Likes and Dislikes about Runnnig

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18/07/2012 at 13:12

Dislike - Ignorant car drivers pulling out of side streets - they can see you running along but still drive right up to the white line - meaning you have to stop sharply and run around the back of their car. Very annoying.

Like - Getting in a lovely hot shower after the run, especially a longer run.


18/07/2012 at 14:10


- the sun in my face even if its just once or twice a year
- the rain rejuvanating my body
- the smell in the air after rain
- free proteins from kamikaze insects
- discovering areas I would never normally get to see
- the burning in my lungs after a hard run or hill climb to make feel alive
- feeling like a kid on an adventure or treasure hunt

or maybe I'm just a hippie at heart ;-) - either way, I feel like the happiest person in the world when I'm on the trails
(...yes, yes.... I'm also a bit of a soppy sod!)

18/07/2012 at 14:35

Like: My training makes me faster and stronger.

Dislike: Others training also makes them faster and stronger.

18/07/2012 at 16:52

Likes : feeling of freedom, switching off and de-stressing while I run, sense of accomplishment that comes with crossing the finish line or finishing a tough session, beating my PB, health benefits

Dislikes : injuries, rude drivers (and pedestrians!) , ridiculously expensive races and ballot entry systems

18/07/2012 at 18:43

Likes... Doing something that people dream about doing but never do.... the freedom of it, that you can do it anywhere, anytime....when i do a good run or do more miles than you think your body will allow, but when it does...

dislikes...nothing... evens the cons..arent that bad...

18/07/2012 at 18:59

Likes: Losing weight, getting fitter. Watching the seasons changing in the countryside. Gentle rain cooling me down. Freezing temperatures making me feel alive. Completing a run and feeling a sense of achievement even if I'm knackered. Daring to enter a timed run and getting a PB. Generally being one of those people I used to watch running and think "I couldn't do that".

Dislikes: Making the effort to get out of the door. Hot and humid weather. Cramps and stitches meaning I slow down due to pain rather than fatigue. The faff of shower, wash/dry/straighten hair afterwards. Hills. Having nowhere safe to run on dark evenings.

18/07/2012 at 19:12

Like - being able to run!

Dislike - not being able to run.

18/07/2012 at 20:44
Getting slower as I get older
18/07/2012 at 21:08
Tom. wrote (see)
Getting slower as I get older

The runners true and only death

You can still be faster than most your age or younger, and still be fast enough to win, but if you have been one of the fastest to never be able to reach those times again must be horrible.

18/07/2012 at 21:37

likes....the feeling after

dislikes, the feeling during

18/07/2012 at 21:55
Stevie G . wrote (see)

likes....the feeling after

dislikes, the feeling during

Well all forms of excersise condition the body in the period after not during.

So your fine there.


Pethead    pirate
18/07/2012 at 21:59

Like - Keeping fit, its simplicity relative to other sports, the satisfaction near the end of a good long run or successful race.
Dislike - Really slow race courses, events below 5,000m and anyone who can regularly out-sprint me!

18/07/2012 at 22:34
I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I''m not into yoga
I have half a brain

I like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape

Edited: 18/07/2012 at 22:37
18/07/2012 at 23:52

Likes: Feeling fit, breaking my records (longest run, best times), days when it just feels effortless, discovering great new routes, time to think, listen to music or run with and chat with friends.

Dislikes: constantly having sweaty, smelly clothes that need washing, the half hour before I get out the door (I never want to go, but love it once out there!), run commuting and having too many people walking slowly where I want to run, the fact that my times are still slow despite running regularly, injuries and niggles.

18/07/2012 at 23:56

Like: knowing the aching's going to make me a better runner tomorrow, the views on the hills, seeing the same paths and surrounding areas slowly change, seeing a bit of wildlife, the air in the country, finding I have energy reserves to pelt it, surfaces where I have to think where to put my feet, the attitude of other runners.

Dislike: overcoming low motivation before going out (though I mostly do), flat runs, urban runs, how some urban people seem hostile to you being out, the aching feeling after really pelting it, being mediocre despite putting a lot of effort into it.

Edit: not excluding the obvious advantages of endorphins, feeling fit etc.

Edited: 18/07/2012 at 23:57
19/07/2012 at 00:09
YoungPup wrote (see)
I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I''m not into yoga
I have half a brain

I like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape

Really how did i miss that? getting slow.

19/07/2012 at 09:30

Like: The feeling of freedom, seeing new sights, feeling positive and smilling when I have ran a fast kilometer. I also love having time on my own, I come up with some great ideas when I'm running! 

Dislike: Being 'hissed at' by geese when I run in the Lea Valley and phesants flying out of bushes / side of fields, I swear one day a phesant will give me a heart attack! 

19/07/2012 at 09:37
YoungPup wrote (see)
I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I''m not into yoga
I have half a brain

I like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape


Likes: exploring somewhere new. Feeling that feeling on a great run where you're just smiling and loving every step. The jubilation at a new PB. The feeling when you're flying and your soul is souring with every step. The finish line.

Dislikes; the misery when you've just not had a good run and its been crap weather, the constant need to wash sports clothes, the time management aspect. I hate not having a good run!

19/07/2012 at 10:35


  •  Having good enough form to smile and chat with someone during a race
  • my after race routine of shower, change into loose clothing and munch on a pork pie
  • getting a PB
  • a strong finish.



  • "Run Forest Run"
  • People walking like Richard Ashcroft taking up the whole pavement
  • Having a headwind no matter which direction you're going
  • IT band going when you're running well
19/07/2012 at 12:04

Like:  Getting there quicker.

Dislike: Getting there hotter.

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