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October 14th, 2014 at 7:24:57 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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I plan to carry stuff to eat.


I was surprised at how much my friend ate on that 50 miles run. Warm soup, chocolate, carbs, etc. When it was all over he ate about 3 pounds of barbecued chicken. I don't think he eats at all on a regular marathon.

I voted that you would succeed, because I think you are a very determined man. I think it is going to take you longer than you think. My friend was easily the toughest man I had ever met, and the sight of him at around mile 40 collapsed on the ground in pain lying in a puddle of water in the freezing cold was a shock.

He said he never once went over 5 mph. He didn't want to breathe hard.
October 14th, 2014 at 8:01:55 PM permalink
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How do you feel after that 15?

Of course you realize that a 50 mile haul isn't the same as doing 3 - 15's. You might be able to maintain 8mph on your 15, but if you're in any way tired or blown out, you're not gonna be able to maintain that rate.

I don't have a doubt that you'll make it. I do think it will be harder than you think. Like "have to dig deep into the well of stubborness" hard. Like the only way you'll make it is your staunch determination.
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
October 14th, 2014 at 8:18:49 PM permalink
Wizard
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How do you feel after that 15?


Tired, but not exhausted. I think I could do 20 anytime I feel like it. In I'll make it a goal to do 20 within a week. Maybe Friday.

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Of course you realize that a 50 mile haul isn't the same as doing 3 - 15's. You might be able to maintain 8mph on your 15, but if you're in any way tired or blown out, you're not gonna be able to maintain that rate.


Yes, as someone who did a marathon (running), I know. That last six miles was harder than the first 20, by far.

Another factor in this is where I live on the west side of Vegas is a a bit steep. I never said I wouldn't do the 50 miles back in Orange County, where it is much more flat.

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I don't have a doubt that you'll make it. I do think it will be harder than you think. Like "have to dig deep into the well of stubborness" hard. Like the only way you'll make it is your staunch determination.


Thanks! However, I still say it won't be as hard as you're making it out to be.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
October 14th, 2014 at 8:26:33 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Thanks! However, I still say it won't be as hard as you're making it out to be.


Climb the stairs in the Strat 3 times a week
to train..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 14th, 2014 at 8:29:50 PM permalink
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Thanks! However, I still say it won't be as hard as you're making it out to be.


Oh, well then clearly 75 is in order. No sense in setting elementary goals =)

I am probably making it out harder because I can't empathize properly. I know I'm pretty tuckered after 15 on a bike. Sure I could do 50 for the same reason as you will do 50, but it would be murder. To me, stamina based contests are kryptonite.

So yeah, maybe I'm a little dramatic. But I think it'll be harder than you are making it out to be =)
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
October 14th, 2014 at 9:11:56 PM permalink
Wizard
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So yeah, maybe I'm a little dramatic. But I think it'll be harder than you are making it out to be =)


I'm open to wager with anybody who thinks I won't do it. Just a friendly bet to motivate me.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
October 15th, 2014 at 12:09:20 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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The perfect accessory for your unicycle. A $24K geostablized enclosed motorcycle/car. Capable of 100 mph, 200 mile range, and runs for 16K miles on $100 in electricity. Very safe as the stablizers are powerful enough that it takes a baby elephant to knock you over. Enough room in the back for a kid or a motorcycle or an angry wife. Fully charge in 6 hours from 120V wall outlet. What says you care more about the environment than a vehicle that cost 15.6% of the operating cost of a Nissan Leaf.

Since battery is 10 kWh vs Nissan Leaf's 24 kWh, it should be much less to replace or upgrade.
October 15th, 2014 at 12:17:44 AM permalink
Evenbob
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And look at all the storage room when you
go to the store and buy more than a can
of soup. Zero room for anything.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 15th, 2014 at 9:28:54 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Wizard
I'm open to wager with anybody who thinks I won't do it. Just a friendly bet to motivate me.


Terms?
October 15th, 2014 at 9:38:47 AM permalink
TheCesspit
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Terms?


Yeah, let us know terms.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die.... it's called Life
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