31 Aug '12, 5pm

Epic Letsrun thread about whether Paul Ryan could really have run a sub-3 marathon.

Agree. Totally implausible that he wouldn't remember his marathon PR. I discussed this with my colleague, also a running geek, and these are the possible explanations we came up with: --He considers his PR slow and doesn't want to reveal it. --He didn't want to look like a running geek obsessed with his PR. (Runners understand that of course you know your PRs, but non-runners listening to the interview might not. He might be playing to that audience.) --There's something about the marathon he ran that makes him reluctant to give details about it and/or to consider his PR legit, like the course was later revealed to be short. --He actually never broke three but he really, really wanted to, and he couldn't resist the urge to pad his time, figuring, "If I say it was two fifty something and imply I don't remember, I'll have an out if someone accuses me of outright lying. I can...

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4785636

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