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Discussion: ships

in: ginger; ginger > 2018-02-06

Feb 11, 2018 4:14 AM # 
I thought of you and Jeremy a bunch over the last few weeks. We were on a cruise, and ship life - even of the ultra cushy sort - was interesting. It really made me think about Navy life, that's for sure. For example, the challenge of getting a good run in. I ran around the top deck a bunch (dodging sunbathers) and tried a treadmill run on one of our rougher sea days, which was fun, but I never got anything really long in because I kept getting bored. I guess it's not so different from the .75mi perimeter I used to run in Bosnia, but still...oy. How do you do it?

And yes, there was Cruise Ship O. I was thwarted by a few bulkheads...
Feb 13, 2018 3:58 PM # 
I discovered over the course of several deployments that the absolute limit of human endurance on the treadmill is an hour and 10 minutes, or 8.5 miles, whichever comes first.
Feb 16, 2018 2:26 AM # 
Awesome!!!! Your endurance is impressive, I don't think I made it past 30 mins...
Feb 16, 2018 6:35 PM # 
To be fair, when you know it's your only way to get a run in for the next few months and it at least offers a change in scenery during the groundhog day monotony, your tolerance improves dramatically.

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