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02-18-2012 01:22 AM
Edda
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

I know Ferru's coach, Javier Piles, is a marathon runner.

I would think both would be hard in their own way. I know I couldn't do either one.
02-17-2012 03:44 PM
Branimir
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

2003,

Please tell us more about marathon, fitness, Lance Armstrong and how tennis players are not even close as fit as the best runners. I have a feeling you left something out.
02-17-2012 02:22 PM
heya
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

only dummies think poor rogi can outlast and outwit injured marathon men.
02-17-2012 04:31 AM
BigJohn
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

I'd love it if Nole stopped tennis and started training for marethons.

It's a natural fit. He should consider it.
02-17-2012 04:23 AM
2003
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

They are also, very, very heavy for Distance runners.

As I said, most of the worlds elite Marathoners are not over 60KGS.

Infact some of them barely tip 50Kgs in their running gear.

Those extra kilos really would be a burden on the legs. A big burdon. Anything over 250 Metres watch them collapse.
02-17-2012 04:21 AM
2003
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

They wouldnt be able to finish it, they would end up going out too fast and walking a lot of it.

It doesnt matter how fit you are, nothing can compare your body for running 42.2km. Even if you were relatively fit heading into 25KM, it would very soon change, and those last 17KM will feel like double that.
02-17-2012 04:19 AM
2003
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

Fedal and Djoko Murray would be beyond Shit at the Marathon. Beyond shit.

Even Lance Armstrong only got a notch under 3 hours. And that was with a lot of training.

People were saying "oh he would run 2:06".

Sure, at his peak, he would have done better.

Id be amazed if any tennis player got under 3:30 for the marathon without any significant training.
02-17-2012 04:13 AM
BigJohn
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?



:semi:

02-17-2012 03:17 AM
munZe konZa
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

Would Federer run only with one hand because it's more elegant?
Do late matches cut into his love time with Mirka?
02-17-2012 01:50 AM
BigJohn
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

Nole would have a difficult time performing well at a marathon. How would he translate his skills (faking, cheating, bouncing) to the event. Plus, his secret weapon (injury time-out) would be a disadvantage. Wasting time would not help him win.

As far as Nadal is concerned, he would have to have his underwear surgically removed from his crack afterwards. Plus the bottle ritual would be difficult to manage.

I would not put my money on either of them.
02-17-2012 01:44 AM
BigJohn
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

Hats off to the mares.

02-16-2012 09:30 PM
heya
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

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Originally Posted by 2003 View Post
They arent even the most athletic or fit men in their own sport mate.

Athletic would probably be Monfills.

And fit, well, I still think Federer and Murray and Hewitt and Roddick are the most fit.

They dont waste as much time between points and are always eager to get on with the serve as quickly as possible.
a sweaty mess and invariably injured guy is not in the fittest category.
02-16-2012 09:21 PM
2003
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

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we were watching a contest in my opinion between to two most athletic and fit men on earth.
They arent even the most athletic or fit men in their own sport mate.

Athletic would probably be Monfills.

And fit, well, I still think Federer and Murray and Hewitt and Roddick are the most fit.

They dont waste as much time between points and are always eager to get on with the serve as quickly as possible.

And how could I forget Ferrer. That guy is just a fitness machine.
02-16-2012 08:31 PM
stewietennis
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

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I have seen people in tears, ive seen people throwing up, ive seen people doing the strangest limping I have ever seen after those events.

Havent seen that too much on a tennis court. Well not crying for that reason.
If you judge it by throwing up and limping after events then rugby players, 100m sprinters, greco roman wrestlers and gymnasts must not be very fit either.
02-16-2012 08:16 PM
heya
Re: Whats harder running a marethon or playing 5 sets over 6 hours?

federer wouldn't have the faintest idea. he'd need to be paid to pose for photos with champions.
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