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FatFatuousNation - 2008-11-16

I've gotten tunnel-vision, but I've never crossed the finish line in that state... guess I wasn't trying hard enough

boba. - 2008-11-16

are you implying that you finished an ironman?

FatFatuousNation - 2008-11-16

Oh no, just cross-country and track

boner - 2008-11-16

So I guess a lot of the Silent Hill monsters are just tired marathon runners.

Kingofthehobos - 2008-11-16

HEy is that JOHN TESH as the announcer?

Desidiosus - 2008-11-16

The announcer needs to tell us how much it meant for them to crawl across the finish line. Otherwise we might mistake them for masochists.

But no, I believe it was Mr. Generic Male Announcer (tm)

simon666 - 2008-11-16

How is it the men just jogged on through, but the two women battling for fourth looked like they were about to die? I was reminded of the images the allies took when they liberated the death camps.

Flux - 2008-11-16

those are like the 8th and 9th place dudes, they aren't crazy enough to kill themselves for who gets 8th and who gets 9th

whereas this lady has women's 1st on the line

the 8th and 9th place women probably look similarly nonchalant at that stage too

Camonk - 2008-11-16

Psht. Or women are just weak flowers with no place in sports.

Which one do you think is more likely, wisenheimer?

simon666 - 2008-11-16

I just tend to think these too women decided to forgo the gu shots people were handing out 5 miles before.

Galactos - 2008-11-17

This is where proper nutrition, hydration, training, and all that show its most visible benefit. Just as the video said, marathoners reach the glucose barrier, where there is simply not enough energy to continue regular body function. Running on almost only glucose from protein and fat, the glucose barrier is incredibly dangerous, as this is where the stories of runners being hit by trains and such come from. If you talk to top tier runners who marathon at or over 20 miles, they can tell you that it really is just like running into a wall, your body just suddenly doesn't have the energy to keep going. Really interesting stuff

Flux - 2008-11-17

it's really only a big deal if you want to insist on trying to maintain your pre-wall pace

Galactos - 2008-11-17

I'm gonna go ahead and give that a big ? as distance running is preeminently the case study of the importance of nutrition, hydration and training. Carbohydrate loading and the tapering of training is 100% proven in increasing blood glucose/glycogen levels, effectively pushing back the glucose barrier. Running teams also rely on scientific studies in choosing the optimal glucose/electrolyte ratio in liquids taken before and during marathons. Studies of distance runners have also shown near universal reduced levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells over other athletes, due to cell turnover caused by repeated blows to the feet and the resulting iron deficiency. Iron of course is the oxygen carrying mineral of red blood cells, myoglobin, and ferrochromes, with all producing reduced long distance performance when found in below average levels in the body. This component of nutrition is especially important in women runners, as amenorrhea is seen as common, along with associated stress fractures and osteoporosis.

Flux - 2008-11-17

by "it" i meant glycogen depletion

which all it does is make you tired and slower, not make your legs go out from under you (that's happening to her because of plain old muscular fatigue) or make you so zoned out you can't remember your own name (that comes from a combination of endocannabinoids and dehydration)

Godard's Drinking Problem - 2008-11-16

Holy. Shit.

margoth - 2008-11-16

I know I'm PMSing because that just made me cry.

Goethe and ernie - 2008-11-16

Weird, I knew I was definitely submitting this to POE when it made me laugh hysterically.

kennydra - 2008-11-16

Shit, ok I'm not the only one then.

Camonk - 2008-11-16

This is why it's best not to exercise. You risk looking like an asshole. Better to be fat and lazy.

Freeman Gordon - 2008-11-16

damn, that was great

j lzrd / swift idiot - 2008-11-16

Holy shit, don't try too hard or anything ladies.

Konversekid - 2008-11-16

Truly amazing that people would do this, but honestly I would rather run a mile and K-hole. That way it is more hilarious and you don't have to give me any respect for having ran, swam and cycled more in a day than you would in a year.

Thatcher Pennywhistle - 2008-11-16

This is awful.

Hay Belly - 2008-11-16

If I knew this kind of awesome thing was going on I'd go all the time. The crab legs run, damn.

Lauritz Melchior - 2008-11-16

Five Stars for the Cerebral Hypoplasia tag!

Camonk - 2008-11-16

Goddammit. I missed that and now regret my rating.

Unsung - 2008-11-17

The guy on the scooter has the right idea.

FISTFULLofSOUL - 2008-11-17

Isn't this a casting for planet of the apes?

FABIO - 2009-06-04

Never thought I'd see competition sadder than King of Kong.

Error Again - 2009-08-25

Five stars for the comments.


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