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Any Trapshooting Marathon Runners Out There?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by GW22, Nov 21, 2010.

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  1. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    I have trouble motivating myself to lose weight via diet alone so, despite my non-runner body, this past summer I decided to pretend I was young again and lose a few pounds by training for a marathon. After I completed the 26-miler, a portly pal at the trap club suggested that a trapshooter running a marathon was so odd and unusual that it was likely to upset the natural balance of the entire universe.

    So am I the only kook on TS.com who has risked destroying the cosmos? Reveal yourselves.

    -Gary
     
  2. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

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    Gary.....How long would it take me to run from Tampa to the Silver Dollar?

    LMAO...
     
  3. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    Something tells me you're not going to find too many trapshooters who want to drive 26 miles let alone run it. Nice achievement on your part.
     
  4. GW22

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    Two Dogs: Be a friend, you Canuck, and don't spoil the fun ;)

    -Gary
     
  5. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    There's a guy here who wrote a book about it.



    It helped me become a better marathon runner than I was before, so I think it was worth the price.
     
  6. crustygalloot

    crustygalloot TS Member

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    am at this time training to run a half marathon in the spring then the whole thing later in the year. was training 3 years ago until cardiac arrest then double bypass & a defibulator got in the way. it is a long road back but am on the way again. congrats on your accomplishment! Robin
     
  7. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Buzz-Gun: Who are you talking about and what's the name of his book?

    Robin: Thanks and Good Luck on your comeback. You sound like a determined road warrior.

    -Gary
     
  8. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Marathon runners are too skinny to be good trapshooters!
     
  9. GW22

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    Ahab: I've been called a lot of things in my life, but skinny isn't one of them, LOL.

    -Gary
     
  10. mxrider458

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    I wouldn't say marathoner, but when I raced MX a few years ago, I ran 5 miles a day, and mountain bike 15 miles a day, 6 days a week. Did this for 2 years straight after I broke my leg racing. I was in the best shape of my life, at 36 years old. After another bad crash with busted ribs, and a bruised lung, I walked away. Now I have problems running 1 mile, but slowly getting back into it, mostly ellipticle workouts.
     
  11. Jack L. Smith

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    When I was 42 I severed my achilles tendon and had a complete surgical repair. Recovery included some jogging but I got sucked into the voetex of running and 2.5 years later I ran the Philadelphia marathon in 3:43:12, at age 44. That will probably be my only one. I enjoyed it but my hip started making sounds so loud, people around me were asking what that squeeking noise was. ?

    I was not shooting a lot of trap then (1999) but I am back into Trap now and I shoot ATA targets mostly. I attended the PA state shoot the last two years but I would not like to run very far there, as Elysburg is in a very hilly area.

    I do not weigh the same as I did in 1999.

    jack in PA
     
  12. GW22

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    Jack: Wow, a complete achilles tendon tear is one of the nastiest injuries to overcome, and to do your first marathon after that is an incredible accomplishment. I salute you, Sir.

    -Gary
     
  13. Tommy67

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    I began running almost 20 years ago when I quit smoking. I traded the smoking habit for a trapshooting habit. I have completed one marathon, and multitudes of runs from 5K to 1/2 marathon.

    Tom
     
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