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[Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win

 
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[Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« on: July 01, 2009, 08:03:04 AM »

http://www.theage.com.au/...-obama-20090701-d55w.html

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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 08:10:47 AM »

Riiight.....sub-four?......oh wait.....

  http://www.freerepublic.c.../focus/news/2074834/posts

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Sarah Palin not only finished Anchorage's 2005 Humpy’s Marathon , but with a blazing time of 3:59:36, fourth in her age group, and only 9 1/2 minutes off the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon .


That's actually pretty damn good. But if BO gave up the cigs I think he could take her today.

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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 08:37:12 AM »

Obama's got the Kenyan thing going for him, but the cigs probably are enough to wipe out that advantage.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 08:44:52 AM »

Full interview from the August edition:

http://www.runnersworld.c...-243-410--13221-0,00.html


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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 03:02:55 PM »


Interesting that you'vepicked this article out of an Australian newspaper.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 05:38:10 PM »

Not that I think the folks over at Freep might be drinking the Palin Koolaid, but the real story is that 3:59 was her time for the HALF marathon, which is still a pretty good clip for 45 year old woman.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 06:34:04 PM »

Not that I think the folks over at Freep might be drinking the Palin Koolaid, but the real story is that 3:59 was her time for the HALF marathon, which is still a pretty good clip for 45 year old woman.

Seriously?
Uh, I can walk  13 miles in 4 hours, easily.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 06:57:39 PM »

Not that I think the folks over at Freep might be drinking the Palin Koolaid, but the real story is that 3:59 was her time for the HALF marathon, which is still a pretty good clip for 45 year old woman.

It was the first article that came up in my Google search. Go to the Runners World article I linked (it's the source article for her claim on beating Obama) and it's referenced as a marathon.

And Aske's right. 3:59 is basically walking for a 1/2.

edit:  here is where you can search for results and she did indeed run a 3:59 marathon:

http://www.marathonguide....rowse.cfm?MIDD=1369050821
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 10:25:49 PM »

Not that I think the folks over at Freep might be drinking the Palin Koolaid, but the real story is that 3:59 was her time for the HALF marathon, which is still a pretty good clip for 45 year old woman.

Seriously?
Uh, I can walk  13 miles in 4 hours, easily.


Then do it.

Seriously.

Then get back to me on how 'Easy' it was.

I don't think it's as easy as you think it is, and I've walked farther than that in less time under ALOT more stressful conditions.



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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 10:27:21 PM »

Not that I think the folks over at Freep might be drinking the Palin Koolaid, but the real story is that 3:59 was her time for the HALF marathon, which is still a pretty good clip for 45 year old woman.

Seriously?
Uh, I can walk  13 miles in 4 hours, easily.


Then do it.

Seriously.

Then get back to me on how 'Easy' it was.

I don't think it's as easy as you think it is, and I've walked farther than that in less time under ALOT more stressful conditions.



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I've run a 10k and was on my HS  XC team.  Although I was elite in neither, I fully understand/appreciate what a 13 miler is.  And I could easily walk it.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 10:31:32 PM »

Are you a 45 year old?

I'd guess she can do the half EASILY, and I was TOTALLY NOT KIDDING when I suggested that if somebody gave her a fresh kill, she'd know EXACTLY how to make clothing out of it.

She's really, really easy to bash, but come on now.
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Re: [Politics/Religion] Palin claims she can run against Obama and win
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 05:12:36 AM »

I should know better when to get out of a thread but this is one topic that I do feel I have more than a bit of expertise in. A 1/2 marathon in 4 hours for someone in reasonable fitness is really not that difficult to accomplish.

My wife who was never a runner got talked into running a 1/2 two years ago. She trained about 12 weeks and ran a 2:22. She was 45.

A quick search of the last 1/2 I ran last August showed that of the 119 women 40-49, only two finished over 3 hours.

The numbers from the 1/2 in Fargo in May when I ran my marathon are even more impressive. 218 of 220 women aged 45-49 finished in 3:55 or less with 180 of them under 3:00.



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