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arob 03-20-2008 02:09 AM

Marathon runners, what happens when you hit the wall?
 
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...

Is it?

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’?

Acie 03-20-2008 07:44 AM

Give 'em a packet of energy gel and they'll be fine.

fancylad 03-20-2008 07:57 AM

I run quite a bit. I usually "hit the wall" after about 40 minutes. Not sure about the chemistry of hitting the wall, but it doesn't feel nice!

INSIDER 03-20-2008 11:55 AM

any of you guys ever get "runner's diarhea"....
i got that once... my body was so exhausted inside i got crazy shits... and was on the toilet for like 30 minutes, nonstop.

i heard its a normal thing for newbies.

fancylad 03-20-2008 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 19641)
any of you guys ever get "runner's diarhea"....
i got that once... my body was so exhausted inside i got crazy shits... and was on the toilet for like 30 minutes, nonstop.

i heard its a normal thing for newbies.

uhhh no.

but i did have a case of diarrhea once while on a jog as a result of some bad food eaten earlier.

bad times.

I made it in the exact nick of time to a Coffee time donut shop and blatantly diregarded the Washroom for customers only sign.

Acie 03-20-2008 12:14 PM

Ever get all of your hockey stuff on and then have to flip a trout? :(

INSIDER 03-20-2008 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACIEEARL40 (Post 19648)
Ever get all of your hockey stuff on and then have to flip a trout? :(

hahahah, yes!
i remember i got changed late and just finished dressing as my team got on the ice... i had to take a dump but decided i'd hold it...
i had a shit sitting right in my ass for the entire game it was terrible.
luckily i have a powerful sphincter! hahahahahaha
i never did that again...

Acie 03-20-2008 01:29 PM

I almost had an accident walking home from work about two months ago. It's about a 45 minute walk and about half way through it hit me. It came and went in waves where I really had to go and then suddenly I felt like I could make it. I decided not to stop because at this point I was in a residential area and I would've had to knock on some random persons door and ask them to use their toilet. I made it most of the way until finally about three blocks from home it was inevitable I was going to go in my pants. I decided to make a last ditch attempt to make it home and started sprinting. My girlfriend had decided to start walking from home to meet me and then walk back with me. She was still on our street and saw me turn the corner and said judging by the panicked/scared look on my face she expected a 20 foot monster to be chasing me. I ran right by her and barely got out "I've got to shit". I made it home and it was the greatest sense of relief I've ever experienced. Last time I try and get some exercise/be environmentally conscious.

fancylad 03-20-2008 01:36 PM

:haha::haha::haha:


this thread has turned into absolute fucking hilarity!!!

Benzo 03-20-2008 01:53 PM

I pissed on the bench once.....in a water bottle...couldnt wait.

INSIDER 03-20-2008 02:11 PM

hahahaha, it does come in waves eh ACie... its like you're pregnant and are having contractions....

i have a similar story, but it wasnt me, it was my friend who it happened to.... although it involved me.

me and my friend were walking home from highschool and it hit him... badly. we were about 10 minutes from my house and he was in major pain... he got to the point where he couldnt walk, he said he would explode in his pants if he moved. i looked up and noticed we were standing right outside the house of this girl i had a MAJOR crush on...
my friend didnt know her, but i did, and he begged me to ask if he could use her toilet... i was so embarrased, i didnt want to have to do it... but looking at my friends face, i knew he only had seconds before liftoff.
i ran up to her house and rang the doorbell... she answered and looked so good... i turned red.
i asked her if my friend could use her bathroom; it was an emergency... she was like "uh, ya i guess he..." and before she could finish her sentance he pushed her out of the way and ran into her home... he jumped into the bathroom and slammed the door shut.
i was so embarrased...
we started making small talk... i was really nervous cause i liked her so much and never really said much to her other than hi and bye...
just as it got awkwardly silent, the sounds of farts and plops filled the room.... my buddy began ripping diarrhea farts and splashes! i almost died from embarrasment... she kind of made a funny/disgusted face and i tried to talk loud to cover up the fart noises...
by the end my buddy lets out a big "ahhhhhhhhhh oh yeahhhh", and i dont know whether to run out of the house in embarrasment or laugh my ass off.
i chose the latter and began laughing histerically.
he finished up and opened the door to me laughing and her disgusted... just as i started calming down, he thanked her and the fumes came out of that bathroom with enough power to kill an elderly person... it was like a can of mustard gas exploded in there... i ran out of the house and my buddy strolled out like he just killed a lion.
during my scramble to get air, i heard her say something like "oh my god!!!", by the time i caught my breath and went back to say bye, she slammed the door and i couldnt redeem myself...
needless to say we never ended up getting together...
but whatever. it was funny.

Dr. J. Naismith 03-20-2008 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACIEEARL40 (Post 19685)
I almost had an accident walking home from work about two months ago. It's about a 45 minute walk and about half way through it hit me. It came in went in waves where I really had to go and then suddenly I felt like I could make it. I decided not to stop because at this point I was in a residential area and I would've had to knock on some random persons door and ask them to use their toilet. I made it most of the way until finally about three blocks from home it was inevitable I was going to go in my pants. I decided to make a last ditch attempt to make it home and started sprinting. My girlfriend had decided to start walking from home to meet me and then walk back with me. She was still on our street and saw me turn the corner and said judging by the panicked/scared look on my face she expected a 20 foot monster to be chasing me. I ran right by her and barely got out "I've got to shit". I made it home and it was the greatest sense of relief I've ever experienced. Last time I try and get some exercise/be environmentally conscious.

:haha: Hands down the funniest thing I've read in ages. Thanks ACIE.

Thing is, I've been in your shoes more often than not. :(

Claudius 03-20-2008 02:20 PM

This thread has made my boring ass afternoon. Thank you guys.

fancylad 03-20-2008 02:21 PM

those are some good stories falleas.

BTW. Benzo, why the hell did you use a bottle?! Just go off to the side to some trees or something.

Acie 03-20-2008 02:22 PM

LMAO @ Insider.

I've got a million of good shit stories (I always get the Dumb and Dumber type of scoots at the most inappropriate times), but I don't want to bore and/or grosss y'all out. lol

Belsius 03-20-2008 06:24 PM

:haha:Insider and ACie, all I can say is thank you:cheers2:

ryanson 03-26-2008 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arob (Post 19571)
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...

Is it?

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.


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