June 03, 2023

The Newest Running Guru is Slow AF and Proud of It: In 2018, Martinus Evans was on mile 16 of the New York City Marathon when someone yelled, "You're slow as fuck, buddy. Go home!" A year later, the 300-pound runner ran the marathon wearing a T-shirt of a smiling turtle that read "SLOW AF". Thus began the Slow AF Run Club, which now has 10,000 members. "I want everyone to know that they can run in the body they have right now," he said.

posted by rcade to other at 06:24 PM - 2 comments

This is inspiring. I could start a club for old men regardless of weight whose running gait has been reduced to a slo-mo crawl.

You've seen us out there. We're painful to watch. It's the All Geezer Bedroom Slipper Shuffle Club.

Are we actually running? It would take the late Doc Edgerton sequencing us on laboratory cameras to figure that out.

Could an intriguing trim retiree who eats sensibly and gets plenty of exercise blow right past us while brisk walking?

Absolutely. Leaving us in a cloud of pastel Patagonia dust with more questions than answers.

posted by beaverboard at 05:20 PM on June 04, 2023

In England old men play walking football. If they can do that surely we can slo-mo run.

In our heads we're much faster than we appear.

posted by rcade at 06:45 PM on June 04, 2023

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