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Gulftrout Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 06:45 AM
Response to Reply #30
31. Good Argument !!
But what's worth more a difficult victory or running up the score on a hapless opponent. Kinda like in college football. You'd rather beat a top 25 team than run the score up on somebody like Rice or Vanderbilt.
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  -Marathon median times drop as the masses enter. Hard core runners despair of the trend. Liberal_in_LA  Oct-23-09 11:54 PM   #0 
  - Get rid of the Shufflers  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 12:01 AM   #1 
  - How about if you go Cheney yourself and enjoy a nice hot  MattBaggins   Oct-24-09 12:43 AM   #8 
  - Gotta agree with you. Let the elites finish fast..and then the rest of the  BrklynLiberal   Oct-24-09 12:59 AM   #15 
  - Who the fuck cares what the elites think?  tonysam   Oct-24-09 09:35 AM   #42 
     - So if it takes someone 5 days, that's an accomplishment?  Darth_Kitten   Oct-24-09 07:51 PM   #65 
        - Is that praise predicated on demeaning the slow runners?  demwing   Oct-26-09 11:37 PM   #122 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-24-09 06:17 AM   #25 
     - The training that these "whiny shufflers" go through...  SidDithers   Oct-24-09 09:16 AM   #40 
     - What rules would those be? The ones you're proposing to change, I mean... n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-24-09 11:15 AM   #49 
  - They can always get faster and in better shape.  HughBeaumont   Oct-24-09 01:27 PM   #57 
  - ...  RetroLounge   Oct-24-09 05:39 PM   #61 
  - Hunnerd bucks sez this dude is out of shape.  Vickers   Oct-24-09 08:02 PM   #71 
  - What a bunch of whiners.  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 12:19 AM   #2 
  - Obese People getcha  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 06:19 AM   #26 
  - Got cliches?  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 09:00 AM   #38 
  - actually, you're the one whining  fishwax   Oct-24-09 01:02 PM   #56 
  - Tell me about it. It is all about their ego and them wanting to preserve the 'prestige'  debbierlus   Oct-25-09 12:30 AM   #78 
  - Is race run for health or prestige?  Mind_your_head   Oct-24-09 12:19 AM   #3 
  - Exactly!  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 12:24 AM   #6 
  - How many qualifying type marathons are there? n/t  sandnsea   Oct-24-09 12:51 AM   #12 
     - *I* don't know myself.....but those that are knowledgeable enough to whine  Mind_your_head   Oct-24-09 12:57 AM   #13 
  - Have qualifying marathons  sandnsea   Oct-24-09 12:21 AM   #4 
  - Why?  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 12:23 AM   #5 
     - To separate it into two  sandnsea   Oct-24-09 12:49 AM   #9 
        - That's ridiculous, IMO.  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 08:59 AM   #37 
           - How bout a new competition?  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 10:49 AM   #45 
           - Apparently some marathons have qualifications  sandnsea   Oct-24-09 12:53 PM   #55 
              - This is true. The Boston and the New York marathons  question everything   Oct-25-09 12:51 AM   #81 
  - That's pretty whiny - how is one person's marathon devalued if another person  petronius   Oct-24-09 12:26 AM   #7 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-24-09 06:13 AM   #24 
  - Median time drops? I think you wanted to say Median time rises. nt  thereismore   Oct-24-09 12:50 AM   #10 
  - ooops. thanks. Too late to change  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-24-09 01:32 AM   #20 
  - Pfft!  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-24-09 12:51 AM   #11 
  - My criteria is to say I "competed" if I ran all the way, "participated" if I walked at all. . .  Journeyman   Oct-24-09 12:57 AM   #14 
  - +100  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-24-09 01:00 AM   #16 
  - Amen  MattBaggins   Oct-24-09 01:02 AM   #18 
  - Most runners I know are happy to see other people running  fishwax   Oct-24-09 01:01 AM   #17 
  - Me too  underpants   Oct-24-09 07:59 PM   #69 
  - I never would have guessed they are jogging snobs  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-24-09 01:05 AM   #19 
  - The fat shufflers  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 06:23 AM   #27 
  - Dude?!  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-24-09 08:43 AM   #36 
  - That fat shufflers?????  Le Taz Hot   Oct-26-09 06:18 AM   #87 
  - It's too bad they breathe the same oxygen, isn't it?  Missy Vixen   Oct-30-09 12:34 PM   #127 
  - There Are Some Amazing Outdoors/Sports Snobs  NashVegas   Oct-24-09 11:08 AM   #47 
     - LOL!  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-24-09 11:19 AM   #50 
     - my brothers girlfriend uses that phrase "car camping"  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-24-09 07:41 PM   #62 
        - Isn't It Odd?  NashVegas   Oct-24-09 09:17 PM   #75 
  - "Hard core runners" who make such complaints should take the stick out of their butt.  MrModerate   Oct-24-09 02:53 AM   #21 
  - Great argument  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 06:24 AM   #28 
     - Sometimes truly offensive suggestions -- such as "only serious people should participate . . .  MrModerate   Oct-25-09 12:25 AM   #77 
        - Great explanation  Gulftrout   Oct-26-09 06:44 AM   #89 
           - oh my god..  Javaman   Oct-26-09 10:17 AM   #109 
              - Who died and made you the Governor of Running  Gulftrout   Oct-26-09 09:31 PM   #119 
                 - ahhh, still using that play ground mentality. LOL  Javaman   Oct-27-09 08:26 AM   #124 
  - Waaaah! Waaaaah!  REP   Oct-24-09 03:07 AM   #22 
  - Change the rules for the  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 06:31 AM   #29 
  - Nearly every leisure activity has some friction between obsessives and hobbyists.  LeftyMom   Oct-24-09 04:13 AM   #23 
  - If anything, I figured letting slow people run would boost fast peoples' egos into the stratosphere.  Selatius   Oct-24-09 06:33 AM   #30 
  - Good Argument !!  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 06:45 AM   #31 
  - I'm puzzled as to how a slow runner affects the fast runner's time.  Obamanaut   Oct-24-09 06:51 AM   #32 
  - The only way I can imagine it making a difference is that a large number of slow moving people...  JVS   Oct-26-09 06:53 AM   #92 
  - let them brag about their own start-to-finish time, and stop crying about what others are doing  eShirl   Oct-24-09 06:52 AM   #33 
  - I'm training for the Philadelphia Marathon  MichellesBFF   Oct-24-09 07:11 AM   #34 
     - Good for you  underpants   Oct-24-09 08:00 PM   #70 
  - Why not just offer the hardcore runners a special marathon  SoCalDem   Oct-24-09 07:23 AM   #35 
  - Maybe they can have a few detours uphill.  HuckleB   Oct-24-09 09:01 AM   #39 
  - Or a special Marathon  Gulftrout   Oct-24-09 11:03 AM   #46 
  - Is this street theater or Glenn Beck?  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-24-09 11:25 AM   #51 
  - I've run 13 Marathons  Gulftrout   Oct-26-09 06:41 AM   #88 
  - Assuming you're still around, care to share your fastest/slowest times for us? nt  DaveinJapan   Oct-26-09 07:00 AM   #95 
     - Marathon Times  Gulftrout   Oct-26-09 06:05 PM   #116 
  - Yeah right. What's your times, and which ones.  SIMPLYB1980   Oct-26-09 07:33 AM   #97 
  - You still here, Chilly?  flvegan   Oct-24-09 07:44 PM   #63 
  - They do  underpants   Oct-24-09 07:56 PM   #67 
  - Let them do 2 laps  JVS   Oct-26-09 06:54 AM   #94 
  - Juggler  bikebloke   Oct-24-09 09:26 AM   #41 
  - People who aren't that athletic trying to keep themselves in some sort of shape  AllentownJake   Oct-24-09 09:36 AM   #43 
  - I can understand how they feel, A lot of sweat and effort goes into becoming competitive.  Gwendolyn   Oct-24-09 10:29 AM   #44 
  - I'd rather people participated in athletic events, yes, slow finishers do finish & deserve the shirt  uppityperson   Oct-24-09 11:08 AM   #48 
  - Perhaps different medals depending on completing time? Gold, Silver, Bronze? n/t  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-24-09 05:36 PM   #60 
  - IMHO the elites just need to get over themselves  RamboLiberal   Oct-24-09 11:48 AM   #52 
  - Sucks To Have Your Scene Crashed, But That's Business  NashVegas   Oct-24-09 12:20 PM   #53 
  - How can they act like they are better than people when they realize regular people can do it too  Taitertots   Oct-24-09 12:39 PM   #54 
  - When did people start sneeringly refer to runners as "elites" like they're the enemy?  Gwendolyn   Oct-24-09 02:17 PM   #58 
  - It's not necessarily a sneer, it's just a term that's used in running  fishwax   Oct-24-09 05:36 PM   #59 
  - Yes it does  eridani   Oct-25-09 05:11 AM   #84 
  - Yes what does?  fishwax   Oct-25-09 09:52 PM   #85 
     - Simply that people who are biologically built to be the best at endurance sports--  eridani   Oct-26-09 06:03 AM   #86 
  - Thanks. :-)  Gwendolyn   Oct-26-09 07:52 AM   #101 
  - Mediocrity  Gulftrout   Oct-26-09 06:48 AM   #90 
     - +1  UndertheOcean   Oct-26-09 08:08 AM   #104 
  - How are you supposed to know how well you're doing/improving w/out competing?  flvegan   Oct-24-09 07:51 PM   #64 
  - They can't good point  underpants   Oct-24-09 07:58 PM   #68 
  - As a 3 time marathoner and doing my 20 tomorrow in prep for Richmond 11/14  underpants   Oct-24-09 07:52 PM   #66 
  - I completed the Lake Tahoe Walking Marathon in September  bermudat   Oct-24-09 08:10 PM   #72 
  - Out of curiosity, what's considered a good time for finishing a walking marathon? nt  DaveinJapan   Oct-26-09 06:54 AM   #93 
     - A good time would be finishing less than 7 hours. A scorching time  bermudat   Oct-26-09 10:23 PM   #120 
  - This concern seems weird to me -- marathons are not team sports.  aikoaiko   Oct-24-09 08:15 PM   #73 
  - I think running or jogging 26.2 miles in one stretch is something to be proud of,  Quantess   Oct-24-09 08:16 PM   #74 
  - I don't think it's the fastest runners that are complaining  fishwax   Oct-24-09 10:09 PM   #76 
     - Yeah, I noticed that too.  cemaphonic   Oct-25-09 12:44 AM   #79 
     - Some perspective  yesphan   Oct-26-09 08:51 AM   #107 
     - Wow! Those are truly amazing times.  Quantess   Oct-25-09 01:15 AM   #82 
  - See how she runs  question everything   Oct-25-09 12:47 AM   #80 
  - Maybe wrestling and boxing and weightlifting should eliminate weight divisions  eridani   Oct-25-09 05:07 AM   #83 
  - Bullshit analogy.  Gwendolyn   Oct-26-09 07:39 AM   #98 
     - I think that runners would beg to differ  eridani   Oct-27-09 12:05 AM   #123 
  - If the fast people are so concerned about image, they should run it twice while waiting for the slow  JVS   Oct-26-09 06:52 AM   #91 
  - Awww, they hate that the unwashed and unathletic masses are finishing marathons.  TexasObserver   Oct-26-09 07:27 AM   #96 
  - my son ran his first marathon Sunday and FINISHED with a time of 5 hours  Gin   Oct-26-09 07:51 AM   #100 
     - cool  TexasObserver   Oct-26-09 05:03 PM   #115 
  - i don't get it...  Blue_Tires   Oct-26-09 07:44 AM   #99 
  - That's odd...  JerseygirlCT   Oct-26-09 08:02 AM   #102 
  - I'll also state the stupidly obvious:  Blue_Tires   Oct-26-09 08:06 AM   #103 
  - hmm... 11 minute mile  mrs_p   Oct-26-09 08:10 AM   #105 
  - This is bullshit  RT Atlanta   Oct-26-09 08:12 AM   #106 
  - I've been running for roughly 34 years, run marathons by the dozen  Javaman   Oct-26-09 10:13 AM   #108 
  - Well said.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-26-09 10:21 AM   #111 
  - Thanks. :) nt  Javaman   Oct-26-09 10:40 AM   #114 
  - Your Righteous Ramblings  Gulftrout   Oct-27-09 08:55 PM   #125 
     - Meh, you are blocked.  Javaman   Oct-30-09 12:19 PM   #126 
  - Oh horse hockey..my husband is a marathoner.. and the  Peacetrain   Oct-26-09 10:20 AM   #110 
  - Extremely simple solution  Dreamer Tatum   Oct-26-09 10:24 AM   #112 
  - Americans are fat, anyone who exercises should be encouraged  la_chupa   Oct-26-09 10:40 AM   #113 
  - The marathon runners have a point. It is decreasing their status to have these  yawnmaster   Oct-26-09 06:15 PM   #117 
  - that woud have a MAJOR influence on mean marathon time. lol  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-26-09 10:27 PM   #121 
  - I can't imagine why anyone would be upset by that. How stupid and self-centered.  NC_Nurse   Oct-26-09 06:16 PM   #118 
 

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