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Rant About Runners!

So today I was at the local track. There was this guy who told me he could run five miles at a six-minute-mile pace. He was pleased with himself.

I can only run 8-minute miles. But I outweighed the guy by at least 50 pounds. So I’m definately relatively faster than he is.

So next time you’re at the track running fast, give some propers to the guys who outweigh you: They might even be quicker pound-for-pound!

I think IC3Rocks might agree with you.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
So today I was at the local track. There was this guy who told me he could run five miles at a six-minute-mile pace. He was pleased with himself.

I can only run 8-minute miles. But I outweighed the guy by at least 50 pounds. So I’m definately relatively faster than he is.

So next time you’re at the track running fast, give some propers to the guys who outweigh you: They might even be quicker pound-for-pound![/quote]

Shut up fatty! Stop looking to justify being fat!

Unfortunately they don’t have weight classes for running, so in a race you’d lose.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
So today I was at the local track. There was this guy who told me he could run five miles at a six-minute-mile pace. He was pleased with himself.

I can only run 8-minute miles. But I outweighed the guy by at least 50 pounds. So I’m definately relatively faster than he is.

So next time you’re at the track running fast, give some propers to the guys who outweigh you: They might even be quicker pound-for-pound![/quote]

Hahahaha. Good post.

[quote]eengrms76 wrote:
Unfortunately they don’t have weight classes for running, so in a race you’d lose.[/quote]

Actually, they do. Not in track events. But in long-distance events, they do. It is called the Clydesdale class [usually for fatter runners, but the top guys in it are just significantly more muscular than most distance runners].

[quote]eengrms76 wrote:
Unfortunately they don’t have weight classes for running, so in a race you’d lose.[/quote]

8 minute miles are pretty slow in comparison to 6 minute miles.

It’s like comparing a 200lbs deadlift to 450lbs deadlift.

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
eengrms76 wrote:
Unfortunately they don’t have weight classes for running, so in a race you’d lose.

Actually, they do. Not in track events. But in long-distance events, they do. It is called the Clydesdale class [usually for fatter runners, but the top guys in it are just significantly more muscular than most distance runners].[/quote]

Being 6’1", it’s not too hard to get into the clydesdale division and still be considered skinny by a lot of people’s standards. I think they should have a height/weight ratio for the clydesdale.

Is “relative speed” a cousin of “relative strength”?

To give credit where credit is due, that was a clever post by Law. It’s nice to end a year of posting on T-Nation on a funny note. Props Law.

Happy New Year big and small, tall and short and quick and slow! May you all get bigger, taller and quicker (relatively speaking, that is) in 2007 unless, of course, your goal is to get smaller, shorter and slower!

[quote]orion wrote:
Is “relative speed” a cousin of “relative strength”?[/quote]

I don’t know but where can I buy that purse in your avatar.

[quote]itsthetimman wrote:
jsbrook wrote:
eengrms76 wrote:
Unfortunately they don’t have weight classes for running, so in a race you’d lose.

Actually, they do. Not in track events. But in long-distance events, they do. It is called the Clydesdale class [usually for fatter runners, but the top guys in it are just significantly more muscular than most distance runners].

Being 6’1", it’s not too hard to get into the clydesdale division and still be considered skinny by a lot of people’s standards. I think they should have a height/weight ratio for the clydesdale.
[/quote]

That is true. The Clydesdale divison starts at only 200 in most races and makes no more differentiation than 200+ and below 200 [to be in the regular division]. But it’s better than nothing.

I was going to post how retarded that logic sounded, then realized you were probably being sarcastic, and I also realized I used to say the same thing about relative strength back when I weighed 148lbs.

[quote]Avoids Roids wrote:
May you all get bigger, taller and quicker (relatively speaking, that is) in 2008 [/quote]

Congrats on your discovery of time travel. Skipping 2007 sounds like a grand idea to me.

I like your analogy ,but disagree with it here is my reason for disagreeing Christine Aguilera Weighs 105 lbs and Rosie O?Donnell weighs 215 so Rosie must be more than twice the woman?

This is a joke, right?

At least, I sure hope it is.