View Full Version : Iron Man and old age

Jack Heinlen
05-04-2005, 11:56 PM
I watched the Hawaii last weekend. Something like this(I can't remember it exactly, but it's close).

2.5 miles swim. 110 mile bike ride. 26 mile run.

The legs have to be completed in a certain time, or you can't go on to the next. A German won it, and there were various people who the broadcast focused on, like a young girl with one leg. But the thing that struck me, in the end, was that a 79 year old Aussie actually completed it!

That's remarkable. I've ridden a double century on a bike, at 23, and after riding a bike 100 miles I was pretty crispy. I suppose, if pressed, I could have done something else aerobic, but 79!!??

05-05-2005, 04:50 AM
Iwork with a good Triathlete. He says that competitors up into their 80's are not uncommon and are almost never last!

Ron Williamson
05-05-2005, 05:11 AM
According to my 45 year old bother-in-law,who ran one in Penticton BC,physical conditioning only gets you so far.
The rest is mental.

The double entendre is intentional.

Chris Coose
05-05-2005, 05:39 AM
I hope this turns into a Viagra or Cialis thread as the title would suggest.

05-05-2005, 05:06 PM
Coose, that's more about your life then we really needed to know.

Chris Coose
05-05-2005, 06:38 PM
What'd I tell you about my life?
The name is Chris, BTW.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-05-2005, 06:46 PM
Hi Chris. I don't take viagra. Nice to meet you.

Say hi to Chris, Katherine... you don't take viagra do you? :eek:

Jack Heinlen
05-05-2005, 06:47 PM
A stark lack of subtlety. You said, Chris, that you hoped/thought this was about erection medicines. Katherine, knowing the thread was actually about triathelons, called you on it as weird. End of story.

See, pretty simple.

Chris Coose
05-05-2005, 06:49 PM
I'm pretty sure you are Katherine.

Jack Heinlen
05-05-2005, 06:56 PM
Chris said...

[QUOTEI'm pretty sure you are Katherine.[/QUOTE]

Oh, did I neglect to mention that? You're right, I'm Katherine. Of course, the actual Katherine might have something to say about it, but we'll ignore her.

I doubt it.

[ 05-05-2005, 08:59 PM: Message edited by: Jack Heinlen ]

05-05-2005, 07:55 PM
So Chris thinks Jack is me. Sorry Chris, but you're coming up short on that one too. :D

Memphis Mike
05-05-2005, 08:47 PM
Chris, you've been in top form lately! smile.gif


Jack Heinlen
05-05-2005, 08:56 PM
If you consider top form questioning accomplishment as viagra, and questioning my identity, tossing it off as Katherine's, yeah, top form.

Keep painting Sue, you have no future as a social critic.

05-05-2005, 09:00 PM
Hey Sue, what ya working on now?

Jack Heinlen
05-05-2005, 09:06 PM
Women are a different species.

Sue tosses out an insult, I respond, and Katherine is licking her toes. Very odd. It's a wonder we continue.

05-05-2005, 09:39 PM
Licking her toes? Gee Sue I hope you've had a pedicure. :D

Jack, I like Sue's work and don't see why every thread has to disolve into a petty argument.

So where ya hiding Jack? Come out, come out and play tongue.gif

[ 05-05-2005, 10:48 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]