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by turd ferguson
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Man dies at Krispy Kreme donut challenge in U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 3488

Re: Man dies at Krispy Kreme donut challenge in U.S.

(Looks like I'll be disagreeing with everyone this weekend...) I'm not willing to classify this headline as click-bait or poor journalism. First, it's a running magazine, so there wouldn't be a story about a heart attack that took place riding a bike, climbing stairs, playing hockey etc. Something ...
by turd ferguson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Motorized Doping Officially Here!
Replies: 12
Views: 5721

Re: Motorized Doping Officially Here!

https://youtu.be/ynLMfzLTc8M Ha that one was funny, but this cranks aren't moving... unless it's some kind of hub mechanism, seems unlikely though. The original... oh how we all laughed..... https://youtu.be/8Nd13ARuvVE?t=209" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; jono It would be weird, bu...
by turd ferguson
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill vs Outdoors
Replies: 28
Views: 5272

Re: Treadmill vs Outdoors

You gotta wear pants when you're running outdoors. That doesn't work for everyone.
by turd ferguson
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Best running magazine
Replies: 35
Views: 7423

Re: Best running magazine

I have the subscription for Runner's World and I buy the other magazines as well. Running Times is my favourite because I think they have the best articles. The downside is that they are more expensive to subscribe. uh-oh https://www.facebook.com/RunningTimesMagazine/" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Pistorius charged with murder!
Replies: 133
Views: 17218

Re: Pistorius charged with murder!

One thing that makes this VERY different than anything we know, is that here in and in the US the prosecution cannot appeal a conviction - only the defense. At least that's my understanding. Well that and the whole jury system thing. :lol: :lol: You are correct about the US but not Canada. The crow...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Pistorius charged with murder!
Replies: 133
Views: 17218

Re: Pistorius charged with murder!

I think it's a case of SA law being different than Canadian law. Even if it was an intruder, it didn't matter. In Canada, you could claim self-defence (I didn't know it was her, I thought it was a burglar!), whereas in SA you can't. None of this makes a lick of sense. If you can't claim self-defenc...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled
Replies: 14
Views: 8366

Re: GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled

According to the app I use , this mornings 13.50 Kilometre run took 38 minutes @ 20 kilometres per hour , on my watch it was closer to 1 hour 10 minutes. That's not normal behaviour for a GPS watch- check your settings. The time should be the elapsed time and shouldn't be shorter. No , it's more&qu...
by turd ferguson
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marine Corps Marathon Issues Lifetime Ban to Runner
Replies: 39
Views: 5018

Re: Marine Corps Marathon Issues Lifetime Ban to Runner

Hard to imagine the desperate sort of person who would cheat their way to Boston. Hard to run with the weight of a cheater on their shoulders. It is a sad, shallow and hollow thing. Can it really feel good? They don't think of it like that, because they just want to run Boston-- the qualifying part...
by turd ferguson
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: IAAF corruption, bribery, "whole different scale" to FIFA...
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: IAAF corruption, bribery, "whole different scale" to FIF

5 other countries ruled in violation of the doping code: http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/34866041" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes, BBC Sport's Katie Gornall reports. Along with Argentina, ...
by turd ferguson
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marine Corps Marathon Issues Lifetime Ban to Runner
Replies: 39
Views: 5018

Re: Marine Corps Marathon Issues Lifetime Ban to Runner

La wrote:
Cheating your way into Boston is one thing, but cheating by deliberately not running the full course is something else entirely.


How is it different?

That's like saying that paying someone to write the MCAT for you is different than taking the test yourself but cheating while writing it.
by turd ferguson
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS tracking/safety device?
Replies: 11
Views: 6195

Re: GPS tracking/safety device?

A friend of ours rides his motorcycle all over North America and has a SPOT. I have been able to track him on his adventures all over, even in very remote areas. They have a promo on now: http://findmespot.ca/SPOTOFFER/lander.php?utm_source=google&utm_medium=text&utm_term=spot%20satellite%2...
by turd ferguson
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS tracking/safety device?
Replies: 11
Views: 6195

Re: GPS tracking/safety device?

I've never heard of a runner carrying one of these. I know a bunch here, trail runners. There's always a potential for getting lost in the mountains, and cell phone batteries don't last long. Lots of people here have the SPOT tracker. I've thought about it but I don't want a monthly fee. If/when I ...
by turd ferguson
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS tracking/safety device?
Replies: 11
Views: 6195

Re: GPS tracking/safety device?

I was thinking "I've never heard of anything like this for runners" and then I realized that I was thinking about it wrong. To find the right product you have to think like a stalker. What would I buy if I wanted to secretly keep tabs on someone? http://gps-tracker-review.toptenreviews.com...
by turd ferguson
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bangkok half-marathon becomes world's longest ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Bangkok half-marathon becomes world's longest ...

Are we sure that everybody's Garmin wasn't just inaccurate? Because I think that's the cause of races seeming long. Either that or failing to run the shortest tangents.
by turd ferguson
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treadmill speed workouts
Replies: 10
Views: 11252

Re: Treadmill speed workouts

La wrote:
10-min warm-up
# Intervals of 4-mins hard* / 2-mins easy*
5-min cool-down



I do the opposite - usually 2 mins hard 4 mins easy (or thereabouts). But hard would be "falling off the back of the treadmill" hard (15-17 km/h) so 2 minute intervals is enough.
by turd ferguson
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: IAAF corruption, bribery, "whole different scale" to FIFA...
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: IAAF corruption, bribery, "whole different scale" to FIF

HCcD wrote: give back the Gold back to Ben Johnson


No. Just no.
by turd ferguson
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: My new ScrewShoes
Replies: 80
Views: 34176

Re: My new ScrewShoes

(bump)

I have no idea what my plan 3 years ago was. No idea at all.
by turd ferguson
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Winter Traction
Replies: 11
Views: 3163

Re: Winter Traction

time for Mike's DIY screw shoe photos! :) http://www.runningmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23099" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; this thread seems to end in a cliff-hanger. was there ever a follow-up to turd's new idea?? (i use yaktrax and the treadmill.) 3 years of waiting!...
by turd ferguson
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled
Replies: 14
Views: 8366

Re: GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled

The Ranacher team’s results do not mean that measuring the lengths of complex courses by GPS is futile. They point out that moment-by-moment GPS velocity measurement is not subject to the same sources of error, so that calculating distance traveled by integrating velocity should yield reasonably ac...
by turd ferguson
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 7740

Re: Women running and safety

A bit of a disturbing thread. Any sharp edged weapon is potentially lethal regardless of size. Any sharp knife can sever a carotid artery or femoral artery, and a person will bleed out in seconds or minutes. If one is waving a knife around randomly as a deterrent it could as easily catch someone in...
by turd ferguson
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 7740

Re: Women running and safety

ultraslacker wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:I'm 100% percent in favour of defending yourself but getting a weapon and no training seems like a giant mistake waiting to happen.


which is why we were talking about self defence classes above. ;)


Did I join the thread too late to agree?
by turd ferguson
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 7740

Re: Women running and safety

I think its a mistake to focus on devices and not on training. If you've never handled a knife before, is it really smart to pull out a knife on another person. Who might be either (a) experienced in knife-fighting and/or (b) full of meth? Similar for bear spray. I'm 100% percent in favour of defend...
by turd ferguson
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 7740

Re: Women running and safety

NMG wrote: Or clowns. I hate clowns.


Exactly.

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