Sunday, October 07, 2007

Local On The 8's

Organizers of the Chicago Marathon scrubbed the race only four hours into it due to the 88 degree heat that plagued the city today. More than 300 contestants were treated in local hospitals for heat related ailments, and as of the writing one athlete died as a result of extreme temperature. Personally, I see absolutely no reason to run without purpose for 26.2 miles ... but I do understand there are some people out there that call this fun, and I do respect that. But rather than spend hours carb-loading the night before, perhaps that time would be better spent checking out the weather forecast and acting on it accordingly ... but that's just my opinion. Common sense here people ... we're (our bodies) just not designed to run 26.2 miles without physical and mental consequence. That's why our species has developed deductive reasoning and adaptation skills ... to adapt, improvise and overcome so we don't have to run 26.2 miles!


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