That's the point . I had no idea that two months before an event (not a race, not sure if Ultra's take TUE's for people just participating). If for some reason I am given some med, I am not changing all my plans. Now if it is possible to make sure I am not in results fine....but if you go back and look at what I wrote.
Its black and white but enforcing, especially the Spirit of the law is not realistic. Should everyone be reporte who drives 1 mph over the speed limit?
If I had any chance to be even n the top 20% I get it. Cut off time is 36 hrs. Ultra sign up has my predicted time past that. If for some technicality t6 to 8 weeks I am prescribed anything for a non sanctioned event, I could care less what slowtwitchers think.
As a further thought on this, I don't really care about the "spirit of the law" (and it's a rule as it pertains to doping regs, not a law, but I digress...). I care about the letter of the law. If the spirit of the law is different from the letter, perhaps due to changing circumstances, then the letter should be changed to match the spirit. But if the letter is not changed, then the working assumption needs to be that the letter of the law reflects the spirit of the law, or else it would be different. "spirit of the law" arguments always seem to me to be a little bit of trying to argue why the rules should apply to "those people over there" but not to me. It's a way of applying your own interpretation to something that you might not like the idea of as it's written.
Speeding is an interesting example. I usually drive at the speed limit, maybe 5 km/h over (my speedo reads a little lower than actual according to my GPS). On the rare occasion that I do go over the limit, I do it because I know I won't get caught. However, I am well aware that I am in the wrong for doing so. My wife says I drive like a grandpa. Speeding enforcement is a matter of practicality and limited resources, rather than "spirit". The spirit of the 100 km/h speed limit isn't to say that's its actually OK to drive at 120. 100 is the limit, anything above that and you can be ticketed. However, there are only so many police officers available to hand out tickets, and so many people speed that they may only start handing out tickets over 120 km/h so that they catch the worst offenders. That's not the same as saying that anything within 101-120 km/h is in the "spirit of the law". It's simply down to practicality and risk.
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