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by jonovision_man
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Lanni Marchant lashes out at those who focus on her looks
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Lanni Marchant lashes out at those who focus on her look

... but when she was excluded based on her "talent and performance" from the marathon, she sued. Interesting, that. You'll have to clarify that one. As I remember things, she met all the explicit qualification criteria for both the 10000m and the marathon, only to be pressured (by an admi...
by jonovision_man
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Lanni Marchant lashes out at those who focus on her looks
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Lanni Marchant lashes out at those who focus on her look

When she has come before the Canadian Olympic Committee and Athletics Canada making her cases for inclusion based on her talent and performance, many in the running community judged her for how she dressed while she was running. ... but when she was excluded based on her "talent and performanc...
by jonovision_man
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Olympic runners blow victory in hilarious marathon finish
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Olympic runners blow victory in hilarious marathon finis

turd ferguson wrote:https://au.sports.yahoo.com/a/33452691/olympic-runners-blow-victory-in-hilarious-barbados-marathon-finish/#page1

I love everything about this.


I too love everything about this. Even the terrible video quality.

jono
by jonovision_man
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Double Bellybuster wrote:
jonovision_man wrote:Does cocaine help someone jump higher?

Cocaine gets you real high from what I've been told.


You have cooler friends than I do apparently. ;)

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit

Is there a kind of strength training that's enjoyable?! Cuz I'd be willing to try it if there is. :P I asked my buddy the same question, he sent me this. Looks less boring, maybe. Might try it during this off-season. https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/recommended_routine" onclick="w...
by jonovision_man
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit

doing whatever you can stick to sounds like a cop out to me. am i the only one who eats certain vegetables because they're good for me? i'd enjoy 150 calories of ice cream much, much more than a plate of vegetables, but i know that eating veggies is good for my health. sure, i can say, "well, ...
by jonovision_man
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: Article: Running Is The Worst Way To Get Fit

If you don't like strength training and fall off the wagon, you won't get very fit. That's what I found... strength training in small doses I can do, but man is it boring. I would rather spend my time out in the world running or biking than in a gym or basement grunting. Whatever you can actually st...
by jonovision_man
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What's a few seconds worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 8511

Re: What's a few seconds worth to you?

In giving this further thought, the marketing of lighter, quicker bikes is not really to address reality but fantasy. Who does not want to "win" a Strava segment for the month, the week or even the day? So although it is completely pointless, there are much worse ways to "waste"...
by jonovision_man
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: MEC Fall 100 K ride
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

Re: MEC Fall 100 K ride

You had me at "highest paved road in Canada" :dance:

Good stuff.

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What's a few seconds worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 8511

Re: What's a few seconds worth to you?

The other thing with the pros is those seconds can be the difference between getting dropped or staying with the pack... which in turn could ultimately lead to minutes.

jono
by jonovision_man
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Marathon Back Quarter Improvement
Replies: 47
Views: 23432

Re: Marathon Back Quarter Improvement

No tricks... All I can come up with is: (1) Mileage - the accumulation of steps, no matter how slow and no matter how spread out over the week, will make your legs more resistant to fatigue in the later stages of marathons. (2) Patience - endurance adaptations take place over months and years, not ...
by jonovision_man
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What's a few seconds worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 8511

Re: What's a few seconds worth to you?

Hmmm... I see a few seconds over a one-mile hill as a 1-2% effect, which in a running context, is comparable to 3-5 minutes in a marathon. If a pair of shoes could promise me that, I'd look into it further. I get the sense that there are a lot of middle-aged triathletes for whom a really nice bike ...
by jonovision_man
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What's a few seconds worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 8511

What's a few seconds worth to you?

$500? $1000? :) http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/08/news/bike-weight-myth-fast-bikes_339880" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I remember upgrading from my Trek 1200 aluminum to my Cervelo S2... I was pretty disappointed at how much faster I wasn't. The bike feels better, but that's p...
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Recreational use vs. intentional performance-enhancing use isn't relevant- cocaine is a powerful stimulant and would definitely be performance-enhancing if used that way. Which means the ban is valid and athletes should avoid "accidental" exposure. Which I still don't believe anyway. http...
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Recreational use vs. intentional performance-enhancing use isn't relevant- cocaine is a powerful stimulant and would definitely be performance-enhancing if used that way. Which means the ban is valid and athletes should avoid "accidental" exposure. Which I still don't believe anyway. http...
by jonovision_man
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

In a separate news ...Cocaine found in a test carried out on Canadian Olympian who took part in Rio Whoa... this one's going to be way more controversial (to us, at least) than the Sharapova story: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/trackandfield/shawn-barber-cocaine-1.3793974 He claims it wa...
by jonovision_man
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Although I find it unlikely that 50% of x-country skiiers are actually asthmatic... so maybe it's more a question of objective diagnosis for most of the cases. "Exercise-induced asthma" arises in many otherwise healthy individuals when breathing in cold or dry air at high rates. On the oc...
by jonovision_man
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Ultimately even this grey-area compels good athletes to have to play along and get into the grey area, potentially compromising their health to not fall behind the performance enhancers. Best to crisp up the rules to prevent this kind of misuse, like they did when they banned meldonium... Given the...
by jonovision_man
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

Most prescribed medication is to get you back to health, not to enhance your performance beyond what you'd normally/naturally be capable of - you're just playing semantic games. There really wasn't a legitimate therapeutic use for this that she'd have needed to get back to "normal", and i...
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

15 months vs 18 months... I guess those 3 months are important though since a lot of tennis is played in them. Also whether she was "transparent" or not depends on whether you believe her IMO ridiculous story that she wasn't taking the drug for performance enhancement. Clearly she was - a...
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 8707

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

15 months vs 18 months... I guess those 3 months are important though since a lot of tennis is played in them. Also whether she was "transparent" or not depends on whether you believe her IMO ridiculous story that she wasn't taking the drug for performance enhancement. Clearly she was - al...
by jonovision_man
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Brownlee Power!
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: Brownlee Power!

I realize that. I meant he didn't have anything to gain in the series standings. Either way he knew he was giving up his chance to win to help his brother- that was obviously more important to him at that instant. THAT is why he was out there. Eta: Alistair had some nice comments after, saying &quo...
by jonovision_man
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Brownlee Power!
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: Brownlee Power!

Kind of a weird sacrifice, though - he could have won the race, instead he helped his brother not with the championship? Maybe in the moment math was hard. :) jono Here's how I understand it-- Alistair didn't have anything to gain in the series by winning the race since he was already too far back ...
by jonovision_man
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Is it fair?
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Is it fair?

If you start comparing when it looks pretty good, do you keep going even when it doesn't? It's a crappy road to go down, best to not even start - enjoy the competition for what it is and between who is there.

jono

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