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Subject: RE: Running before digital watches existed?
back when my uncle was a serious runner and absolutely obsessive about it (waking up at odd hours in the night just to run) he would time his runs using one of those old analag alarm clocks (the ones with the bells on the side that were rung by the miniature hammer) and he would just carry that around.
funny story actually, during one of his nightly runs that he did he was out on something like a 12 mile run and as usual was carrying his alarm clock in hand. he was a pretty fast runner for his age (17?) so he was moving at a decent clip. well, as luck would have it, 3 am in the morning is usually the time the police officers in his area would drive around to check up on the place. and when police officers see a 17 year old kidding running as quickly as he was they thought something was fishy.
so they pull him over and start questioning him, asking what he's doing at a time like this and what not. they ask him what he's doing, and my uncle is one of those very short response types of people so he says
"what are you running for?"
"I felt like it."
they see the clock in his hand and ask him
"son, what do you got that clock for? did you STEAL it by any chance? maybe thats why youre running."
"its my clock."
"really, well why are you running with it then?"
"Because i cant afford a stop watch."
after that and a call back home to make sure he was who he was, they sent him on his way to finish up his run. that was right around the time my uncle stopped running at 3 in the morning.
just thought I'd share that with you guys.
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