Q:What comes to mind when you think of feminism??
I think it’s stupid. And before you go ripping my head off, it’s because society shouldn’t have given a reason for it to exist in the first place. We’re all just humans trying to be happy, y’feels?
…I feel as though his answer was a total copout. Society exists because we created it and the way it’s structured oppresses not only women but minorities, environment and much more. Feminism isn’t only about females but also about the oppression of others.
I’ll say it again. We are all humans. That goes for any and all groups that are treated poorly solely based on “who” or “what” they are born into.
Exactly and you said you thought it’s stupid? Don’t get me wrong each and every person is entitled to their own opinion and everyone should respect the other person’s. I’m just curious about your logic.
I meant that the fact that we need feminism is stupid. Not that feminism itself is stupid. If only we lived in a perfect world where everyone was treated equally, you know?
It sounds like Gabe is in favor of Feminism and supports the movement (and is a feminist himself), but simply wishes it wasn’t necessary for the movement/belief to exist as that would mean people are already treated equally and there’s no need for any equal rights movement. Chill out people. Gabe has made this clear in other posts too.
Running is self-imposed agony, running is constant progress, running is pain & disappointment, running is victory & glory, running is life.
My running is going pretty well now. Last week I did 49 miles. I had a shitty long run on the trails of 18 miles when my goal was 20 miles, and I felt crappy mentally and physically. Monday, I didn’t run. Yesterday I ran for an hour on some sore legs - all the uphills felt pretty bad, but I could still kill the flats and downhills. My average pace was close to 7:00/mile. Today, I ran for an hour again on tired legs but conserved myself more and my average pace was 7:25/mile. I also did calf and lower leg strengthening both days, while will hopefully allow me to run more miles without my shins hurting.
I’m actually looking forward to my runs now and really enjoying them. I should really start to do longer slower mileage though to train for the 100. UGHHHH, I guess after that I’ll have a killer aerobic base and can move into sharpening for a spring marathon.
My friend - the Buddha
- Me: Did you change? (in reference to his clothes)
- Friend: ...On the inside
Yikes, I Gotta Shake This
Matthew, you are training for 100 miles. So let’s think, how would you train for 100 miles? Well, speed is a non-issue, right? Right. What you need is to cover long distance at slow, sustained speeds. So then how should you train? Running long at slow speeds. Stop running fast and start running slower for longer.
This is SUCH a hard concept for me to implement because I WANT to be fast. I WANT to run hard and get quicker. I want my average pace on runs to go from 7:00 to 6:30. I want to break 5 in the mile. I want to get back to my high school PR for the 5k, and then fucking smash it. I want to PR in the half marathon. I want to finally have a fast full marathon. But then I also want to smash 50ks and run 50 milers and do a hundred.
I paid $215 for this 100 mile race last year, and now I am entered in it this year. Part of me wants to do it solely to have completed it and thinks I can do it. The other part of me wants to run fast and thinks that I haven’t given myself enough to time to truly train for it. That part doesn’t want me to do it.
I don’t know what to do. But I have time to figure it out.
American Strong: The Untold Story of American Teamwork and How Ryan Hall Helped Meb Keflezighi Win Boston - LetsRun.com
American Meb Keflezighi rightfully got the glory but his American competitors helped him out. The untold story of American Strong.
Fact of the matter is that Ryan wasn’t able to pull it together for himself. HOWEVER, this is incredibly inspiring and amazing and incredible that this took place. I am in shock.
We all spend hundreds of dollars on running shoes thinking they will make us faster, then Meb goes out and wins the Boston Marathon running in a pair of Skechers.
I feel this on a personal level.
Sketchers that are also $115 dollars
Giving up my beautiful day because they asked if I could come into work
And of course I said yes because I’m too nice but i really should have said no. It’s a gorgeous day with blue skies and FUUUUUUUUUCK
I have no idea why it is so hard for me to get myself out the door to go for a trail run, but I’m finally heading out. I think it just seems like an ordeal to drive 30 minutes to the trail, and then 3-4 hours on the trail, and then 30 minutes back.
But honestly, it’s a privilege I’m able to do this.
He has risen.
And let me tell you, it was fuckin hard for me to get out of bed this morning.
But eventually I prevailed.
Went on a school field trip for my Endurance Exercise in Sports class. We drove to Blowing Rock North Carolina, did a little run, had dinner, and then went to Zap Fitness to talk to the coach and athletes there. Most of the group stayed at the Zap Fitness dorms, and 4 of us drove to a campground to sleep. We then met back up with them on Mt. Mitchell, the highest point on the East Coast. The graduate class did VO2 max tests on the summit of Mt. Mitchell in order to compare it to their VO2max scores at sea level (less air at higher altitudes, so VO2max decreases when altitude is significant enough). Then, a contingent group drove to a campsite in the Linville Gorge. We drank, ate food (hot dogs and pizza pies), and just hungout around the campfire into midnight. It was so much fun. The other students and and the grad students and the professor were AWESOME. It was such a fun weekend. My running suffered, but still.
P.S. At Mt. Mitchell, a couple grad students, myself, and the professor ran 2.2 miles down from the summit to the ranger station, (one of us pooped - NOT ME!) and then ran back up. The professor beat me by like 10 seconds. It was tough!