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    The Klingon
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    I so wish I could get excited about marathons.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    I'm sure she knows the difference. The fact that she ran Boston 6 minutes faster than Chicago indicates she was holding back in Chicago.
    or that Chicago's weather was much tougher

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by JMysterio View Post

    What ARE you talking about? Who said anyone is racing 120 miles a week? And who said you can run back to back marathons equally as fast as you can run one? However, an elite runner can certainly cover the distance in both races if they pace themselves properly.

    Do you think Flanagan doesn't know the difference, because that's what she's attempting to do.
    I'm sure she knows the difference. The fact that she ran Boston 6 minutes faster than Chicago indicates she was holding back in Chicago.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by JMysterio View Post
    I'm certain she could've run low 2:30's and placed higher by just running one or the other but that wasn't the goal.
    Absolutely - and I certainly agree with this
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    this is one of the U.S.'s running legends, and her "fad" has done nothing but generate positive coverage for the sport.

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  • JMysterio
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    Originally posted by bobguild76 View Post

    That's absolutely true. But, do you think Flanagan is racing these marathons? I would think she knows the difference between racing and running.
    'zackly. She's challenging herself. It was obvious from her even splits yesterday that the goal was to at least finish both races in an economical way and still run a respectable time. I'm certain she could've run low 2:30's and placed higher by just running one or the other but that wasn't the goal.

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  • bobguild76
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    There's world of difference between running 120 miles/week and racing 120 miles/week and anyone who has trained for distance running knows what I'm talking about.
    That's absolutely true. But, do you think Flanagan is racing these marathons? I would think she knows the difference between racing and running.

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  • JMysterio
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    She runs 5 mins faster than yesterday and negative splits and beats Jordan Hasay too.
    JMysterio
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    Last edited by JMysterio; 10-11-2021, 05:23 PM.

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  • JMysterio
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    There's world of difference between running 120 miles/week and racing 120 miles/week and anyone who has trained for distance running knows what I'm talking about.
    What ARE you talking about? Who said anyone is racing 120 miles a week? And who said you can run back to back marathons equally as fast as you can run one? However, an elite runner can certainly cover the distance in both races if they pace themselves properly.

    Do you think Flanagan doesn't know the difference, because that's what she's attempting to do.

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  • steveu
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    Super race for Emma Bates. Bodes well for her in next 3 global champs.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by JMysterio View Post
    Maybe she's going to move to ultra marathoning. I don't see the big deal. An elite marathoner probably puts in 120 mile weeks anyhow, which is 20 a day if you add a rest day. As she ran even splits, she obviously was focused on just running moderately.
    There's world of difference between running 120 miles/week and racing 120 miles/week and anyone who has trained for distance running knows what I'm talking about.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    running 5 marathons in 2 weeks is healthy?
    That's only 65mi/wk, nothing compared to what elites are running per week. She is certainly doing easy days between.

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  • JMysterio
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    Maybe she's going to move to ultra marathoning. I don't see the big deal. An elite marathoner probably puts in 120 mile weeks anyhow, which is 20 a day if you add a rest day. As she ran even splits, she obviously was focused on just running moderately.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Who cares what Flanagan and these other people do? Other than you that is? They like to run a marathon a week? That's great. Why is that any different than the people across the street who spend weekends on their boats, the guy next to them who golfs in the mornings of each weekend or my cousin who spends his life exploring restaurants mainly in NYC but when he travels in those cities?

    I'm sure the rest of the world could find something about how you spend your time kind of odd such as perpetually finding the dark cloud behind nearly any silver lining as well.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by gh View Post

    if it were a retired dentist from Poughkeepsie I could understand your take, but this is one of the U.S.'s running legends, and her "fad" has done nothing but generate positive coverage for the sport.
    Flanagan can do whatever she wants.. but you would be surprised how many people, including retired dentists from Poughkeepsie, who think running marathons over and over is a great idea..... that is fad I'm referring to....Flanagan is no way the first. But she gets the most publicity.... and what is so positive about it....running 5 marathons in 2 weeks is healthy?

    There is a large FB group dedicated to this sort of stuff. They are sort of crazy in their desire for attention. Some of them I know personally. And it has nothing to do with running fast just spending literally all day training.
    Conor Dary
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    Last edited by Conor Dary; 10-11-2021, 12:57 AM.

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Zzzzz....the latest look-at-me fad.... only encourages more idiots.
    if it were a retired dentist from Poughkeepsie I could understand your take, but this is one of the U.S.'s running legends, and her "fad" has done nothing but generate positive coverage for the sport.

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