Dev, Dev, Dev.
Don't call it wussification, call it adapting and learning. Call it doing something for the greater good. Call it improvement. Doing something just bc that's how it has always been done has undone many a doer.
I for one am proud of you for proposing this change. (insert golf clap) It brings a tear to my eye, half a tear of happiness mixed with half of tear of thankfulness that you are willing to consider change. Not many people get a whole tear from me.
It mostly makes sense from a training perspective. Although the whole 45 min thing the next day might confuse people
I think if i were to have my druthers and you may agree with my HOA that I may not have things my way, I'd make the rule state that if you run only 1x per day, it must be at least 20 min in duration. Any second run for the day must be at least 15 min in duration.
This allows a smarter build up for many people, with less risk of repercussions for not thinking things through before they start.
but being the planner I am, I might suggest a different modification to the rule, after I dab my eye dry.
I might suggest changing the rule to a minimal of 20 min duration if only running 1x per day and a minimal of 15 for the second run for the first 4 weeks. After the initial 28d period moving that first run minimal threshold to 30 min while keeping the second run threshold at 15min. record total running duration for that day on that day no matter what though.
This should hopefully allow for people to adapt and not die during the challenge.
I implore you to put this rule change up for a vote, to not mimic my HOA which is more scared of change than you are of wussification. Embrace change like a just released prisoner embraces a woman for the first time in 10 years. Adapt, learn, grow and also develop more neural pathways to defeat the ravages of time. Be brave, be bold, proclaim change for the betterment of all instead of sticking to the path that has lead many to destruction. Embrace change Dev, wrap your arms around it like you would your child after their first bike crash when they come to you crying in pain, the pain that many here on ST suffered and that you can make better by accepting my proposal Dev. YOU. You have that power. I'm asking you to do something for the good of the men and the women's of ST instead of being a cruel dicktator (no that is not misspelled ST spelling police even though you think it is) sending many to their ruin.
Tell us Dev how are you going to use that power? For the collective good or to send us to a running hell filled with frustration and injury?
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