Is looking good what it's all about now?
Have I missed something? At yesterday's HM i did at Newark, I went to the market place where the finish area was and sat in Starbucks with my family with under an hour to go. I couldn't believe the couple of "lifestyle runners" I saw there, with their ipods glued to their biceps, their tight lycra clothing, and then they sat there and quaffed hot milky frothy coffees with less than an hour to go It's not an episode of Friends you know Now I'm all for people getting off their harrises and doing races and being fit enough to run a half, but c'mon peeps! They struck me as more buying into the whole "Runner's World cover model" ideal than being serious about the race. If they were that serious then would you really load up your system with hot milky liquid that close to the start?I know it wasn't that cold but I was still wearing trousers and a long sleeved top when I was in there and didn't strip off until 15mins to go.By contrast, when I went back to the the car to get changed, I saw a seasoned runner just sat in his car, biding his time by keeping warm and dry and being very sensible. The difference couldn't have been more marked....
(takes tongue out of cheek)
I always think it's best to concentrate on yourself, rather than those around you.
Each to their own in my opinion. I prefer the live and let live thing, although i'm not naive enough to suggest we don't all formulate a first impression i am long enough in the tooth to know that they are rarely accurate. I'm sure they enjoyed THEIR experience.
I had a beer the night before the FLM and i'll do the same before Berlin........my bad eh?
OH and at least you were the smug one knowing that hot milky froth would catch up with them in a few miles time
Awww....leave the posers alone. Running is a huge learning curve, just like any other sport. I expect that will be the last time they have a frothy coffee before hand. lol.
I remember having some milk at school one lunchtime and then having to run the 1500 in the afternoon...I burped and a lump of coagulated milk came up. It was actually quite fascinating. Looked a bit like cottage cheese.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |