Nutrition on the run

So if you read the title of this post, you probably thought you were going to get some long-winded technical explanation regarding nutrition during the run segment of a tri or a running race.

But not today!  Because it’s Friday, and Friday’s should be fun (TGIF), you’re going to get the Japanese game show version of nutrition on the run.  It involves contestants starting on a long treadmill (20-30 yard) and running to different ‘posts’ next to the treadmill – at which point they have to eat a cookie (while running).  Once the cookie is consumed, the treadmill speeds up.  Failure to reach the end of the treadmill results in rejection and dumping into a pool.  Like most Japanese game shows, it’s more about embarrassing the contestants than any real achievement. 

With that, I present you with Japanese Treadmill Game Show:

In future weeks I have other awesome/funny little tri/running videos saved up, but those shall be saved for future Friday’s.


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  1. That is impossible!~!!! It’s beyond a sprint!!!!

  2. I want that treadmill! and what a great way to cool off when your done.

  3. Ha!

    (different appeal than the women’s bikini rodeo pie-fight show)

  4. Japanese game shows are the best!

  5. Great find…once again, I think the US television markets are missing out on some classic ideas.

  6. Wow, what a treadmill!!!

    Looking forward to next Friday!


  7. I wish I understood Japanese. I bet some of the comments are real winners.

  8. That’s sorta like the PacMan video game of the 70s, the further along you got gobbling up cookies and things, the faster the game went and the greater the danger got. So see, Americans did have such “reality” shows first!