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Old 07-03-2019, 12:07 AM   #7626
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Re: The Realities of Natty Training: Loco qualifies to Boston at the Chicago Marathon

I have priority on American and Southwest, cuts the line anyway.

International way faster now that everything is computerized, only FLL is slow.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:28 AM   #7627
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I have priority on American and Southwest, cuts the line anyway.

International way faster now that everything is computerized, only FLL is slow.
Advantage is more than just line cuts. Not getting precheck for someone who flies as much as you seem to is a donk move. Everyone I know who flies enough to have status on multiple airlines has precheck.

I guess in a way I guess your response is classic H&F. Donk does donk stuff, is given easy advice not to donk, but decides to donk anyway.

I guess everyone has their donk spots. Fortunately for you, this one isn't nearly as big as the ones we normally see around here, so not really that big a deal.

If you every want to fix your security line pants problem, just know that there is an easy way.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:44 AM   #7628
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Re: The Realities of Natty Training: Loco qualifies to Boston at the Chicago Marathon

One of my friends got it and said it's the greatest thing ever. Sure is, if you don't have priority on multiple airlines.

I get their same line except I have to take my shoes off. Lol.

If they wouldn't freak out about poker chips, then for sure I would get. I have lost a flight because chips get flagged a lot for manual inspection.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:52 AM   #7629
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My protein bars get flagged a lot too. And so do my dog's treats. Solve that, not belt and shoes. Lol.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:13 AM   #7630
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One of my friends got it and said it's the greatest thing ever. Sure is, if you don't have priority on multiple airlines.

I get their same line except I have to take my shoes off. Lol.

If they wouldn't freak out about poker chips, then for sure I would get. I have lost a flight because chips get flagged a lot for manual inspection.
So, a couple of posts ago you're asking what precheck is for? And now you've got a friend who has told you all about how great it is? Not sure what to make of that.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's not a written policy, but my experience is that they're more lax in general with the precheck line. I'm pretty sure that you'd be hassled a lot less overall for chips and everything else. Call me crazy, but it seems like it's at least worth a try.

But you know how this goes. Donk gonna donk.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:22 AM   #7631
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Late to the party, great job man!
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:05 AM   #7632
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Depending on your proximity to an international airport it could be way more than 1-2 hours.

That being said, I only go 1-3x a year to the US and have considered it myself (TSA pre has like zero value for me).

OTOH the self serve kiosks are pretty fast now, I usually clear customs before I can grab my baggage, so not sure giving up some of my free time to use a special line is that worthwhile.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:05 AM   #7633
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Re: The Realities of Natty Training: Loco qualifies to Boston at the Chicago Marathon

They're doing global entry interviews that you can schedule attached to your international travel now, so no extra trip to the airport. And apparently due to budget stuff, those are easier and faster to schedule than at other locations (assuming you're in a city that even has other locations).

Global Entry should be a no brainier for loco.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:09 AM   #7634
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Re: The Realities of Natty Training: Loco qualifies to Boston at the Chicago Marathon

For me a couple flights getting taken down a year would be worth it to give up all this security theater bull****.

In running related news I had some blood drawn yesterday and went on a run afterwards. Folks, it was bad. Who knew such a little amount of blood could turn what was supposed to be an easy run into pain.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:53 AM   #7635
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Depending on your proximity to an international airport it could be way more than 1-2 hours.
Basically what cit said. Also that estimate was somewhat loco-specific. With the amount of travel he does around the country, he'll almost certainly end up in an airport with an enrollment center in the course of his normal travel, so he can do it then.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:53 AM   #7636
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Ya, I'm in a marginal spot IMO on whether the utility is worth it and I never go through security in a major airport. Think I'll take a domestic flight for the first time in half a decade. And I don't want to add in an extra couple hours of layover to have a chat about whether I'm a terrorist to bump a 16hr trip to 18-19hr. And I rarely travel to the US solo.

Despite all that I may yet bite the bullet and go through some form of minor suffering to save myself a few minutes at some distant point in the future.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:01 PM   #7637
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7/3
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4 miles 34:00
129 avg

Still a bit sore but the aerobic engine feeling strong and recovered.

I got this mile program by this Willis guy that I am thinking of running. First I have to run a balls out mile. Yuck, do not want. Might be weeks before I run it.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:36 PM   #7638
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Re: The Realities of Natty Training: Loco qualifies to Boston at the Chicago Marathon

What’s our guess on the Loco BF scale? -~9.5%?
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:55 PM   #7639
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Nah, I still think I am over 12%. Maybe even 14.

That's why I was thinking of running Boston at 149.

Fat. Cut.

If I knew for a fact I was sub10, I would not cut any more weight. So maybe I should get water dunked since that's the only bodyfat exam I have not had. But I don't know how accurate that shiet is, probably fake.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:04 AM   #7640
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No way 14%, come on man.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:48 PM   #7641
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Was talking to someone last week who started running in her 30s after having a couple of kids. She's qualified for Boston three times and got in twice. She said the first time she ran Boston she was crying for the first 10 minutes she was so overwhelmed by being there. Now she's 51 and doing triathlons and training to do an ironman. Had lots to talk about thanks to your log.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 AM   #7642
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Been dicking around for a couple of weeks. First week after the marathon got only 7 miles. Didn't feel 100% til probably 9 days after the marathon. Mainly really tight calves. Last week I got 18 miles and started feeling really good.

That was the big problem with scheduling Mt Hood Marathon. If it had been 18 weeks out, I could take it easy for a few weeks and go straight into Chicago Marathon training. Instead I am only 13 weeks out from Chicago.

Most likely going to mail it in. Gonna train for a fast mile in DC in September and get a couple of long runs. And then run Chicago at whatever the weather dictates. I just realized there is zero reason to requalify for Boston at Chicago (Chicago is 2021 BQ qualifier). I can requalify to Boston 2021 at Boston 2020. My guess is I run Chicago for shiets and giggles and to accompany my sister. Maybe hit an easy 3:20.

New York requires a 2:58 marathon for qualification, pretty tough to average 6:48 for 26 miles. But it requires it at a new York sanctioned race, that blows. The better option is running a 1:24 half in new york in March and that would get me into new York. Then retire from marathons (only to unretire in my 50s to get London and Tokyo).




Arms bigger than legs. Lowerbody of a 145 pound marathon runner. Disappointing, maybe the mile training will help a little.
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You're down to 145?
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