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MarathonMike

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Never waste a hill. Oct 16, 2016

    1. william the wie
    2. HaShev
      HaShev
      Stay away from bond funds due to lowest rates ever= means it has only 1 direction which will tank the bonds values and chase people out of the funds causing extreme volatility due to lack of liquidity and portfolios being dumped.
      Preferred funds are also at their peek.
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    3. HaShev
      HaShev
      Pimco, Western Assets, have steady stable exchange traded funds, as does Black Rock. Some Blackrock funds are stable and some are head scratchers to why they don't hold up.
    4. MindWars
      MindWars
      Just heard the coronavirus is in Mesa thought I would let you know. I also heard someone say they went to home depot saw to Chinese students buying cases of masks. They are waiving inspection for them etc and sending them back to China LOL..
      1. MarathonMike
        MarathonMike
        Yes I think that's the ASU student that recently traveled to China.
        Jan 27, 2020
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      MindWars
      1. MarathonMike
        MarathonMike
        Oh sure that was big news! I haven't heard much about it since. The idea of it is cool but it could easily turn into a Big Brother nightmare.
        Dec 8, 2019
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    6. ChemEngineer
      ChemEngineer
      3:06 at Long Beach. 1:30 first half split and 1:36 second, about as good as you can leave it all out there.
      I was 38. Trying to go sub 3, I developed bone spurs and hurt so much that my lack of good sense finally occurred to me. I was running 80 miles a week. Way too much.
      1. MarathonMike
        MarathonMike
        That's really fast! I know lots of marathon runners but only 3 that went sub 3 hours. Wow 80 miles a week, I rarely top 40. I think I want to do one more and try to win my age division. But I also golf and don't want to screw my self up so we'll see.
        Nov 24, 2019
    7. ChemEngineer
      ChemEngineer
      Two thoughts. One, my beloved wife started me walking with her years ago. Walking with your beloved is fantastic for several reasons not least of which it's exercise appropriate for older folks. Also she bought a stationary recumbent bike we put in the family room to use while watching Democrat Insanity on television.
      1. MarathonMike
        MarathonMike
        My wife and I went on a short run yesterday and we do walks a couple times a week. Fully agree it's great to get out in the air and we seem to talk more during walks which is a good thing.
        Nov 24, 2019
    8. ChemEngineer
      ChemEngineer
      Marathon Mike, I must ask what is your marathon P.R. I did too many marathons and long training weeks and developed atrial fibrillation in addition to wearing out the cartilage in my knees. So cut back now while you're still young and healthy. Great Post I just winnered, by the way.
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      2. MarathonMike
        MarathonMike
        Thanks ChemE! I'm a software engineer retired. Pretty old but at 62 knees are still good for some reason. I started when I was 43 and my PR was 3:28 at Boston. I ran a 3:35 early this year but have a hip issue that is concerning so I've been doing shorter runs lately. Thanks for the input on marathon running I may be done, we'll see how this hip thing works out. -Mike
        Nov 24, 2019
    9. william the wie
      william the wie
      thanks for the rep
    10. william the wie
      william the wie
      thanks for the rep
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