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    Surely the concept can't be original. We got talking on our run today about the fact that one of the guys we run with gained something like 15 pounds recently in just a few days on a cruise. He has lost some of it but he is still 200 pounds on only about 5'7". He was a pretty good junior in the day and took up running again when he got up to 210 a few years ago. Shortly after that, he went 3:10 in the marathon and he weighed about 200 at the time so he beat his weight. Some of the top Africans would likely weigh around 125 so they are close. To a point, the heavier you are, the easier it is.

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    On a bike I could.... maybe :lol:

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    • #3
      I'm not following the math here.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh
        I'm not following the math here.
        Must be weight in pounds = number of minutes you're trying to beat. So a guy running 3:10 [190 minutes] and weighing 200 pounds beats his weight I guess. I find it hard to conceive of such a feet, but I'll take MJD's word for it :shock:
        Take good care of yourself.

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        • #5
          Right-maybe gh was thinking metric!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mennisco
            Originally posted by gh
            I'm not following the math here.
            Must be weight in pounds = number of minutes you're trying to beat. So a guy running 3:10 [190 minutes] and weighing 200 pounds beats his weight I guess. I find it hard to conceive of such a feet, but I'll take MJD's word for it :shock:
            I would think 150 would be ideal. Surely many 150#ers have run sub-2:30.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MJD
              Right-maybe gh was thinking metric!
              THAT would be stretching credulity to the absolute breaking point :lol:
              Take good care of yourself.

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              • #8
                What about running your height in inches for 10 miles? That would probably be more realistic for non-elite runners. Or, height in centimeters for a marathon.
                5'10"=178cm, 2:58 marathon

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                • #9
                  How about running your systolic blood pressure for the half marathon?

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                  • #10
                    Chloresterol level in minutes for the Marathon?

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                    • #11
                      high jump your height

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                      • #12
                        run your age in the 400

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lonewolf
                          run your age in the 400
                          An event for the older contributors here?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daisy
                            Originally posted by lonewolf
                            run your age in the 400
                            An event for the older contributors here?
                            Well, down to age 50 should be a reasonable objective.

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                            • #15
                              In 1995 ran a 3:15:13 at 194 pounds...DOOHH!

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