training techniques for beer mile
Whether this qualifies for idiocy or stupidity, I'm not sure. No one has died running a beer mile.
Maybe the distance should be upped or should I say urped? One 'p' or two in 'urped' 'urpped'?
I will add this workout without naming names.
A friend in Ohio will do a 12 hours shift as an ER doctor and then she will finish it off with a twenty miler. I think that she has done some crazier ones than that, but I'll let her tell us. She also got trampled by a horse and ended up with a crushed sternum and walked back several miles to a road to get help. But I think that is survival not stupidity.
Back to Back 220's
Back in the mid 60s at Oklahoma U. Billy Calhoun of Dayton, OH was a two time indoor 440 yard champ. He may have shared the title once with Theron Lewis. Billy was the first guy to break 50 sec. on OU's notoriously cold indoor track "Pneumonia Downs" with a 48.6. Talk about stud.
Billy never ran in the NCAA outdoors, because he returned home to work at the GM plant in Dayton to support his family.
He was not shy about hard workouts on the track. One day we timed him at 9.9 seconds for 100 yards on our slow soft cinders. This was from a stand up position without the benefit of blocks. He then went on to do a set of 'back to back' 220s. This was done by running a 220 flat out in the neighborhood of 22 sec. or better. As soon as the runner stopped he went straight back to the line and did another. We're talking less than 15 seconds rest. Usually that ended the workout.