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How many miles did you run today?

sugarbutch

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I would need to lose about 25 pounds and gain 25-35 watts to hang in a typical Cat 4/5 crit around here. And I would not be in contention for a good finish.
 

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Masters racing scene in the USA is pretty bad for PEDs and the like too, from what I hear.

But there's nothing around here in Ontario at all. Although I'm in pretty good shape, I think my cycle racing days are over.
 

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I got some Science in Sport gels from Amazon today. Tomorrow's run's gonna be super good as a result I'm sure.
 

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I got some Science in Sport gels from Amazon today. Tomorrow's run's gonna be super good as a result I'm sure.
What flavors did you get and what beer will you be pairing them with?
 

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Ya know it wasn't that long ago how we were all kumbaya-and-shit in this thread talking about good vibes and now it's the Hate On Ya Boy Edinatlanta thread.

Not pleased.
 

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Ya know it wasn't that long ago how we were all kumbaya-and-shit in this thread talking about good vibes and now it's the Hate On Ya Boy Edinatlanta thread.

Not pleased.
No hate here.

I think I might need to do a beer mile at some point this summer.
 

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Masters racing scene in the USA is pretty bad for PEDs and the like too, from what I hear.

But there's nothing around here in Ontario at all. Although I'm in pretty good shape, I think my cycle racing days are over.
I hadn't considered that possibility, but I guess a bunch of middle-aged dudes with money might be expected to find the, um, marginal gains.
 

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No hate here.

I think I might need to do a beer mile at some point this summer.
The peachtree road race is great because as i said its 60k racers and it's a huge event for the city (I will see about 10 friends along the course granted it goes by my church but whatever).

Also means the race is a lot more social, shall we say. Last year's run was awful and about mile 4 i just said fuck it and started taking all the free beer (and a shot....). At the end i was feeling a lot better about the race....
 

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The peachtree road race is great because as i said its 60k racers and it's a huge event for the city (I will see about 10 friends along the course granted it goes by my church but whatever).

Also means the race is a lot more social, shall we say. Last year's run was awful and about mile 4 i just said fuck it and started taking all the free beer (and a shot....). At the end i was feeling a lot better about the race....
BolderBoulder is like that too, though only about 35k entrants. A friend of mine gets beers and does the slip n slide at mile 2, and still runs sub-45 for the 10k...
 

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BolderBoulder is like that too, though only about 35k entrants. A friend of mine gets beers and does the slip n slide at mile 2, and still runs sub-45 for the 10k...
Fuck that dude.

The first year I ran it was 2014. The start wave I snuck my way into gets to the line and they go: "there is lightning predicted, we're going to hold off starting for 10 minutes."

Yeah, cool, no problem.

A few minutes go by they go: "There is lightning on the course everyone please proceed in an orderly fashion into the mall" (there's a huge mall right at the start."

I start to walk and realize that's going to be miserable just standing on a marble floor for who knows how long and decide to bolt. There's a race warden or volunteer on the course who sees me, then realizes that a few others have decided to follow me and vainly stretches his arms going: "THE COURSE IS CLOSED! THE CORSE IS CLOSED! THE COURSE--"

Anyway because there was no one ahead of me for several minutes (or at least a highly reduced crowd) and I was literally running for my life, I did it in 47 minutes.

That was my first race, too!
 

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4.5 not quite flat road miles at basically marathon pace, with a temperature of 90.
 

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