[at-l] Something for the runners to ponder

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 14:08:01 CST 2010


Mr, Surly, I suspect it refers to running 2000 miles in 75 days or 2000
divided by 75 equals 26.666666 etc, the length of a marathon daily. Granted
it wasn't an organized race but it was the same distance.

Jim Bullard
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On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM, David Addleton <dfaddleton at gmail.com>wrote:

> what exactly does "the equivalent of" mean here?
>
> as in the elevation gains in an AT thru hike "is the equivalent of"
> climbing Everest 15 times
>
> hardly: you never hike above 7,000 feet hiking on the AT . . . I've climbed
> "the equivalent of climbing Everest" walking up and down to my office in my
> 10 story building;  bah . . . . I've hiked the equivalent of an AT thru hike
> walking to school every day  for eight or ten years -- as a kid! bah . . .
> .
>
> IMHO, and more likely, George Santayana was right: whenever we use the word
> *is* we deeply misuse it.
>
> and I think those sorts of comparisons devalue the achievements of those
> who *actually* climbed  everest or ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days .
> . . or did a thru hike . . . . or raised their kids as a single parent . . .
> .
>
> in my surly opinion = imso
>
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> This guy <http://www.terryhitchcock.com/> ran the equivalent of 75
>> marathons in 75 consecutive days. Now that is awesome.
>>
>> Jim Bullard
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