Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. Numbernine

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    "Hero" is one of the most misused words in the US. "Awesome," of course, being number one. But if you run a marathon that does afford you some bragging rights.

    My wife wore her cap and gown home after receiving her masters at Radio City. It was also fleet week so lots of pics with sailor boys. People on the train were congratulating her left and right, so she had her moment in the sun. Of course, once we were home and the gown came off I had her make me sandwich.

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    "some" bragging rights, fine. but it's all I've been hearing about in the weeks leading up to the race "just ran 4 miles! Can't wait for the NYC marathon in 7 weeks. gotta prep!!!", then overload in the days before, then race, and now these people are just blowing air up each other's asses. fucking annoying.

    When you're 1 of 50,000 participants and you're not Kenyan, tone it down.

    a guy at my office did the race, but he did it properly. came in to the office on Saturday to do work, ran the race Sunday (4 hours he said), then was back in the office early Monday where we told him "good job".

    the one fat woman used to run it every year. problem is, she was of the blowhard type and she'd run it in some awful time that was just shy of a spirited walk, and then she'd be out of the office for 2 weeks to recover. we fired her.
     


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    The thing is the NYC Marathon isn't really all that much compared to the ultra marathons a lot of people do. I had a professor, and actually this guy I work with that does 50 something mile marathons. The guy I work with does the NYC marathon as training. But still, fuck him.
     


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    i have an uncle-in-law (is that a proper term?) who is in his 50's and does the Ironman triathalon. Major respect there.


    i could probably manage a marathon with an awful time and sore knees that originate 3 miles in, but for a triathalon I'd totally fizzle out 40 yards into the swim.
     


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    running that much is apparently not good for you.
     


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    Their knees and joints must take a beating. Aren't there many deaths in Central Park every year from people running to death? Is this true, or did I make this up? I swear I read that.
     
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    ^^^^

    I'll have what he's having
     


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    So those fireworks the other night were Hunger Games-like tributes to the fallen?

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    Central Park has the most random fireworks shows.
     


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    They have a lot of other random shows too...
     
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    Not sure if you're being sarcastic but aren't those races qualified?
     


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    pB, a marathon is an ass beating. Ultras are definitely harder, but it's kinda like temperature. At 100 it's fucking hot. At 115, it's motherfucking hot. Both are still fucking hot.

    I saw a lot of people walking around in their marathon shirts on Saturday. I think those people are just looking for attention, and they hadn't even run the race yet! You wanna wear it home on the plane Sunday night or Monday morning? Fine, knock yourself out. You've earned it.

    I wore my medal to dinner on Sunday night. Sure, a goober move, but those 26.2 miles were the hardest thing I've ever done, and I wasn't ready to take it off yet. Sue me.

    You people have a lovely city. I should have taken more time off work so that I could do more stuff and see some people. If I do it again, I'll make sure to give myself Friday or Monday in the city.
     


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