Aaron Trimble on Marathons

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“It is very difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.” – Aaron Douglas Trimble

  1. SlowRunner on September 3rd at 1:44 pm

    Actually, “It takes very little ability to run a marathon in the 21st century, and even less training”

  2. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on September 3rd at 3:48 pm


  3. Mark Iocchelli on September 3rd at 7:41 pm

    Just to clarify Aaron’s quote: It refers to how hard it is to be injured and not be able to train — to be left sidelined while watching friends keep on running.

  4. Aaron on September 3rd at 8:50 pm

    It seems like Adeel’s article on “50 Marathons in 50 days in not Impressive” is the driving force behind SlowRunner’s comment. I can assure you that my quote was meant as Mark stated in his comment – in my opinion, being sidelined due to injury is much more difficult to cope with than the physical pain of training for the marathon.

  5. SlowRunner on September 4th at 9:04 am

    I got the point of the quote.

    I was taking the opportunity to be sarcastic about Adeel’s opinion that marathons are easy for anyone who runs them slowly. The direct contradiction of the first line of this quote and the first line of Adeel’s piece amused me, and I pointed it out.

  6. Eyl Mersha on November 1st at 8:53 am

    Yo! This is whack dawg!