A Staten Island triathlete and endurance coach ventures into the ultramarathon realm where there are seemingly no limits to human endurance. In 2013, he successfully finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (picture of 2013 Grand Slam finishers above; I'm second from right), becoming only the 282nd person (since its beginnings in 1986) and only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Trail Running is better than Sex because:

(a little comedy from the Ultra List (ultra@listserv.dartmouth.edu)

1. Sex doesn't last for more than twelve hours at a time.
2. You can meet new people and develop meaningful relationships during
trail running. It's easier to explain the injuries.
3. You can stop to eat during trail runs.
4. Trails don't get jealous of other trails.
5. You can freely discuss when, where, and how many friends you were with
when you lost your ultra-virginity. You actually want to remember when,
where, and who ...
6. The only interesting disease to contract during trail running is
insanity.
7. It isn't embarrassing when people find out you train alot on your own.
8. If you need to pee or vomit you can just go off to the side of the
trail.
9. It confuses the hell out of jealous spouses who can't figure out what
they are jealous of and why it is so much fun.
10. Nobody tells bad trail running jokes on prime time television.
11. You don't have to hide your copies of Running Wild and UltraRunning.
12. You can plan for trail runs months in advance.
13. You can expect to get in at least four trail runs in a year.
14. It's good even if your running partner goes too fast for you.

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