Jul 12

20 Insane Marathon Costumes (you thought 26.2 was hard in shorts)

You thought running 26.2 miles was a challenge?  Check out what these crazy marathoners wore for 26.2 miles. The top 20 insane marathon costumes.  Did we miss one?  Share it in the comments below.

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1. Just a Man in a Chicken Suit . . . NBD

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2. Storm Trooper Pushing Baby R2D2

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3. Superheros Getting a Workout

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4. Leprechauns Run Too

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5. Zombie Pirates on the Prowl

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6. Gorilla Man Loves Aid Station Bananas

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7. Lose the Lake?

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8. Sumo Guy Trying to Cut Weight

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9. His and Hers

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10. What The ?#$%

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11. Nurse Bertha

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12. Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

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13. Go Fred!

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14. There’s Something on Your Back

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15. 2 Men 1 Camel . . . 26 Miles

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16. Got Milk?

Dressing up is a staple of marathons all over, Brighton is no different. http://www.mattgrover.me.uk/

17. Getting Back to Nature

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18. Spam Man

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19. Need to Call Home

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20. Big Bird and Sonic Out For a Jog

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Image Credits: Stephen ToppDave HuntStephen ToppStephen Toppdarwin BellStephen ToppStephen Toppthomas_slyTom HarrisonHideya HAMANOShimelle LaineTom HarrisonTom HarrisonTom HarrisonMatt GroverChris WaitsPete Sheffield

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Jul 08

15 CRAZY Things Runners Say When They Talk to Themselves During Races

Runners are kinda strange people.  I can say that. . . I’m a runner.

We talk to ourselves.  I mean what else are we supposed to do during a 3, 4, or 5 hour race.

Here are the top 15 crazy things we say when we talk to ourselves during races.  Did I miss one? Share it below in the comments.

1. Seriously . . How the Hell is HE Passing Me?

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2. Smashing Water Cups Feels Pretty Bitchn’

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3. Yeah, I Should Have Worn the Band-Aids

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4. These Dumb Things Only Hold Like 1oz of Water . . . Now I Have to Carry This Belt for 24 More Miles

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5. I Paid HOW MUCH for This?

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6. Chicks Dig Marathoner

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7. Yeah . . . But I DO Get The FREE Shirt Right?

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8. The Race STARTS at Mile 20

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9. Dang . . .Everyone Else Is Wearing a Watch . . . Just Look at Wrist and Act Like I’m Pushing Buttons

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10. Maybe I Should Buy Shorter Shorts

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11. Hmm . . . Guess I Should Have Gotten Here Earlier

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12. Crap . . . I Should Have Used the Porta Potty 3 Miles Back

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13. So THIS Is “The Runners High”

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14. The Medal Better Be HUGE . . and My Friends Better be Jealous

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15. NEXT DAY: “Why Am I Signing Up For Another Race?”

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Photo Credits: Stephen Matthews, Alan StrakeysamwebsterRennett StoweZervasJeff MoriartyEdwin MartinezBrett WhaleyDamian, Nathan RupertTony AlterChris BarberMorten Siebuhr

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Jul 02

10 Grossest Things about Running (that no one tells you about)

1. Porta-Potty Paradise

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Pre-race lines for porta potties would make you think these little green toilets are gold lined and have silk toilet paper. If you want to go potty before a race you better plan on arriving to a race about 6 hours early to claim your spot in line.

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2. Running Red (chaffing, diaper rash, jock itch)

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I thought diaper rash was for babies?  After my first marathon I couldn’t figure out what was happening to me . . . then I discovered the miracle of Vaseline and Destine. Runners love to slather this goop on like there is no tomorrow.

3. Medals of Honor (massive post race blistering)

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If you have ever spent time with a marathoner, the topic of blisters has come up.  But we don’t just talk about them . . . we compare.  The winner is the idiot who had the biggest blister . . . P.S. I beat my wife!

4. Um . . . . bleeding nipples

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Ever see a guy run his first marathon. He is easy to spot. He will be the one with blood gushing down his shirt where his nipples used to be.

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5. Marathon Pedicure (toenails falling off)

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A runners favorite nail polish color is black and blue . . . then its no nail!  Don’t worry they do grow back.

6. Snot Rockets (who needs Kleenex)

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We have learned to master the art of shooting snot from our noses.  One of the joys of running is watching the newbie learn the skill.

7. Nectar of the Gods (GU energy gel)

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What could be more delicious than nectar thick carbohydrates in the flavor of “cardboard and sandpaper”.  These little packets of joy are perfect for making it impossible to swallow or talk for the next 3 miles.

8. Who needs Porta-Potties (yeah . . . we pee our pants a little bit)

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Where else can adults pee their pants and no one points and laughs.  All in the name of shaving 20 seconds off the time my friend!

9. Runners Trots ( . . . and sometimes we poop a little bit too)

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So . . . I guess a few people didn’t arrive in time to wait in the 6 hour porta potty lines!!!

10. Dehydration . . . Overhydration . . . Heat Stroke

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You will either drink to little, drink to much, or run when its way to damn hot!  No worries . . . it will make a sweet story on your next training run!

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Michael (a.k.a. moik) McCuldirvishCasey HelblingAndy CarvinDave HerholzThreeIfByBikeJohn Rees– EMR –GuyChristiana Care

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