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Re: Slow Racing or Fast Cruising?
This a great thread, by the way.
I've been a runner much longer than I've been a sailor and I've watched sadly as all my casual running friends from my twenties and thirties have turned into hard-core Ironmen triathletes. Ironman training turns perfectly fun individuals into friends who can't ever meet you for a drink because they have to get up at 5 am to train, can't meet you for dinner because they are on a new diet, and aren't interested in talking about anything except their new $13,000 titanium bike seat.
Me, I run because I love to run through the woods by myself and it makes bourbon taste better in the evening.
I sail for very similar reasons.
I love to go fast, but because it's fun. When the one-design-with-strap-on-jacuzzi race is established, sign me up.
1987 Pearson 28-2, Deale MD