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Posted: 4/1/2012 10:59:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 11:04:20 AM EDT by DesignatedMarksman]
ABC News Story

Searchers have found the body of ultrarunner Micah True, who went missing last week after going on a 12-mile run in southwest New Mexico's Gila National Forest.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:20:28 AM EDT
something ironic may be afoot.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:23:20 AM EDT
I'm guessing heart attack.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:25:35 AM EDT
Guess he ran out of time...
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:30:57 AM EDT


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Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:38:48 AM EDT
Cougar
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:39:59 AM EDT
That sucks. At least he went out doing something that he loved.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:40:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Cougar


that far from the bars? oh wait, the other kind of cougar. my bad....
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:41:15 AM EDT
Jim Fixx?
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:13:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Cougar


Here in New Mexico, we call them mountain lions.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:16:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm guessing heart attack.


He did have a history of seizures, which isn't uncommon for boxers.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:16:59 PM EDT
This is why I am not an ultrarunner or just plain runner
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:21:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By alc1343:
Guess he ran out of time...


Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:43:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm guessing heart attack.


Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:45:14 PM EDT
Running isn't really all that good for you...
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:46:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zeke013:
Jim Fixx?

I have an original first edition autographed copy of his "Complete Book of Running". He died at 42 I think. He also wrote some mind puzzler books.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:55:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
That sucks. At least he went out doing something that he loved.


This. RIP
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 12:58:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 12:59:09 PM EDT by Stock_Pile]
Always a shock when a perfectly healthy athlete (at least by outward appearances) dies of a heart attack.
Some people live a life of abuse (not to name names but ... Keith Richards) and are as indestructible as coach roaches.
Then others live a clean life with healthy habits and are dead by 30.

My only advice is ... know your God because we never know when it's our time.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:01:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Running isn't really all that good for you...
I used to tell the First Sergeant the same thing, but he would never listen.



Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:04:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Running isn't really all that good for you...


Nope. It's not.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:39:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By zeke013:
Jim Fixx?

I have an original first edition autographed copy of his "Complete Book of Running". He died at 42 I think. He also wrote some mind puzzler books.


You're thinking of James Fixx. This was Michael Randall Hickman, aka Micah True, aka Caballo Blanco, aka the Gringo Indio.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:42:13 PM EDT
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:43:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By zeke013:
Jim Fixx?

I have an original first edition autographed copy of his "Complete Book of Running". He died at 42 I think. He also wrote some mind puzzler books.


You're thinking of James Fixx. This was Michael Randall Hickman, aka Micah True, aka Caballo Blanco, aka the Gringo Indio.


I'm sure that's how he wanted to go, but probably not so soon.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:43:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 1:43:48 PM EDT by AV1611]
Going to have to go with "running isn't really that good for you" or, "there are much better exercises out there". I'd take swimming or bicycling any day over running. Too hard on the feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine.

AV1611 out.....
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:45:14 PM EDT
not a problem with running.
problem with running 200 miles a week with no medical care on dangerous trails.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:52:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
not a problem with running.
problem with running 200 miles a week with no medical care on dangerous trails.


We run for specific professional reasons.

When I was a PL I kept trying to get my NCOs to plan a day of PT that would consist of walking up and down three flights of stairs in full gear.

I don't care how much you run, that is a fucking workout.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:53:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stock_Pile:
Always a shock when a perfectly healthy athlete (at least by outward appearances) dies of a heart attack.
Some people live a life of abuse (not to name names but ... Keith Richards) and are as indestructible as coach roaches.
Then others live a clean life with healthy habits and are dead by 30.

My only advice is ... know your God because we never know when it's our time.


Ultra running isn't exactly healthy.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:54:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:01:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
not a problem with running.
problem with running 200 miles a week with no medical care on dangerous trails.


We run for specific professional reasons.

When I was a PL I kept trying to get my NCOs to plan a day of PT that would consist of walking up and down three flights of stairs in full gear.

I don't care how much you run, that is a fucking workout.


The problem with army running is we run too fast for too short a period of time.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:03:53 PM EDT
Until recently my Battery was running two miles twice a week at a 7:00 pace.

Now we are running about 14 miles total at 8:00 and 9:00 paces.

Much, much better.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:06:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Until recently my Battery was running two miles twice a week at a 7:00 pace.

Now we are running about 14 miles total at 8:00 and 9:00 paces.

Much, much better.


indeed.
More miles, slower is much safer and healthier.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:11:48 PM EDT
I still think that rowing is the best workout for overall fitness, with the lowest potential health risks.

Keep in mind, not only am I a slow runner, but I tore my ankle up on a slow run and it was six months before I could run properly.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:14:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


Ebonics for evacuate.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 6:17:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bud:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


Ebonics for evacuate.


Extricate?
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 6:30:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 6:33:35 PM EDT by BatchelorGroda]
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


I watched 127 Hours tonight...Did not look like a fun way to go out.

Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Originally Posted By Bud:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


Ebonics for evacuate.


Extricate?


Extricate would still means he is trapped and that they need to remove him from something.

Evacuate MIGHT be a correct term, but I like "Extract" a little more.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 6:42:34 PM EDT
Either way, I did 8 miles tonight for Caballo.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 6:48:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


I watched 127 Hours tonight...Did not look like a fun way to go out.

Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Originally Posted By Bud:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


Ebonics for evacuate.


Extricate?


Extricate would still means he is trapped and that they need to remove him from something.

Evacuate MIGHT be a correct term, but I like "Extract" a little more.


Extrude?
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 6:50:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


I watched 127 Hours tonight...Did not look like a fun way to go out.

Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Originally Posted By Bud:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By BatchelorGroda:
""Since it quickly grew dark after True's body was discovered, ground crews and people on horseback returned today to excavate him. His body will be taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy, so it will likely be a few more days before the cause of death is known, according to McDonald. ""

It will be interesting to see what happened if the word they chose was correct.


Died of exposure from getting stuck between rocks?


Ebonics for evacuate.


Extricate?


Extricate would still means he is trapped and that they need to remove him from something.

Evacuate MIGHT be a correct term, but I like "Extract" a little more.
I'm wondering if once they found him they couldn't get the body out until morning, so they buried it to keep wild animals from eating it.

Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:13:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DigDug:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Running isn't really all that good for you...


Nope. It's not.


Definitely not, at least not like this. We're not built for it.

It's better to think of it as a sport, not the pinnacle of fitness. I wasn't kidding earlier, I'm fully expecting to learn that he had a heart attack.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:47:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2012 11:47:50 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By zeke013:
Jim Fixx?

I have an original first edition autographed copy of his "Complete Book of Running". He died at 42 I think. He also wrote some mind puzzler books.


You're thinking of James Fixx. This was Michael Randall Hickman, aka Micah True, aka Caballo Blanco, aka the Gringo Indio.

James Fixx = Jim Fixx



He died at 52 not 42, so I don't have a perfect memory of events 28 some years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx


His other works I mentioned

  • Fixx, James, Games for the Super-Intelligent (1972) Doubleday
  • Fixx, James, More Games for the Super-Intelligent (1976) Doubleday
  • Fixx, James, Solve It! by James F. Fixx (1978) Doubleday

Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:47:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By DigDug:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Running isn't really all that good for you...


Nope. It's not.


Definitely not, at least not like this. We're not built for it.

It's better to think of it as a sport, not the pinnacle of fitness. I wasn't kidding earlier, I'm fully expecting to learn that he had a heart attack.


Yep. We are made for lots of movement at a slow pace. Occasional short distance sprinting and heavy lifting are good to go. Drop your reps and increase the weight.
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