JHH60 wrote:If you want to do any long runs or long days in the back country you have to train for more than an hour to do them comfortably. The article posted by the OP suggests that might entail some extra cardiac risk. So what?
The article seems targeted at a risk averse audience. If the only thing that's important to you is living a long time (vs. quality of life), and avoiding any activity that might reduce the chances of a long life, then in addition to "extreme" exercise you should probably also avoid dangerous activities like mountaineering or skiing, or even hiking on 3rd class terrain.
Even if the conclusions in the study are valid, I'm guessing the hard statistical odds of death on my next rock or ice climb (or scuba dive, or mountain bike ride, or driving my convertible on a twisty mountain road) are a lot higher than dying on my next long run.
Note that according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
you are 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack during sex than during normal activities. Are you planning to swear off sex for life to avoid a heart attack? Didn't think so.
splattski wrote: ...Downside: my wife says I'm boring with neither alcohol nor caffeine in my life.
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