Don't make me laugh too hard
- implying track runners aren't weirdos, I'm sorry but weirdos are attracted to running like flies to honey.
- implying XC skiers are unathletic, but it takes a lot more coordination to ski than to run. And to say they are unathletic despite having some of the highest vo2 max ever recorded.
- there's a two main reasons i believe that XC/skimo athletes are better prepared for mountain trail/mountainous ultras. One is they already have the mindset to train via high volume. Two, the way you engage your muscles running up a mountain is more similar to XC/skimo.
- lastly I'm assuming whoever made this comment lives somewhere where not in the mountains. And if you live in the trump land USA, I can see why you wouldn't want to spend much time outside. But if you lived somewhere else, I think you would change your mind about not wanting to spend 10 hours outside.