"though past reservations are being honored"
Unreal. In the NYT, read around the world. Humiliation.
These people have disgraced our sport at the highest levels of our society. When people see track clubs working out at the track, they will be thinking "I wonder which lane they take dumps in?"
I for one would welcome this development. The "highest levels of our society" already don't care about the sport, beyond giving it a bit of halfhearted attention every four years. We are already seen as weirdos, even if there were no poop reputation to worry about. I say runners stop caring what everyone else thinks about "the sport" because it just doesn't matter. Some running company's influencers alienated themselves from the administration of the high school where they would all go to record their instagram videos, and made it hard for the other running company's influencers to train on this well-measured oval. I don't understand why anyone on LRC would need to feel embarrassed - you didn't get in trouble for pooping. Just go for a run. If I cared about how society thinks about serious runners in general, I would have never started. I hate to break it to you guys.
I disagree. High profile runners taking dumps wherever the please on public facilities casts runners in a bad light, even if only a few of them seem to do it. It's like in the NFL, when players keep getting arrested. People think the league is full of criminals, when it's only a few that are. Same principles apply here with the dumps on the track. Guilt by association.
Were high school football players implicated in the Ray Rice debacle?
Serious runners doing vo2max and other gut wrenching race specific speedwork will have to take dumps. Usually the dumps need to be pushed out after the warmup and just prior to the beginning of the quality hard sessions. If a facility fails to provide a place to push out the dumps, then expect the dumps will pile up somewhere close by.
No, there were no implications to my knowledge. But what's your point? Are you denying that the Ray Rice incident contributed to a negative image that many in the public have of the NFL? It would be like if some NFL players took a dump on the 50 yard line at Mile High stadium, and then went back to blocking drills hitting the dum-dum bang sleds. We've got high profile runners, doing 200, 300, 400, 600, 800 reverse-cavalcades, then taking dumps on the bend in lane 6. It soils the sport's image in the eyes of the decent, tax-paying Americans.
I just meant like, was it a problem for the image of high school football players? I don't believe so. That's who we are in this situation, as hobbyjoggers. We're very tangentially connected. If someone thinks less of me because I'm a runner and a pro runner pooped near a track in flagstaff, I just don't know why I should care or what I could tell them. Like, it's just not an issue. "Our sport" has very little prestige or fame to begin with, and I don't really care whether its stock goes up or down because I just like to run...
This specific bit kills me. Like, you are worried people will assume your track club is pooping on the track? Just don't poop on the track. People can believe all kinds of false notions about you, and you cannot control what they're thinking. If people are getting angry and hassling your track club, laugh it off and tell them they are welcome to stay and monitor the proceedings.
There are a lot of things that runners have an EARNED reputation for, but if the shoe doesn't fit, I don't put it on. Our group is already pretty embarrassing, cringy, dorky, and there are outliers that are even worse. But I'm just me.
They're too busy praising Putin, railing against super shoes, whining about transgendered athletes...
if I click on that link I suspect I will die of cringe
It just brings home the point (again) that there's little good reason to esteem someone just because they flaunt the privilege of suckling at a shoe brand's teat and happen to have the right genetic gifts to run faster than us. Look past that and they're fairly average-to-shiity people, for the most part. If you're a hobby jogger in the Sedona area who likes doing track workouts, some privileged pro took that opportunity away without a second thought.
White runner guy rapping, what could possibly go wrong?
Jon fault scoops The NY Times and gets school to confirm poop
Now that we know the facts and the big Duce didn’t come from a BTC athlete, will the poster Boge Hep apologize to BTC?
For those that don’t know; BTC in December 2021 reached out to Sedona HS to rent out the track on specific days after 4:00 PM in 2022. During their rented time slots, the bathrooms were open for their use. BTC continues to train at Sedona HS track because they did everything right and in accordance with the high school.