Originally Posted by arob
So there is this guy I know who wants to make a documentary
about 'hitting the wall'
He says that when runners ‘hit the wall’ its not just physical exhaustion – it’s your brain running out of brain sugar too, which is, apparently an intensely personal experience...
It always makes me wonder about the Greeks. Makes me wonder about my brain… makes me wonder what exactly happens when my brain ‘hits the wall’?
Your friend is too late. The whole drama was recently played out in the movies – David Schwimmer’s British Comedy Run Fat Boy Run
where the wall was actually envisioned by Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead
fame. It’s very funny. And he makes it over the wall on will power – not carbs by the way.