that they put out a timing mat at 42.2 (as a convenience to the runners, really) doesn't make it into a marathon. If they had d...
by turd ferguson
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 9620

Re: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!

Two year ban: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36482288" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; She's 29 which is pretty long in the tooth for tennis... but never say never, she could still return I guess? jono A number of high-profile women have returned to professional tennis after lengthy ...
by turd ferguson
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 9620

Re: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!

Two year ban: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36482288" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; She's 29 which is pretty long in the tooth for tennis... but never say never, she could still return I guess? jono A number of high-profile women have returned to professional tennis after lengthy ...
by turd ferguson
Mon May 30, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary Marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Calgary Marathon

It was good. 1:04 which was about as fast as I've been training lately. Its funny being 20 minutes off my PB and being happy but I have no right to complain. Perfect weather, good crowds.
by turd ferguson
Fri May 27, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary Marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Calgary Marathon

... The obstacle for me in my older age is having to pay a registration fee, drive to the expo that is okay at best and pay for parking some blocks away to merely pick up the bib. Then do it again on Sunday, I cannot justify that for the shorter races and when there are "easier" alternati...
by turd ferguson
Fri May 27, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary Marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Calgary Marathon

CinC wrote:I'll be volunteering as course marshal in Bridgeland so I'll watch for you!


Shoot me a text when you know where you'll be - I'll be on my bike so I can swing by after. As is customary.
by turd ferguson
Fri May 27, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary Marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Calgary Marathon

Lost in the blazing ball of light and attention that is the Ottawa marathon, let's not forget that Canada's oldest marathon also goes this weekend. I'll be doing the 10k. Enough to get a cool medal, not enough to require me to actually do any training. Forecast is cool (high single digits) and dry. ...
by turd ferguson
Tue May 24, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Mega Moisture Marathon
Replies: 20
Views: 4262

Re: Mega Moisture Marathon

Wow. I was passing through on Sunday and taking note of the terrible weather, I had no idea you guys were racing. Great race in truly awful conditions.
by turd ferguson
Fri May 13, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?
Replies: 70
Views: 41099

Re: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?

Similarly I know several people who set out at a pace that they think they can do, but it's pretty clear to those who have more experience that they start out too fast- and end up with a large positive split. I know way more people that do this than those who run smart marathons. They just have an ...
by turd ferguson
Fri May 13, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: I was tempted by the dark side
Replies: 8
Views: 4220

Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Which shop?
What bike?
Photos!
by turd ferguson
Thu May 12, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?
Replies: 70
Views: 41099

Re: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?

Similarly I know several people who set out at a pace that they think they can do, but it's pretty clear to those who have more experience that they start out too fast- and end up with a large positive split. I know way more people that do this than those who run smart marathons. They just have an ...
by turd ferguson
Thu May 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?
Replies: 70
Views: 41099

Re: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?

Just for fun - I crunched the numbers (because I'm a geek that way). I had to throw out some people who didn't have split times or DNF'd, so I ended up with 1337 finishers. Of those, 60 negative split. Median finishing time for them was 3:45:13. The rest were positive splitters. Median finishing ti...
by turd ferguson
Tue May 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Canadian athlete disqualified at Ironman Canada
Replies: 40
Views: 11640

Re: Canadian athlete disqualified at Ironman Canada

The more interesting question the writer is posing is: Empfield was also quoted by Lyall in the NYT article as saying that, “My readers think that doping is reprehensible, but that cutting the course is worse, almost incomprehensible…At least if you dope, you’re still trying to win the race by actu...
by turd ferguson
Tue May 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Canadian athlete disqualified at Ironman Canada
Replies: 40
Views: 11640

Re: Canadian athlete disqualified at Ironman Canada

http://www.getouttheremag.com/articles/4315/the-julie-miller-scandal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I loved this quote “Residents of Squamish feared the wrath of Miller, who has presented herself as the victim of envy and cyberbullying and who h...
by turd ferguson
Fri May 06, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: How Millennials Ended the Running Boom
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

How Millennials Ended the Running Boom

Even if you don't agree that millennials are wrecking everything we built, the stats are interesting.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-millenn ... 1462473195
by turd ferguson
Thu May 05, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The new Ryan Hall
Replies: 34
Views: 4567

Re: The new Ryan Hall

Its nice to see that everyone's optimism about the ... cleanliness ... of a guy who puts on a huge amount of muscle in a short period of time hasn't been damaged in any way by repeated doping scandals. Its touching. he's hot so we trust him. We want to believe so badly that running is clean we igno...
by turd ferguson
Thu May 05, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?
Replies: 70
Views: 41099

Re: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?

I thought we had this discussion a while ago that the "best" way was to have even splits (+/- a minute or so). Why is everyone so obsessed about the negative split? See my comment above. I think the "best" way is to run the fastest race, but I'm probably underthinking it. ETA: I...
by turd ferguson
Thu May 05, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The new Ryan Hall
Replies: 34
Views: 4567

Re: The new Ryan Hall

Its nice to see that everyone's optimism about the ... cleanliness ... of a guy who puts on a huge amount of muscle in a short period of time hasn't been damaged in any way by repeated doping scandals. Its touching.
by turd ferguson
Wed May 04, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The new Ryan Hall
Replies: 34
Views: 4567

Re: The new Ryan Hall

sploosh
by turd ferguson
Tue May 03, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 150k race? Why the F not?
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: 150k race? Why the F not?

daddy_runner wrote:If you're going to run 150k, just do the extra 10k and call it a 100 miler.


10.9344 km

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