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sarongsong
2006-Mar-29, 09:51 PM
March 20, 2006
"...[Dean] Karnazes plans to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days this fall...eight of them will be "live races" with other runners...In most states he'll run a regular marathon course by himself or with anyone who wants to join him..." The Oregonian (http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1142650516314710.xml&coll=7)
He appeared on the local TV news this morning and described one race where he fell asleep twice, waking to find himself in the middle of the road, then re-directing himself to the shoulder and continuing on.
More (http://houstonrunning.blogspot.com/2006/03/karnazes-to-run-50-marathon-courses-in.html)...

antoniseb
2006-Mar-29, 09:55 PM
I'm sure that my joints wouldn't take that kind of abuse, even if I could get to where my muscles would.

ToSeek
2006-Mar-29, 10:13 PM
I don't know if I could do a marathon once - even after training for it - let alone 50 times. But then maybe he has a suitable physique.

sarongsong
2006-Mar-29, 10:47 PM
He definitely has that---"the fittest guy in America" was one description of him on that newscast, and he came across as quite charming and way confident.

Gillianren
2006-Mar-29, 11:18 PM
I'm reasonably sure I could manage one marathon in fifty days, provided I had somewhere to sleep along the route.

soylentgreen
2006-Mar-30, 01:14 AM
..."the fittest guy in America" was one description of him on that newscast

That's what they said about Jim Fixx. :doh:

Josh
2006-Mar-30, 01:47 AM
That's what they said about Jim Fixx. :doh:

Yes! But ...


It transpired that Fixx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx) died at the age of 52 of a massive heart attack while jogging on a street in Hardwick, Vermontwith good shade. The autopsy revealed that cholesterol had blocked one coronary artery 95%, a second 85%, and a third 50%. Many who opposed his beliefs said this was proof running was harmful. However, it should be pointed out that Fixx came from a family where the men had poor health histories. His father suffered a heart attack at the age of 35 and died of one at 42. Given Fixx's decadent lifestyle until he took up running, many argued that it prevented him from dying years before.

Swift
2006-Mar-30, 03:22 PM
I'm reasonably sure I could manage one marathon in fifty days, provided I had somewhere to sleep along the route.
:lol:
I probably walk about 5 miles a day on average, so I guess I do a marathon every 5.2 days.

Gillianren
2006-Mar-30, 07:37 PM
That's the joy of my physical problems--some days, I could walk the whole marathon in one day, but most days, I'd get about six blocks and be done.

publiusr
2006-Mar-30, 09:30 PM
March 20, 2006
"...[Dean] Karnazes plans to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days this fall...eight of them will be "live races" with other runners...In most states he'll run a regular marathon course by himself or with anyone who wants to join him..." The Oregonian (http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1142650516314710.xml&coll=7)
He appeared on the local TV news this morning and described one race where he fell asleep twice, waking to find himself in the middle of the road, then re-directing himself to the shoulder and continuing on.
More (http://houstonrunning.blogspot.com/2006/03/karnazes-to-run-50-marathon-courses-in.html)...

That's what I call out of something to do.

gethen
2006-Mar-31, 01:10 PM
My daughter has gone through a pair of shoes in each marathon she's run. I sure hope this guy has some shoe company as a sponsor.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Mar-31, 01:14 PM
This far without a reference to . . .

My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.

Gillianren
2006-Mar-31, 07:48 PM
Actually, to me, publiusr's comment was a Forrest Gump reference; the one and only time I saw the movie (which I really didn't like), the other person not enjoying the movie was MSTing with me (to the great annoyance of the two people who did like it). At the point at which Forrest "just kept on runnin'," Marty piped up with, "Because I have no life."

teddyv
2006-Mar-31, 07:52 PM
I'd have to look around, but Terry Fox was doing a marathon a day for several weeks - although maybe one day off here or there. Anyone know more?

Bob
2006-Mar-31, 08:42 PM
Mr Kamazes has other problems besides the physical challenge of running 26 miles a day. At the end of each day's running, instead of having a beer and going to bed, he has to travel some distance, maybe for hours, to the next state. 50 straight days of that sounds like a nightmare to me.
As far as being the "fittest man in america" he should enter the annual Race across America and demonstrate it. 3000+ miles in 71 days, averaging over 40 miles a day.