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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/health/research/12musc.html?ref=health" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/he...tml?ref=health</a><br><br>
I admit...<br>
I read the NYT when I'm procrastinating at work.<br><br>
but, sometimes, you run across some interesting information.<br><br>
The implications of this article are quite compelling.
 

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<b>“Maybe this is a protective mechanism,” he said. “Maybe fatigue is saying that you are getting ready to go into a danger zone. So it is cutting you off. If you could will yourself to run as fast and as long as you could, some people would run until they keeled over and died.”</b><br><br><br>
hmm. I know a few people like that. Hopefully not die but definitely keel over.<br>
Brings an interesting question to mind. How often do you push past fatigue into exhaustion? I know there are some raging type A's in the room. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ok....<br>
All y'all Type A's....get those hand up!<br>
We know you're in here<br>
(*shining flashlight into the deepest corners of the room*)<br><br>
I was just talking with a friend of mind who said she was a little OCD about her running routines......it brought to mind the thread from awhile back where I think pretty much everyone said that to some extent, we're all OCD about what we do.
 

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Nice find.<br><br>
I take enough Tums, I should have plenty of extra calcium. Why can't I run forever?
 

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I was just thinking that!<br>
Only....I replaced tums with milk.<br><br>
:S
 

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Was just about to post this - <i>I keep reading reference to Type A on here. please advise: What is type A?</i><br><br>
So did a wiki instead; and found this.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_A_personality" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_A_personality</a><br><br>
no such thing apparently.
 

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There is a girl, I call her <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>ultra</i></span>-marathon girl, which to this group will sound wrong.She is not in fact an ultra girl. But most folks don't know terms so it works. I do this because she is type A to the extreme.<br>
4BM would recognise her from local events.<br>
She cracks me up. not only is she extreme in her running and lifting (the day I met her (at like noon) she had raced in a 5k and a 10k that morning as there was no local long run race. And she was at the gym lifting and kinda pissy about it already being noon.<br>
Everything about her proves how un-type A I am. What is that Type B? Type Z? When she trains her clients she out lifts them. Because "why should I go lite just to make them feel better" o.k.? She power-walks faster than I run. Literally. She will do back to back marathons for fun. She says things to her children (who are way fast too for 5 year olds- uh, they can beat me) "of course you are still hungry. You didn't have a complete protein. You should have asked me for a hard boiled egg with your xyz. We have company picnics. Her family will sit and not eat while we all do. I desperately want to sneak the kids a cookie. They have the strictest diet. No sugar, no refined anything, nothing frozen, nothing packaged. She won't play in our "fun games" because we are not serious enough. What's the point in serious drunken sand volleyball? Last winter we ran a bit together (T.M's) when we'd drop the kids off I'd hand mine a banana a little yogurt cup and some granola. She'd break out.....wait I got way off track.<br>
She's type A and I am not. My muscles fatigue long before hers. I'm a zen runner to her double watches. It is a very interesting comparison between girls who on paper look very similar. The last race we raced together I almost doubled her time. We were both sick. Afterwards she was mad her 6:05/ 6:10's weren't more even. I was staring at soccer players and it took a whole banana for my brain to compute what she was complaining about. What? 6's? ........... Oh yeah, but did you see the cool shirt I got?
 

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Type X. Generation X. X games. X factor. I think they are trying to pigeon hole me.<br>
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If I was a boomer I'd be worried about what your lackadaisical, out side the box, mellow, free thinking kids were going to do to me.
 

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<a href="http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/TypeA-B-intro.html" target="_blank">http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/TypeA-B-intro.html</a><br><br>
Here is a personality test, modified for college students, that can give you a reasonable idea about your personality type. The original test was designed to predict coronary heart disease, and was later found to be inaccurate. It's fun, nontheless.
 

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<b>"Dr. Nieman removed snips of thigh muscle from all the athletes ..."</b><br><br>
OUCH!! Excuse me? Where did they find these volunteers?<br><br>
"Please cut into my leg so that I can take time off from training to recover from this nasty cut and also try to regrow some of that missing muscle tissue." <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
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242...so pretty Type A <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Muscle biopsies are scary to watch....I imagine they are pretty bad to actually go through!!! Picture big syringes pulling out "columns" of muscle fiber. Doh! No thanks.... But I don't think it's terrible to recover from (course I've never had one...)
 

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202. I think my dope smoking days hurt me a bit <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Notice: Not a single person here said "OMG, A 3 hour ride TWO DAYS IN A ROW?!?!"<br><br>
Secondly, ok any physiologists out there? Could this calcium leaking be excreted into blood (of course) and then urine (anyone? anyone?)? This might explain part of my kidney stone adventure. Always had calcium excretion levels that are too high. Also, I guess NORMAL people (I'm not of course) who excete at those levels are "genetically" predisposed to stone. I put "'s there because now I challenge that. Maybe they're just more active and/or are leaking calcium more than others.<br><br>
I'm NOT a big calcium intake guy (or wasn't) and how much i took in seemed to have little to no impact on how much came out (no clue, maybe it attached to my butt? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)<br><br>
very curious
 

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Is 289 good, or bad? I think it's bad. Maybe it's good. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Ya, I'm with Sally, where did they get the volunteers?<br><br>
I'd like to read the actual research study rather than the translated article...
 

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232...judging by the other scores posted, I wonder if anyone will rate below the 200 point barrier in here <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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