Sometime during the mid or late 1980s, I remember my parents discussing a news report of a marathon run held in Australia during the height of summer. One runner, the focus of the report, had apparently run so long (without rehydrating? maintaining electrolyte balance? resting?) that their leg muscles denatured or "cooked" and parts of leg needed to be surgically removed. Is this real? Can anyone guide me to a news report or similar evidence? Case study? Exhibit of medical curios?
I have two more long runs before the actual race in March and I'd like to break in everything I plan to wear/take in the next week or so. Can you MeFi runners suggest some good gear? List of what I think I need inside. [more inside]
You are a jogger. You do not necessarily LIKE jogging. What is your headspace while jogging so that you keep going? [more inside]
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
My friend, who is a serious runner and has been having intense and un-fixable leg pain connected with running for the last few months, needs recommendations for high caliber sports medicine physicians in the Twin Cities metro area. She will likely be paying for appointments out of pocket (high deductible on her health insurance plan), so bonus points for more affordable or financially accommodating providers/practices. She is NOT looking for recommendations for a physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or anything else similar to that, strictly sports medicine folks. Who should she see?
Looking for a jacket to run in cold weather [more inside]
Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
Would you consider me a "runner?" [more inside]
Running Filter: I'm a clomper with flat feet. Arch/stability support + a flexible arch: Are these contradictory features? [more inside]
Which version of Blade Runner is the best to watch for somebody who has never seen it? [more inside]
I used to own blue shoe inserts for over pronation... except they weren't labeled. Any clue to what they might be called or where to buy them? Any alternate suggestions from fellow flat footers rollin' inwards? [more inside]
ObscureAudioFilter: Help me find an old audio snippet from Blade Runner from early Powerbook days [more inside]
Where can I get modern, bright or otherwise designy carpet runners online or in Southern California? Long, long, by-the-foot options preferred, but if I find something I like I might just buy several of the same one. Other relevant information: I am allergic to beige.
OldArcadeGameFilter: I'm trying to find a video/arcade game that my mom used to love back in the mid-1980s. [more inside]
Bladerunner theatrical release: did he or didn't he? Gorey details and [more inside]
There is a homestar runner cartoon that my wife and I were joking about this weekend... he is applying for a job or something and says "if you take a look at my resume" and pronounces it like resuming a download and not like a job resumé. Anyone know which cartoon this was in? [more inside]
How do you get work as a stringer? [more inside]