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Space Freely

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #450 on: February 06, 2020, 08:13:02 pm »
I see

Ballooning is putting on weight

Haha.

It's actually a medical term as well.

ballooning. A descriptive term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body caused by increased pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #451 on: February 06, 2020, 08:22:25 pm »
With all the old people on here, maybe we should do a health woes thread?

i'm 99% certain that we had a "ain't young anymore"/"getting old sucks" thread at one point but can't find it.
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #452 on: February 06, 2020, 08:46:08 pm »
I really think a couple of extra hundred pounds puts a lot of strain on the knees

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #453 on: February 06, 2020, 10:14:07 pm »
With all the old people on here, maybe we should do a health woes thread?

i'm 99% certain that we had a "ain't young anymore"/"getting old sucks" thread at one point but can't find it.
please for the love of god, don't start that thread
LAMF

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #454 on: February 07, 2020, 12:09:02 am »
With all the old people on here, maybe we should do a health woes thread?

i'm 99% certain that we had a "ain't young anymore"/"getting old sucks" thread at one point but can't find it.
please for the love of god, don't start that thread

i would if i could, but my lumbago is killing me...
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #455 on: February 26, 2020, 12:10:19 pm »
I got into the NYC Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #456 on: February 26, 2020, 12:11:04 pm »
OMG Yesss!!!!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #457 on: February 26, 2020, 12:55:02 pm »
Nice...congrats!  That one was really super duper fun!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #458 on: March 16, 2020, 10:39:44 am »
Montgomery County Road Runners cancelled all events through 31 March.  There is some discussion bubbling up in the larger endurance community that new guidelines will cancel everything through June 15.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #459 on: March 17, 2020, 08:42:14 am »
I don't think we're racing any day soon. I'm running solo.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #460 on: March 25, 2020, 04:18:00 pm »
sign o' the times:

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #461 on: May 02, 2020, 08:31:57 pm »
Apparently in lieu of actual races, everyone is running across Tennessee, virtually.

https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/TheGreatVirtualRaceAcrossTennessee1000K

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #462 on: May 03, 2020, 02:08:49 am »
someone in my running group had been training for a marathon, then the pandemic hit.  he continued to train, and today he ran a marathon - in his neighborhood.  he plotted a course just a little over 4 miles and ran it 6 times for a total of 26.6 miles (overachiever).  we followed him live on Strava, his wife was outside handing him water, tweeting comments and passing on our words of encouragement.  she live-streamed the last mile and the collapse at the finish line (AKA his front yard).  it was an uplifting experience.
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