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Sharp Endurance
November 1, 2015
9:15 pm
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Overlord Director Emperor Of Youth Stuff
Hamcat
Meows: 64
Snarking Since:
July 19, 2015

#ShutUpAndRun meowed

Deep Fried Salad meowed

I don't understand his blog and social media.  What does he do that he has that big of a following? 

Buys followers?

That would make sense. He buys his way into races so why not buy followers?

 

I'm just waiting for someone to call him out

November 2, 2015
4:55 am
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lena
Hamcat
Meows: 88
Snarking Since:
May 29, 2012

Running bloggers like this guy just get under my skin.  Like what exactly is so inspirational about setting a goal of 3:30 and then running a 4:40 and screaming to the high heavens about a five minute PR?  Like, wow, you ran a 4:40 marathon on your 27th try?  So inspirational!!!!!!!

Where are the running bloggers that are busting their asses in training and coming up big on race day?  I want to read them.  Instead it's dominated by guys and gals like this who are all about the bling and the parties and the meetups and the selfies and not much else.

November 12, 2015
12:49 pm
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#ShutUpAndRun
Cat
Meows: 17
Snarking Since:
September 12, 2013

Sharpie's latest post is about running a half that is almost all downhill in 2:06. His biggest brag is that he placed 16 in his age group. Top 20! He does conveniently forget to mention that there were only 26 people in his age group. But way to inspire! And thank God for the crowbarring another #WeRunSocial plug in there. For a minute I almost thought people stopped giving a crap about that.

November 12, 2015
3:58 pm
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Firiel
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 924
Snarking Since:
November 21, 2014

lena meowed
Running bloggers like this guy just get under my skin.  Like what exactly is so inspirational about setting a goal of 3:30 and then running a 4:40 and screaming to the high heavens about a five minute PR?  Like, wow, you ran a 4:40 marathon on your 27th try?  So inspirational!!!!!!!

Where are the running bloggers that are busting their asses in training and coming up big on race day?  I want to read them.  Instead it's dominated by guys and gals like this who are all about the bling and the parties and the meetups and the selfies and not much else.

He's run over 20 marathons and his PR is 4:40?  I just looked at his website, and he's pretty much built like a runner (which doesn't mean he's got natural talent, but still…).  What is this guy's problem?  Is he just completely incapable of pushing himself through even the smallest level of pain in order to make improvements?  Or maybe he just doesn't care?

How do people like this get Internet-famous?  Are people just desperate to worship mediocrity so they feel better about themselves? facepalm

November 17, 2015
8:39 am
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ss123
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 304
Snarking Since:
October 3, 2012

lena meowed
4:40:42.  PR by 5 minutes.  Tough break, Sharpie.  You were this close to hitting your 3:30 goal.  You'll get'em next year, kid.

It looks like he is taking your advice. Since he "missed his 3:30 goal" in NY, he is going for it at Boston. rolleyes

November 17, 2015
2:07 pm
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Flavored with broken dreams
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 900
Snarking Since:
February 20, 2014

This guy is so comically delusional.

November 17, 2015
2:45 pm
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starcruster
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2115
Snarking Since:
March 28, 2013

lena meowed
Running bloggers like this guy just get under my skin.  Like what exactly is so inspirational about setting a goal of 3:30 and then running a 4:40 and screaming to the high heavens about a five minute PR?  Like, wow, you ran a 4:40 marathon on your 27th try?  So inspirational!!!!!!!

Where are the running bloggers that are busting their asses in training and coming up big on race day?  I want to read them.  Instead it's dominated by guys and gals like this who are all about the bling and the parties and the meetups and the selfies and not much else.

There are quite a few of us on GOMI who put in the work, and actually make marked improvements from season to season, without all the stupid hashtags and need for constant validation.  A few blogs are linked in the big "26.2 training" thread, or you can search for the blogs Run Dolly Run, Jen's Best Life, Run Hare Run, and Hardly Awesome.  She's not a GOMI person, but you might also like SF Road Warrior or Two Little Runners.  

November 19, 2015
11:48 am
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runningforfun
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 574
Snarking Since:
June 4, 2014

Flavored with broken dreams meowed
This guy is so comically delusional.

I just read his NYC marathon race recap. Is this guy for real?

He uses the term "killed it" I have heard that term used by runners before.

What does he mean by that?

A 4:40 marathon time isn't exactly killing it, is it?

November 19, 2015
1:09 pm
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seriouslyplease
Hamcat
Meows: 153
Snarking Since:
August 2, 2013

runningforfun meowed

Flavored with broken dreams meowed
This guy is so comically delusional.

I just read his NYC marathon race recap. Is this guy for real?

He uses the term "killed it" I have heard that term used by runners before.

What does he mean by that?

A 4:40 marathon time isn't exactly killing it, is it?

So I have never read this blog before but had to peek after this conversation. 

WHAT. THE.

 

I'm not going to snark on the time, 4:40 and a PR. Good for you, cool. 

But your goal was 3:30 and you hit the half in 2:0X and you're all happy and excited and in awe of how well you are doing? More than 15 minutes off your goal only in the first half? I get we all b***h when someone makes excuses for a bad day (a la Jen Chooses Joy in this instance) by coming up with injuries or what not. But completely ignoring the whole missing your goal by 70 minutes at the finish and being stoked? Writing a whole blog report about how you killed it and had an amazing day- that is just as much fake bullshit. There's a middle ground called reality. You have a bad day, you can still have some good positive thoughts but still be realistic saying obviously it wasn't what you wanted.

December 9, 2015
9:28 am
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allthefeels
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 383
Snarking Since:
September 23, 2011

The birthday post. drool

December 9, 2015
12:20 pm
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rrca certified running coach
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 327
Snarking Since:
June 24, 2015

allthefeels meowed
The birthday post. drool

In case you were wondering, he has SO MUCH to be proud of!

God you would think this guy has a terminal illness the way he fatalistically recounts his life…NEWSFLASH, YOU'RE TERMINALLY MEDIOCRE. GTF over yourself.

December 9, 2015
12:38 pm
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#ShutUpAndRun
Cat
Meows: 17
Snarking Since:
September 12, 2013

allthefeels meowed

The birthday post. drool

Wow. His arm must be exhausted after all that patting of his own back.

December 9, 2015
4:52 pm
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Ima Runner
Hamcat
Meows: 109
Snarking Since:
December 9, 2015

allthefeels meowed
The birthday post. drool

My favorite quote; "Two and in April will be 3 Boston Marathon finishes! Man, you’re a damn machine!"

He has 2 (almost 3!) Boston Marathon finishes and YET he has 0 Boston Marathon qualifiers. I'm not impressed. 



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