More Speed Kills - Make it work for you

More Speed Kills - Make it work for you

Post by SteveBl » Thu, 22 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Brian Sullivan writes

Quote:
>Too bad Murphy didn't create an international governing body. Then he

could rule >that anyone who dares to race in a world championship that
does not include >downing three pints of Guinness at the end would be
banished from the >Olympics. (The three pints would make great television,
eh? Imagine Hellreigel >storming into the drinking tent with his vast
German beerdrinking experience and >burying Mark Allen in this final lap,
as Allen chokes on just his second pint.

Quote:
>"You know," Hell on Wheels would say, "Triathlons are won on the the bike
>and in the drinking tent by drinkers, not *** runners."

Nah, Allen would have a special 40/30/30 beer and blow them all away...

Steve Blum
"Of course the game is rigged, but if you don't play you can't win."
R.A.H.

 
 
 

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Post by BPSulliv » Thu, 22 Feb 1996 04:00:00

 In the past few days, since I posted my story about foolishly charging
off into the lead of a local 5K, only to collapse and watch 100 people
pass me (111 to be exact), I have received many great email comments. And
it seems I may have started something of a new fad. Several people are now
planning to do extra speed work, and then in their next local 5K go off
with the leaders, if not in the front, and see how long they can hold on.
I have a fast friend who wants to see if he can make it through 1.5 miles
before blowing up. Or maybe he will try and crack 5 minutes for a mile,
and see what that does to the leaders as they try and figure out if he is
for real. Imagine a sea of folks following my lead, screwing with the race
tactics of every 5K in the land. Imagine all the people who will now enjoy
the rush of running in the lead. What a great idea!
 If only I had thought of it first, and done it second, rather than making
a fool of myself in front of 1,000 racers. But didn't the guy who
discovered post-it notes do so by mistake? And didn't the guy who invented
aero bars really do it because he  mixed up the parts when building his
bike after a plane trip, and wound up with his carbon fork*** off the
handle bars? And how about the inventor of the sleeveless wetsuit, who
brought her daughter's suit to a race by mistake and had to cut the arms
off to make it fit? (Didn't this happen in Chicago?) And the first
clipless pedals, by that guy in the movie "Breaking Away" who kept falling
off the bike so they taped his feet on? And the inventor of modern
triathlon had no idea what he was doing when he challenged his buddy, one
of my Irish ancestors, in a race to the local pub, and then took a
shortcut across the lake, knocked a kid off his bike so he could draft off
one of the faster-moving hay wagons, and then ran the last few hundred
yards when the kid's father caught up with him and took the bike back. It
was 25 years before "Murphy's Ramble" became a real sport, and not just a
summertime lark in Abbeyfeale, Ireland. Too bad Murphy didn't create an
international governing body. Then he could rule that anyone who dares to
race in a world championship that does not include downing three pints of
Guinness at the end would be banished from the Olympics. (The three pints
would make great television, eh? Imagine Hellreigel storming into the
drinking tent with his vast German beerdrinking experience and burying
Mark Allen in this final lap, as Allen chokes on just his second pint.
"You know," Hell on Wheels would say, "Triathlons are won on the the bike
and in the drinking tent by drinkers, not *** runners." Welchie would
come in second, cuz those Aussies can put it away, too. Murphy would be
proud.)
 Hey, I'm in great company! Lots of people come up with great ideas by
mistake.

Brian Sullivan


 
 
 

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Post by Robert Hol » Thu, 22 Feb 1996 04:00:00

More, Brian, more!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by Marty Mill » Mon, 26 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> In the past few days, since I posted my story about foolishly charging
>off into the lead of a local 5K, only to collapse and watch 100 people
>pass me (111 to be exact), I have received many great email comments. And

I didn't read the earlier posts on this, but I tried this once at a local 5K.
 I jokingly told someone I was going to lead the first 400 meters, because
that's where the cameraman was.  As I sprinted to a 5 meter lead or so, a
couple friends yelled out "What the heck are you doing?"!  I blew up, of
course, but it turned out the be the first running trophy I ever won.

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Post by Paul Big-Ears Men » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00


    >I didn't read the earlier posts on this, but I tried this once at a
    >local 5K. I jokingly told someone I was going to lead the first 400
    >meters, because that's where the cameraman was.  As I sprinted to a
    >5 meter lead or so, a couple friends yelled out "What the heck are
    >you doing?"!  I blew up, of course, but it turned out the be the first
    >running trophy I ever won.

How do the ears fit?  Mine fit just fine.

Paul