I think I’d get maybe, maybe, 2 miles before I coughed up my heart.
Funny thing is, I use to be a distance runner a few years back, but I am just not in any condition to run now. Biking, on the other hand is fine. I’ll ride next to you yelling at you to stop being so slow. Yunno, as encouragement
I think there is something wrong with you. But then again I think there is something wrong with my father too who likes to run things like that. Then again I think there’s something wrong with me because I did that 50 once, and I attempted to swim across the Potomac as well. So we’re all in it together.
IIRC, the Iroquois Indians in the 1300 - 1600 period had runners that could do it every other day. And they did not have near so nice a running surface or fancy shoes. ( Not demeaning any runner today as I can’t even run anymore ) They are the only ones to have had a stable, continuous government for over 200 years until the US of A got to that point. Part of the reason for that success was their long distance communication and that is where the runners came in.
Or I could have mis-remembered the whole thing.
Is it true that once your body can do those things and has the heart and artery size, you really can’t stop regular running for health reasons??? ( early death)
Holy crap, I once wrote a fantasy story in which a character runs a hundred miles in a day - obviously I didn’t make it far-out enough. It was in a desert, to make it harder, but it didn’t feature a four-mile elevation change.
–Mal, who takes the bus if he has to go more than a hundred yards
As far as the stuff about no-one else having had a continuous government for 200 years goes, yes you did. Don’t know about the runners.
Good luck, Scylla. Meanwhile, I’ve managed to get a cramp in my leg, apparently caused by not moving, which has brought my marathon training to a screeching halt and will now cause me to limp to the nearest pharmacy for a jar of something stinky and gooey. It’s really only my cheery sunny outlook that keeps me from becoming really fucking angry at that asshole God.