[at-l] Something for the runners to ponder

dfaddleton at gmail.com dfaddleton at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 14:14:17 CST 2010


So, who took care of his kids during those 75 days?

On Feb 18, 2010 3:08pm, Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

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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.


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