I was a bit surprised that at the end Johnny who had been running with, o I forgot her name, Debbie? just ran on his own the last 3 meters. Why not ran together.They were saying they could not have done it with out each other. Oh well Maybe he had to from the producers to make a good camera shot ;)
I have been cheering for John but I did not like how he acted at his house. Yes I can understand you want to win so she is doing everything to help him, like cooking and the laundry, but i could not help thinking she probably always does that. or maybe not, cause why else mentioning it? I am worried that after the final especially when he does not win, he'll get back to his old patterns. He appears to be the only one who has not scheduled his training around his daily business. So when he has to go back to work it will be harder for him. Still want him to win but I am a tad worried. Just how the show is editing him and making a hero out of Anton.
Anton should be on his knees. it is thanks to John that he is still there to begin with.
You would think Biggest Loser or NBC would post the marathon times either on the website or in a better format on the episode itself. I had to go back and use the pause button quiet a bit to get the times and not all were shown. Seriously, we want to know.
1. Ramon 27 - 5:05:41 - approx 11.7 minute per mile - won $25,000
2. Courtney 24 - 5:09:07 - approx 11.8 minute per mile - won $10,000
3. John 40 - 5:15:39 - approx 12.11 minute per mile - won $7,500
4. Jessica 26 - 5:17:25 - approx 12.19 minute per mile - won $5,000
5. Patrick 26 - 6:24:29 - approx 14.76 minute per mile - won $2,500
6. Sunny 41 - 6:45:24 - approx 15.52 minute per mile
7. Jennifer 39 - didn't show time
8. Becky 51 - 7:15:27 - approx 16.73 minute per mile - * crossed finish line together
8. Antone 44 - 7:15:27 - approx 16.72 minute per mile - * crossed finish line together
10. Mike "Coach" 62 - didn't show time
11. Johnny 65 - 10:4?:?? - blurred time
12. Debbie 60 - 10:41:26 - approx 24.65 minute per mile
13. Bonnie 63 - did not participate due to having knee surgery in one week
14. Vinny 27 - pulled to ankle injury
15. Joe 45 - pulled at 20 mile marker due to knee and hip problems
Joe, Sunny, Becky and Antone all started together with the plan of running for 5 minutes and walking for 5 minutes. A run walk plan is a great strategy for beginner marathoners.
I did wonder why most did not wear a hat and no one wore sunglasses considering they were in the desert.
Thanks for the times, Bearcata. I missed the show :mmm but was interested in how they did. The top 4 times are very good for this group, exemplary in fact. :up
I agree that running splits is an excellent strategy, though I think that the run intervals must have been a lot shorter than 5 minutes at some point, or their times would have been better. However, they deserve congratulations for taking the challenge on. There have been BL marathons where previous contestants ran along...where was Olivia & Hannah? :D
I finally watched last night. So tired of Ramon...he can't win!!!!!!!!!!! I wish we'd get to vote in the third person. And I am with agreement that Ramon is into Jessica and she is not into him at all.
In one way I want Antone to win because I really think he is doing all this for the right reason...to change his life where I do think John will gain at least half back. But I want John to win b/c I want Dulvette back next season.
My husband must be spoiled as I do his laundry, my laundy, and my girls laundry (they have to put their own clothes away though) and I cook dinner every night (I get home at 4 so unless we want to eat a late late dinner I cook and I love to cook) except my late nights here at work or if I'm sick. I honestly wondered what the big deal was about mentioning John's wife doing it all for him. BUT he does need to learn balance as Dulvette said. I did what he is doing and I gained half my weight back. Now, I'm trying to balance it all. Not easy but it will benefit me in the long run.
The times for the first 5 finshers were good for a marathon. Really impressed. Like, bearcata, I wonder why no hats or sunglasses or the like. I wear hats when I run...helps keep sweat out of face. I'd like to see them run where I run...hills, hills, and more hills. BUT the scenery is much better than a flat desert.
Here is the latest %'s in order as of this weeks weigh in:
John 445/267/-178/40%...he should reach at least 50% by the finale
Antone 447/293/-154/34.45%....he may be able to catch John...he seemed to really pick it up the past few weigh in's
Ramon started off at 355 and when he was eliminated was down to 268. That was 87lbs lost and a weight loss percentage of 24.51. I don't remember what he weighed when they showed his update. I'll see if I can go back and look. I found it...he weighed 245lbs on the 11/22 show update. So, that's 110lbs lost and 30.99% loss. Not sure when the updates are done in real time but he didn't look much different between it and the marathon. He is still pretty far behind John.