Daily discussion: running excuses

What do excuses do you use to skip a run?

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14/05/2013 at 12:58

Let's be honest running isn't always at the top of our what we really want to do list and some days the motivation just isn't there. Maybe it's pouring with rain - like today, windy, cold or you've just don't feel 100%. What excuses do you use to talk yourself out of - or into a run?

14/05/2013 at 13:12

I always use my kids as an excuse not to run.  Not seen them all day due to being at work, getting home at 6PM only to the leave the house again for an hours run doesn't always go down too well.  They don't seem to mind though but it does make me feel guilty and I don't go running as much as I should.

14/05/2013 at 13:12

It's raining. I left my trainers at work. It's frosty. I'll be too tired (to do what I need to do next). 

Or...it's only x weeks until the race, you need to get going. Your sister has just run longer/faster than you, you need to get going. It's fun...you need to get going. Go running and you can have red wine and chacolate...you need to get going. one of them usually works to get me going!

14/05/2013 at 13:15

I find the GPS watch is quite motivating - being able to track the workout and show it off to your mates if its mildly impressive can be a good motivational tool to get out there and share the experience!

 

www.sheffield10k.com

 

14/05/2013 at 13:23

Mostly too bloody tired 

14/05/2013 at 13:23

Leg fallen off

14/05/2013 at 13:24

None - don't miss a run unless I have planned to miss it - run everymorning, come rain shine or snow.

14/05/2013 at 13:30

a very lethargic day after marathon! but i'll talk myself to a run after a high carb day! 

 

14/05/2013 at 13:35
Annie RW wrote (see)

Let's be honest running isn't always at the top of our what we really want to do list 

Yes it is.

 

14/05/2013 at 13:43

Always Tenjiso? What about when your on the job?

14/05/2013 at 13:53

If you can decide not to bother so easily then youre not really taking it very seriously 

14/05/2013 at 13:54
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

Always Tenjiso? What about when your on the job?

 

That's merely just another element of fitness to improve my running. I wouldn't do it otherwise. 

Edited: 14/05/2013 at 13:54
14/05/2013 at 14:02

Not sure I use excuses.  But I'd say I miss a run twice a week.  Just run out of time...  or genuinely feel I can't leave the family mid-evening.

14/05/2013 at 14:08
Tenjiso wrote (see)
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

Always Tenjiso? What about when your on the job?

 

That's merely just another element of fitness to improve my running. I wouldn't do it otherwise. 

Impressive....

What category.... interval, lsd, recovery?

14/05/2013 at 14:10
I use running as an excuse not to do other things, rather than the other way round.
14/05/2013 at 14:15
SideBurn wrote (see)
Tenjiso wrote (see)
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

Always Tenjiso? What about when your on the job?

 

That's merely just another element of fitness to improve my running. I wouldn't do it otherwise. 

Impressive....

What category.... interval, lsd, recovery?

Starts out with the intention of it being endurance, but it usually ends up a short sprint. A single interval session, I suppose.

Edited: 14/05/2013 at 14:16
14/05/2013 at 14:25

A pacing issue then....

14/05/2013 at 14:29

A race is a race, and winners always come first.

14/05/2013 at 14:37

it isn't part of my new plan.

(which I am going to draw up as soon as I get out of bed and throw away the old one showing a 10 mile run this morning!)

 

 

14/05/2013 at 14:57
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

A race is a race, and winners always come first.

I always feel it is impolite; you should offer encouragement to slower beings, for the greater good?

Edited: 14/05/2013 at 14:58
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