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Old 02-18-2013, 04:35 AM
 
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Yup.
You read it right.
15 mile run DAILY

60 mile bike ride DAILY

He's an American Navy Seal.
Figures.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Why?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Used to run into a few guys like this when I worked at a bike shop. For the most part guys like this were not playing with a full deck and would probably be faster and stronger if they took a few days off every once in a while. What was scary is one guy was a doctor and he would add a swim to the above mentioned routine all while fueling himself with candy bars and soda. This doc was an anesthesiologist and finished most of his work by 10 AM and then was on call for the rest of the day. In order to stay close to the hospital he would run and ride the same boring stretch of road over and over all day.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Plymouth,Michigan/Quad Cities, (IA/IL)
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I've known quite a few people like this, who regularly train for and compete in ultra marathons. While I wouldn't go so far as to say they weren't playing with a full deck, it did seem that many would get the same injuries over and over again. I have trained for marathons and have done 100+ mile bike rides, but I was never able to get to the "Ultra" level. It seems to me that at a certain point it is no longer a fitness activity.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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sounds like obsession to me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:17 AM
 
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Seals are usually pretty extreme types like this. You'd kind of have to be to do what they do.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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Why?
Why not?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Why not?
Because its just not good for your body. This has nothing to do with health and everything to do with obsession. The body can only take so much wear and tear.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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Why?
My thought exactly. Kudos to him, I guess, but that doesn't sound like a very interesting life.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I think most extreme exercisers have some form of OCD or exerise anorexia. I know a couple and they are definitely single-minded about it. But whatevs, it's certainly not the worst obsession to have.
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