patfarmerathlete38 karma2016-02-08 00:36:37 UTC
My least favorite condition is freezing cold and in particular the wind, I believe that wind is the greatest force on this earth. It's the most difficult force to deal with, you can't see it but it pushes you around like a marble on the playground. Ideally, anything else.
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patfarmerathlete22 karma2016-02-08 00:49:41 UTC
I would have to say being snuck into Canadian Parliament during the pole-to-pole run. I was invited by someone to the opening of parliament and I snuck in there in my runner shorts and sweaty t-shirt. The parliamentarian security ended up booting me out, but then straight afterwards some of the ministers came out to speak with me and have their photos taken with me.
patfarmerathlete21 karma2016-02-08 00:53:55 UTC
For a standard marathon which is 42km, it was 2 hours and 20 minutes, which I did in Japan. For an 80km marathon, I did it in 5 hours and 30 minutes.
patfarmerathlete17 karma2016-02-08 00:56:16 UTC
Katie: The biggest problems he had was that he a stress fracture during the Trans-American Foot Race. Other than that, he's body is clearly built for endurance otherwise he wouldn't have lasted 30 years. The biggest ailments he's had has been obvious things like blisters, which you need to deal with.
patfarmerathlete16 karma2016-02-08 01:54:41 UTC
Kevin: I can answer this one. Pat runs at a steady 10km/h and we dedicated about 12 hours a day to running. He generally aims for about 80km a day, but it will vary if we have commitments at schools, press conferences or function along the way. It's also very important he have regular breaks in the between and so a typical run could last the whole 12 hour block. It's a marathon, not a race, and so while he can go faster he needs to pace himself so he can get up the next morning and do it again.
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