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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:01 pm 
 

Wow...Most I ever ran was 12 miles in the Army. I have been running since I was 13 (Almost 30 years ago) and I can tell you I have never attempted anything like that. What an awesome and inspiring event.

Best of luck.

In the desert, too. Crap, that is tough. I spent two months in the Sinai and running there was a killer.

I think I'll lace up tonight and run a couple...just because you have inspired me.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:54 pm 
 

Good luck with the marathon, Al! Take it easy on those knees.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:06 am 
 

faro wrote:Dunno... I might've suggested porrage oats to replace some of that (low glycemic index and all that jazz, too), but you Southerners might be expecting to make that up with milk and sugar. *g*

killjoy32 wrote:and anyway, it wont be in my system that long, cos like 12 or so hrs later, the foodie contents will be getting the shit burned out of it :D

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killjoy32 wrote:i am just sat here somewhat flummoxed atm, as all my great doesnt fit into my pack, so some readjusting is gonna be needed, along with losing some of the food too :(

gonna have to sacrifice some gear as well.

Or get a very slightly bigger pack... if you're OK running with that current one?

Did you list your gear, before? How many changes of clothes d'you have in there? (Arctic fleeces not required, I'm sure :D)


i was tempted to go with them small packs of oats you can get now, but i tried them out and half way thru the day i was getting really bad indigestion, so gave them up as a bad idea really. its gonna be hard enough without having to cope with that too....the jordans country tropical mix that i am taking has just the right thing in it that an athlete needs as the carbs in it are the type that stays in your body so i can burn it, rather than just immediately turn to fat and its no feckin use :)

no chance of swapping packs now. just isnt even a feasible idea, cos you have to get used to a new one...can take days to weeks to do that, depending on how you take to it and how good your bod is to adjusting to things like that (my current pack, took about a week to get used to).

havent had time to list equipment yet, but will list it anyway (as i have to) prb later tonight.

as for clothing, this is it:

2 running tops (one long sleeve, one short sleeve)
2 pairs of shorts
2 pairs of thorlos running socks
1 pair of bottoms - base layer for keeping warm

and thats um about it. bar for a desert cap and 2 buffs...

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:11 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I don't know squat about diet/exercise, so feel free to ignore this advice.  

It looks very much like you're eating almost the same thing each day, and it all looks duly healthy.  

If you can, try to squeeze in room for something (very small) that's incredibly bad for you, but tastes good.  It will help your mental fortitude, which you'll probably need when you are second-guessing yourself halfway through the adventure.  

I'm betting this journey will test your mind as much as your body, and you have my respect, man.  I know I couldn't do it.


hehe hey deim believe me, this stuff i am eating is INCREDIBLY bad for you. shit man, if i eat all this on a regular basis at home, i would look like a ball or lard in a month! :D i discarded the "oh this is good for you" stuff ages ago, in place of things that i like, and thats pretty much what i have kept to. i dont need for it to be good for me, i need the calories!! :)

yes indeed, you are quite right. this isnt about how fit you are or how good you are at running, its about how much strength you have inside you. this is a true test of everything about you in ways you cant possibly imagine. i have a huge heart and i am very determined and it will take something and then some to stop me. but in the end, i will give it all i have.

but thankyou for the kind words - it is much appreciated!

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:13 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:Wow...Most I ever ran was 12 miles in the Army. I have been running since I was 13 (Almost 30 years ago) and I can tell you I have never attempted anything like that. What an awesome and inspiring event.

Best of luck.

In the desert, too. Crap, that is tough. I spent two months in the Sinai and running there was a killer.

I think I'll lace up tonight and run a couple...just because you have inspired me.

Regards, Bill


heheh :) well its funny you should say that actually, cos i have had quite a few ppl say to me that this has inspired them to do things of their own and i think thats really cool!

sometimes, thats all someone needs, is a little kick to get going and if what i am doing, achieves that for others, then hey, thats superb!! :)

and yes, the heat is about the one thing i havent been able to emulate in training so thats going to be the telling factor of all thats for sure...not only that, but the sudden change to freezing cold too.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:14 am 
 

Azurah wrote:Good luck with the marathon, Al! Take it easy on those knees.  :D


thankyou!!! well the left knee is a little sore right now so its getting well rested!

good luck with the planescape stuff. will have a look at it when i get back and let you know!

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:13 am 
 

Hey Alan,

I know it is almost time for your trek through the desert.  I wanted to say good luck to you.  Been following you on myspace.

Cannot wait to hear all about it.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:46 am 
 

Prufrock wrote:Hey Alan,

I know it is almost time for your trek through the desert.  I wanted to say good luck to you.  Been following you on myspace.

Cannot wait to hear all about it.

Martin


hey martin!

cheers man :) i havent updated that in a few days, due to simply not having any time to do so. weekend was with the kids, so all my time was for them pretty much and now its packing and sorting things and still no time :( i will try and update it before i go, but realistically, its quite a ways down on my priority list right now :)

i am hopefully gonna fit in a little notepad, so i can jot some notes when i get a chance, to allow me to write it all up at the end. one way or the other, i imagine it will be a very interesting read to all :)

thanks once again (and to everyone really) for the very kind words of support.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:21 am 
 

hey peeps!

right am just off for a shower and then do a few things then i am off to the airport.

this will be my last post now until about the 18th/19th!!!

thankyou ALL for your kind words and support that has been shown all the way through this and i can only hope that all things go well!!!

take care y'all and have fun winning things i cant now bid on *grrrrr*

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:24 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:hey peeps!

right am just off for a shower and then do a few things then i am off to the airport.

this will be my last post now until about the 18th/19th!!!

thankyou ALL for your kind words and support that has been shown all the way through this and i can only hope that all things go well!!!

take care y'all and have fun winning things i cant now bid on *grrrrr*

:)

AL


In honor of your run I'm going to also run...from my car to the doughnut shop tomorrow morning for three cinnamon twists and a large milk.  GO AL GO!!!!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:31 am 
 

Better make that more like a "slow trot", Mike.   :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:44 pm 
 

Erm, TOUGH first day for Al, it seems.

Alive, but oh boy, I didn't like the look of the overview of weather, etc., on the front page; http://www.darbaroud.com/uk/index_uk.php

After day 1, Al's in 616th place out of 676 "survivors"... :?

Have just sent him a note, anyhow... Am sure he would appreciate some more support from the sidelines (I think they circulate those notes every morning (*must check*), so now might be a good time! ;))
=> http://www.darbaroud.com/fr/html/mds/ge ... ecrire.php (competitor number 635)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:08 am 
 

"Dry and sunny, windstorm begins early afternoon"

ouch.

I think he is right to start off slow - I wouldn't want to push myself too fast too early.  Have dropped him a message.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:40 pm 
 

As a former runner and current cyclist, I've done my share of endurance events ... but I draw the line at windstorms in the middle of some forsaken desert. :)

Gotta remember to drop Al a line tonight ...

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:50 pm 
 

faro wrote:After day 1, Al's in 616th place out of 676 "survivors"...


   Yes, but he's whipping that guy from Argentina's ass!

   Go Al!  Stay ahead of that South American bastard!

Mark   :lol:

PS:  I sent him a note on that link you gave us.  Lord, even if he comes in 676th that puts him ahead of roughly 3 billion other people who did not even dare to enter.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:12 pm 
 

Hey:

   I wanted to take the English monkey DNA discussion from the Mazes and Monsters thread over to this one:

   So...a money has DNA that is 95% human?  OK.  This proves that some people in England (who want to give "rights" to monkeys) are particularly bad at DNA math.....

  Ever seen a DNA lecture about how minor DNA changes can result in much different creatures?

   Ever considered that the human DNA code is, like, 100 million combinations long?

   Ever considered that 5% of 100 million is 5 million?

   Ergo, there are at least 5 million genetic differences between humans and monkeys...just sticking to the figures cited.

   Do the math:   :?   5 million differences...multiplied by the square root of flawed logic...divided by the inverse of common sense... :? ....carry the 2....and...you...get........hmmm....zero.  

   Genetically speaking, Monkeys and humans are about as closely related as humans and pigs, humans and aardvarks, humans and burritos...humans and chili dogs...etc.

   The word you are looking for is:  Carbon based life forms.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:27 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:    Genetically speaking, Monkeys and humans are about as closely related as humans and pigs, humans and aardvarks, humans and burritos...humans and chili dogs...etc.


Mmmmmmmm...... Burritos....

Does that make me a cannibal?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:49 pm 
 

Some people think I'm closer to a gorilla than a human. I think it's the back hair.
Realistically, a few alterations in DNA could produce a radically different organism. It really depends WHICH sequences out of the 95% are the same. One minute change and you have a human being with purple fur and a flipper growing out of his back.
Evolutionism pretty much mandates that all life came from the same jelly puddle, so one could argue that leprosy bacilli should have the same basic rights as we do, since we come from the same basic ancestor. I intended to bring this up at the next WHO meeting, but attendance for the leprosy portion has fallen off in recent years.
So to compare the Joe=monkey debate with something equally difficult to pinpoint, how about abortion? Is a newly fertilized, haven't-split-in-two but will soon egg a human? Does it become one at, say, 1,000,000 cells? 4 months? Why not at 3 months 29 days (unless it is a leap month)? Is it when the fetus would be able to survive outside the womb on its own? If so, isn't it fully dependent on others to care for it, and therefore unable to survive on its own? Why is it a murderer can be charged with 2 homicides for killing a woman whi is 2 months pregnant, but that same woman can have her own baby coathangered at a clinic and not go to jail?
The point is this: Both these topics are as unsolvable as the chicken and the egg debate. It is impossible to pin down exact details. No matter how many people think a certain way, there will always be some who don't, and neither can prove their opinion is the right one.


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