This video will change how you view running...forever.

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  1. Nyal

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=826HMLoiE_o
    Notes: Holy fetch. That was breathtaking. I find myself inspired in so many ways from this. Please watch it and comment here. What did I take away? That running is not about what you wear or not, but is about the chase. The man is wearing shoes, but has beyond perfect endurance, grace, and form. Incredible. MUST see!
     
  2. barefoot.zumba.runner

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    Beautiful Spurv, thanks for

    Beautiful Spurv, thanks for sharing that. I'm willing to bet that he probably never had to read thousands of "how to run" books in order to be able to run they way we were all intended.
     
  3. Anthony

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    Amazing isn't it. I posted

    Amazing isn't it. I posted this a few weeks back but didn't get much of a response unfortunately! Thanks for putting it up again.



    If I'm ever having a difficult run I think of this.
     
  4. Art

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    Yep, totally excellent

    Yep, totally excellent video. I'm pretty sold on the idea that persistence hunting is the single most quintessentially human activity one can undertake. I hope to one day run down a deer. Actually, even just a day chasing a deer without "sealing the deal" would be about the most amazing long run I can imagine!
     
  5. capmikee

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    I can't imagine how they

    I can't imagine how they filmed that.
     

  6. barefoot.zumba.runner

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    Art, now I'd be down with

    Art, now I'd be down with that for sure. I'm with you on that one.
     
  7. barefoot kean

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    That is pretty cool.

    That is pretty cool.
     
  8. NakedSoleNate

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     This is awesome, I saw it

    This is awesome, I saw it via a FB post a couple of days ago...pretty sure someone here posted it, but I didn't pay attention to who ;-)
     
  9. HalfofJess

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    This is just incredible. More

    This is just incredible. More proof why every single person out there is a runner (we just have to believe in our innate abilities).

    I can't even begin to imagine what chasing down prey feels like over 8 hours in beyond hot temperatures. Amazing.

    And because I pay attention to silly details, he landed midfoot on one foot and heel on the other.
     
  10. capmikee

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    I noticed that midfoot vs.

    I noticed that midfoot vs. heel-strike too.

    I had to go back to BTR to compare what they'd said about persistence hunting there. It didn't sound like they had a lone runner out in front like they did in this video. Also, those hunts were much shorter. The first one, which is described in detail, is only about 2 hours. He mentions longer ones, but they're 4-6 hours, not 8 hours.
     

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    Art and Zum: While I too

    Art and Zum: While I too would like to do that one day, keep in mind that as David Attenborough says, the actual killing blow is more or less a formality. The animal is already as good as dead at the end, it would take a week for it to completely recover at least if it could avoid predators for that long which is unlikely. Then again, killing and eating an animal that you've chased for an entire day isn't such a good idea either, it just doesn't taste very good. This might sound a bit macabre but the meat you get from an animal that's been running for so long will be very sour from the lactic acid. The hunter in the video doesn't have a choice, we westerners do. Why not just run in the woods and hunt in a normal fashion using a bow or a rifle? I'd say it's a more humane way to kill an animal...

    capmikee: The BBC are prety amazing when it comes to getting the most amazing shots. Then again, they're also amazingly good at cheating. My brother worked with them on a project about ten years ago since he keeps a big collection of Asian pit vipers. They wanted an image of one of his snakes catching a bird in mid-air but instead of doing the simple thing, actually letting it catch a bird, they decided to film the two separately, the snake striking and the bird flying by, and then manipulating the footage to make it look like the snake caught the bird. Seeing as this was some time ago I can't imagine they've gotten any worse at faking it...
     
  12. capmikee

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    I've heard that meat from

    I've heard that meat from stressed-out animals doesn't taste as good, but I'm not sure I'm convinced. Anyway, lactic acid is delicious. What do you think gives salami its wonderful sour flavor?
     

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     I think it'd be pretty cool

    I think it'd be pretty cool to do a persistence hunt once. How many of us (as Erwan le Corre says) "Zoo Humans" can say we ran another animal to death? Not many.

    As to the apparent discrepancies twixt BTR and this video, it's possible there is more than one way to do a persistence hunt. Maybe that particular tribe only had one dude with the endurance to run down a Kudu, or maybe it was just his turn.

    I think if I ever did do a persistence hunt, I'd like to either do it on a smaller scale (aka smaler animal) and/or with a group of at least a few others. That way less of the meat would go to waste. I have no issues with killing an animal to eat it, but killing it then leaving it to rot is not cool. Since the meat would be very "gamey" after running to the point of exhaustion, no one person would likely want to eat very much of it, so spreading it amongst a few other hunters would let you put the meat to good use without having to choke down a ton of less than stellar fare. I think the man/nature connection when you kill your next meal with nothing but the strength and endurance of your own body would be very powerful. I don't mean that in a weird, spiritual way, but you'd have that, "I did this. I tested myself against this animal that is far faster than I, and I won!" It would be a very memorable experience and a damn good story!
     
  14. HalfofJess

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    I would totally eat gamey

    I would totally eat gamey meat and all I could think of when the animal died was LET THERE BE MEAT.

    Dude imagine roasting that big thing. Bet it tastes like venison. And because I eat everything, I even contemplated what the innards would taste like (liver, intestines). Probably gamey but yummy. You could probably make a stew from it too.
     
  15. barefoot.zumba.runner

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    BB, you're right. I hadn't

    BB, you're right. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for pointing that out, I'd rather attack a bag of dried beans anyway:p If it weren't for my carnivorous husband.
     
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     I remember watching this

    I remember watching this clip quite a while back. During a run through a creek bottom, I happened upon some whitetail deer. I couldn't help but take chase. I followed them into a thicket at the water's edge, and they were gone without a trace. If you tackle persistance hunting, make sure your prey doesn't practice magic ;-) Check out my original report on the run here... not too much about the actual deer chase, more about running through farmers fields and such.
     
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     That was a pretty amazing

    That was a pretty amazing video... such a primal (and largely non-existent) aspect of mankind.
     

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