Are we all half/full runners here?
I do the longer distances because its more of a test, its better from a weight control and overall fitness perspective and its easier to get involved with.
That said if I look back to school days I was a pretty tidy sprinter but had no aptitude or interest in anything over 400m. Judging from race finishes I suspect I'd still have a far better WAVA figure for 60/100/200m (if they do them) than for longer distances.
I did a test the other week that said I was probably a halfer. Ironically my most impressive PB (admittedly set 20+ years ago) is a mile!
I like marathon because most people can't do them and I like that look of "my god you're mental" in their eyes.
Since first week of September I've done 3 marathons, a 100m, a 400m and a mile. Should have been a 30 in there too but pulled out at half-way. A half tomoz and marathons in the two following weeks, then a 10k and 10 mile to finish.
S'pose that, and the other races this year, sort of tips me towards being a longer distance runner (or waddler as it more realistically is at the mo)!
I didn't mean to be a long distance runner....
I married one and got sucked in
Before recently i've always just done a couple of miles every now and then but now in training for a HM with the intention to moving up to a FM later next year/early 2011.
I do find it more of a challenge for the longer runs (mental aswell as physical as already said) and enjoy the sense of achievement and fitness!! As LB said the look of "You're off your head" is quite good too!!
3000ms was my distance followed by 5000ms. My 200ms weren't too bad, maonly because of the amount of 200 reps I did in training.
I've done a couple of tidy marathonsand halfs though. Which I enjoyed but 3000m and 5000m is where I had most success. I think I might still be in the UK top 20 for 3k, just.
I do half marathons because Im away from my family for longer.
Moving up to full marathons shortly, so what does that say about my marriage?
Actually that it rocks, but then I think men like independant, fit woman, who get out and do stuff for themselves.
Opposite to you Elli - I'm faster over shorter distances, but don't have a great deal of stamina. When I do 'race' (which is rarely!) HMs are my preferred distance, though my all-time best PB is over a 10K. I would like to do an FM, but I need to build up very slowly.
I enjoy running HMs because I like the challenge of pacing myself, tuning in to what my body's telling me and dutifully ignoring it
It's the distance that makes it.
I did a 10k the other day and ok - I went a bit faster than usual because of the distance - but at the end I felt "was that it?" It was, like, blink & you'll miss it!
Beachy Head in a couple of weeks, so off for a nice long slow plod in a while
I did 14 miles this morning and get called "mental" and a "nutter"
THAT'S why I do it....
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
I did 14 miles this morning and get called "mental" and a "nutter" THAT'S why I do it....
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