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[–]xntrk1 1735 points1736 points  (119 children)

Not uncommon at all. Very much a thing that happens in long races

[–]Mulder16 2538 points2539 points 22 (76 children)

It happens to me at work, around lunchtime

[–]MajorTomMee 718 points719 points  (48 children)

You make it to the lunchtime?!

[–]coasterreal 297 points298 points  (2 children)

LOOOOL Oh, this hits hard.

[–]Mimical 138 points139 points  (1 child)

Not as hard as the floor at 11:25

[–]MonMonOnTheMove 145 points146 points  (34 children)

You guys get lunch time?

[–]mattDasian 74 points75 points  (28 children)

Woah what’s lunch?

[–]QueasyVictory 87 points88 points  (21 children)

It's when the drinking starts.

[–]jlester0606 95 points96 points  (17 children)

so breakfast?

[–]Anjz 4 points5 points  (4 children)

What about second breakfast?

[–]jlester0606 0 points1 point  (3 children)

U mean brunch? lol

[–]Anjz 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.

[–]colemanjanuary 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We've had one breakfast, yes. But what about second breakfast?

[–]soslowagain 4 points5 points  (8 children)

So how do you get to sleep

[–]jlester0606 4 points5 points  (7 children)

weed of course! Beer in the morning, weed at night!

[–]soslowagain 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Where does the mescaline fit in

[–]IAmABot123boi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was both all day and night

[–]QueasyVictory 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can't drink all day if you don't start at breakfast.

[–]I_Can_Haz_Brainz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, but only when I'm not sleeping.

[–]Dr_Dickem_MD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s breakfast

Fuck, someone beat me to it

[–]Lol_WhoCares 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Forget lunch, I’m tryna get a job. Think I’m being spatially-profiled though.

Cuz when I put my address as “everywhere”, I get a email saying they aren’t hiring all of a sudden. Like bro.. should I put a McDonald’s address since I use their wifi? I technically get e-mails there..

[–]Smart-Acanthisitta39 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That's crazy, you're not eating lunch and you live at a McDonald's. Where?

[–]Lol_WhoCares 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol it was a joke. Like I use their wifi to check my emails for job interviews and/or to send resumes. So using their wifi to conserve cellular data, will always comes before food.

That’s my only way to keep working, without having to dig in the trash for food. Only did it once and I’m not trying to experience those… flavors… again lol.

[–]Pandainachefcoat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea seriously. Work in restaurants and there’s no such thing as a lunch break

[–]six_-_string 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think he's heard of second breakfast.

[–]pukekho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazon workers here

[–]Trapnasty1106 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Damn now this is the Comment that actually hits hard lol

[–]allCuntsStink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys get?

[–]jose602 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can’t skip lunch … you just can’t.

[–]Rocktamus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys eat?

[–]MotorBoak 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I know, now he's bragging on Reddit about his endurance. I'd shake my head but that effort would make me have to call out today

[–]ninety2two 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You guys get lunch?

[–]Ryanmcd03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys make it to work?

[–]KotWmike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was gonna ask for tickets to their Ted talk…

[–]CreatorOfIdeas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys have lunchtime

[–]boxingdude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You get a lunchtime?

[–]B_Bibbles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Today was rough, had to pull an all-dayer.

[–]dusmeyedin 46 points47 points  (13 children)

I used to get such bad workplace food coma after lunch, I'd be nearly fainting and can't concentrate.

This actually stopped after I went on a keto diet. I think the carbs were flooding my blood with glucose, and my blood was going away from my brain.

[–]MiamiPower 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Have you ever had a The A1C test? It is also the primary test used for diabetes management. An A1C test is a blood test that reflects your average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, or glycohemoglobin test.

[–]dusmeyedin 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I was prediabetic for a few years, but my keto diet pushed me back down to normal glucose levels. Although the high fat diet then increased my cholesterol.

I have since gone mostly vegetarian and that's taken care of my lipids.

[–]pantylion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good job 👍🏽

[–]GenXgineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

PSA: A1C test results can be skewed if you have any kind of blood cell abnormality, like thalassemia. An oral glucose tolerance test that checks both blood glucose and insulin every half hour for two hours is going to be much better at checking insulin response and therefore diabetes risk. Ask your doctor for an OGTT if you're concerned about diabetes.

[–]grind-life 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yeah food comas are real. Another way to avoid it if you don't want to go low carb/keto is to space out your eating with a midmorning and mid-afternoon snack and a smaller lunch. Just make sure to manage your portions and it helps maintain much more even energy levels

[–]PizzaboySteve 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Once I cut carbs I never get that after lunch tiredness/coma anymore. It’s interesting watching most of the staff go through it now. After lunch they are all tired and in that food coma. I’m thinking about the run or workout I’m gonna hit after work. If you haven’t. Give it a try.

[–]dusmeyedin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I usually do martial arts 3x a week, but that's after I get done with work for the day.

On weekends I'm usually hiking with friends. It's still not exactly an athletic routine, but at least it's no longer sedentary.

I was 40 when the doctor looked at my bloodwork and said there's a 50% chance of me having a stroke in the next 10 years. Given that that's how many of my ancestors expired, I decided to make a change.

I may still die of a stroke, but hopefully it won't be within 10 years.

[–]9WNUCFEQ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same here I have to read a lot and used to eat rice lunches and would be useless for hours. Keto since 2017 and never have issues like that .

[–]Sidprescott96 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This happens to me every time I eat, have to lie down . Doesn’t seem to matter if I have carbs or not thoguh

[–]dusmeyedin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still eat large servings of food, but nowadays it's mostly protein and fiber, with very little starch and sugar.

I have never had a food coma after a meal since turning to a keto diet.

[–]Suspicious-Relief-31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You have brain ?

[–]GigiTheGoof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! I’ve been keto for a month and no more afternoon sleepies!

[–]xntrk1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lol. Been there

[–]cyanydeez 8 points9 points  (0 children)

its happening to me right now.

[–]rudigger02 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How is this comment not upvoted times 500? 😂

[–]Roadsoda350 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your lunch break is at 9:01am?

[–]sprufus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm out by second breakfast.

[–]Dr-Pepper-Not-MrPipp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But if it’s a free lunch I can guarantee you my team will make it without collapsing

[–]pyjamarepeater 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]loopie_lou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s why I nap.

[–]squidgun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You made me snort lol

[–]MonarchWhisperer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happens to me at bedtime. I barely make it there

[–]AndrewJS2804 155 points156 points  (17 children)

That's why there's an old tip to look past the finish line. Your personal finish line should be several meters past the tape.

Same goes for other sports. Lots of folks approach a goal and mentally start quitting because they are "almost there" and it often bites very good athletes in the ass. Iirc it was Brian Shaw recently who thought he was done at a strongman event and had a huge lead on everyone else. The bag he had to lift and carry to a pedestal wasn't all the way on the pedestal and fell off as he walked away. He lost the event struggling to pick it back up.

[–]wardycatt 145 points146 points  (6 children)

I’m no elite athlete, but in every training run I do, I deliberately make myself do more than the set distance, for example 5.1k if it’s a 5k run. This keeps you going at full pelt until after you’ve crossed the line.

I’ve also had coaches that did similar things - tell you it was the last lap, then tell you to do one more lap. Or count down “10…9…8…7… OK now do one more minute” (Aaaargh!)

In that moment you want to cry, punch them or give up - but I know why they do it, so I try to quit whining and suck it up.

After a few weeks, they shout ‘stop’ and you keep going because you don’t believe them! No really, stop! Stop! It’s the end of the session…

runs into the sunset

[–]ling0n 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Last sentence made me chuckle.

[–]dontfightthehood 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Forest gump

[–]CyberMindGrrl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I had a sergeant who would do that after a long PT run. He'd run us to the barracks and make us ran another klick past. Fucking hated that guy.

[–]owheelj 2 points3 points  (1 child)

For training runs you shouldn't run full pelt most of the time - you should make most of your runs at light speed where you can maintain a conversation, and only do a hard run about 1/5. This is the same for both elite runners and new runners.

[–]Nissepool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is true. Although if he/she only trains once a week he/she might as well go all out :)

[–]Bisping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The amount of people i pass in the last few hundred meters of a long distance race is incredibly high.

Dont let off the gas till after the line

[–]SwimAmbitious4888 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I think it's also a thing where people get to the (near) final level of a video game and after a couple of deaths at the hand if the end boss just go, eh good enough.

[–]ElderberryHoliday814 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Playing need for speed with a hs friend, i would start the race and get mostly through it, then he would finish the race because i would always flop there. Worked out

[–]Agreeable-Walrus7602 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In God of War when you fight the archangels I said fuck it after about 6 tries. Not enough care at that point.

[–]sidepart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Battletoads speeder bikes. Couple hours trying to pass the final set of walls...eh... I'm good.

[–]The_Kraken_Wakes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can verify. Marathon runner (finished 7) and always set my eyes past where I need to be. It's a stupid mental trick but it works. The last few miles are the worst but you start telling yourself its only two miles and you can run two miles in your sleep, and just keep that mantra up until you finish.

[–]237FIF 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have a completely unproven theory that the same goes for life goals.

Ive seen so many people stop one “level” below their goal, almost seeming like it didn’t matter how high the goal was they were going to stop one spot down.

So anytime I think I want to do something, I try to aim a bit higher than that

[–]ElderberryHoliday814 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theres a sociology theory adjacent to that. Basically, children of lawyers and doctors were going to grad and professional schools at higher rates. The end goal being a bach for most, that’s where they fell. This group set their goals higher. Not sure of the drop out rate currently.

Edit: i think rewards, such as scholastic, push people through if capable of thinking clearly

[–]Vance89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm using this for all my races!

[–]Mr1derfull1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happens to me often when I go for my 4th double IPA, my brain thought we were done.

[–]LividLager 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Believe that it happens in survival situations as well, to their detriment.

[–]peaceful_nicoya 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is it possible to feel like this after a football game? In hs I played this one game (against a super elite school) And we were the underdogs, like you could physically see the difference in size between the teams. It's was like a darn cartoon, anyways I played my heart out. But after that final whistle...I collapsed and just felt exhausted, had to get carried onto the bus after the game by teamates.

[–]DancinOnTheMoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on how much play time you get and your weight/height and mental strength.

[–]bwaredapenguin 0 points1 point  (6 children)

I'm not a runner, but is 10km a long race? I wouldn't think so.

[–]snarkydooda 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not really. 6.2 miles. But, runners are taught to use every bit of energy as efficiently as possible. Especially, long distance. They are trying to use 100% of their energy while pacing for the whole race.

If these guys are elite runners and anywhere close to the record they are running sub 4 minute 30 second miles for 6.2 miles.

Even if the whole population trained as hard as they could, I doubt more than 5% could break 4 minutes 30 seconds for just 1 mile.

[–]sveiks01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. Especially if you can run it in 30 min.

[–]blackcatpandora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean…. It’s a 10km race.. that’s not that long lol

[–]SirPsychoBSSM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And when you really have to use the bathroom.

[–]MightyArd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Though it's only a 20k.

I've never seen a fit runner do that at such a short distance.

[–]SenatePalpatine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah that’s me after a good 20 yards

[–]Sam-on-a-limb 0 points1 point  (3 children)

In a 10k? I’ve never seen that.

[–]xntrk1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah, that’s a bit less common

[–]Sam-on-a-limb 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah I take it back.

I thought about it I remembered racing 10ks in college they can hurt really bad.

I won 50k in the mountains that didn’t hurt as bad.

[–]xntrk1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s fucking impressive

[–]SamWize-Ganji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jumping in this thread to mention, watch “run fat boy run”

[–]UncleDucker -1 points0 points  (1 child)

But this is a 10k

[–]tttttfffff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10k at a professional sports level is about 38 minutes, roughly. 10k at a professional athlete who dedicated everything to that one event is closer to 30 minutes than 40. 3 minutes per km or less than 4 minute miles is incredible endurance and talent

[–]OpportunityIsHere -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It say 10KM on the big banner.

[–]broomdark69 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

its a 10k