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  • What it feels like to have the worst race of your life...

    This is hilarious: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2 ... texas.html

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    Very funny. This girl may not be an All-American runner but she is definitely an All-American writer.

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    • #3
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      great writing and the illustrations are great and hilarious.
      A..K.A Trackshark's Roman

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      • #4
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        That's pretty good.

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          I watched that race live and missed the ice cube bit.. maybe that was a bit of permissable, poetic license.
          I didn't think it was that hot but then I am acclimated.. and I cringe at the thought of stuffing my jock with ice. :shock:

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            I have no idea how factual the story is, but I totally don't care :lol:

            Edit: But FWIW, the story checks out, at the 2006 Midwest Regionals in Austin, Alexandra Brosch of Montana DNF'd in the 5k.

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            • #7
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              I am not doubting her hilarious story..blessings on her..

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                This episode is reminiscent of the late Ron Daws's description of his meltdown after the 1964 Olympic Marathon Trials in Yonkers, New York, in which the temperature was in the high 90's. It was the impetus for Daws to become one of the better heat adapted runners to race. In his book 'The Self Made Olympian' , he describes his agony. He became the master of heat and other conditions. Probably few runners ever were better prepared for adverse conditions than he.

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                  My thoughts- first, where was her coach in all of this? No mention that I recall.

                  As far as heat acclimation, it can be done (even in Montana) although many people ignore it.

                  It was entertaining though.

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                  • #10
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                    >I would have shanked an infant for juice.


                    I nearly died laughing--!

                    :]]]]

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                      This is my new favourite website. Thanks for sharing!

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                      • #12
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                        Jon i am very disappointed at your lack of loyalty this is obviously the best website of all time

                        http://yvettesbridalformal.com/

                        :x :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
                        i deserve extra credit

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                          Thanks for posting hyperboles' website-it is hilarious.
                          She also has a Facebook page and she has posted a pic of her running (don't think it is from THAT race), the result sheet, and best of all a aerial map showing the track, the hotel and infamous grocery store.

                          I will be checking her blog out regularly-thanks!

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                            Re: What it feels like to have the worst race of your life...

                            Originally posted by mump boy
                            Jon i am very disappointed at your lack of loyalty this is obviously the best website of all time

                            http://yvettesbridalformal.com/

                            :x :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

                            The site is just a bit....ummm....busy?

                            :lol: :lol:

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