I have a friend who is training to run in the Ironman Triathlon. You know the marathon where you ride a bike for 112 miles, swim in the ocean for 2.5 miles, then top it off with a full 26 mile marathon run. All in the same day. It takes 9-11 hours.
The closest I'll ever get to doing that is wearing my Timex Iron Man watch.
My buddy is a nice enough guy, but I am convinced his mama dropped him somewhere along the line. On something HARD.
My idea of a real person marathon would be an uninterupted hour eating my wife's fabulous "Trissy chicken". Followed by a funny movie and returning to the table for an hours worth of Raspberry-Chocolate Truffle Cheese cake. Rubbing my belly a while then napping for two hours. Finally capping it off by repeating the process one more time before retiring for the night.
Now THAT is a MARATHON I could get behind.
Good Luck with your Triathlon my (nameless) sicko friend. I'm rooting for you as I relax here in the A/C.