Boy am I tired!
I sat in my big arm chair and watched the whole thing on TV.
I can't believe how exhausting it is to watch a bunch of people run.
Every time they showed the runners getting a drink I had to take a sip of coffee and finally had to go to the bathroom.
Makes me wonder what the runners do!
Now I have to take a nap.
I can't believe how exhausting a marathon is.
I just have to make sure that I wake up in time for my afternoon glass of wine!
Now THAT was funny
No one said being a senior multi-sport athlete was going to be easy...........
Glad you made the full marathon, not "just" the half.
Mebbe switch sports to decaf-alon ...
Fred, you "athletic type" of people impress me. I did not have the energy or will power to even "compete" let alone finish the whole marathon like you did. My congratulations to you sir, well played ..
Fred, runners sweat instead of pee. If you want the true runner's experience you will need to turn up the thermostat.
In AFG, we had to log our daily water intake. With temps of 130º and up, it was a critical issue. At one point, I got
medivac'd out with a blood pressure reading of 190/113. The docs asked me how much water I had been drinking.
It hovered right around 36-37 bottles a day. They asked how big the bottles were. Half litre, I said, getting out my
little pocket log book You would have thought THEY were going to have a stroke, not me ! Apparently, under normal
conditions, that level of water consumption would prove fatal.
I explained the regimen, the heat, the physical activity, and urine color charts. I also explained that one might expect
to pee twice a day and you walked around as if someone just poured a bucket of water over your head from all the
sweat. They found it hard to believe, but moved on to other possible causes.
Fred, I hope you will make a speedy recovery from such a strenuous and taxing workout.
I ran in the Boston marathon a number of years ago, but after several marathons I decided marathons weren't for me. I still compete in triathlon and duathlon competitions at the world class level.
Not to take away from Fred's accomplishments, that's great. Very impressive. I wonder how many former and current athletes we have among our T forum members?