I like running because I like being fit and in shape and can do this without much effort. I'm not so keen on competition if not in good shape, because I'm not the sort to go in a race and not give 100%. But basically I'm a runner.
There's some on this forum who run/train in order to compete. They don't like running. Running is a means to an end. They stick to training programs and relate how they fear, hate and dread what is next on the list. A session is something to endure and get out of the way.
They are the sort who have two or three years burning everyone up, and then bugger off back to football or golf. They end up 20 years down the line, 8 stone overweight telling anyone in range how they used to beat xy &z at running.
Meanwhile xy & z are still running and competing and not overweight. They like running. They are runners.
I wouldn't know how to describe the other guy. Not my area.
Not at all rob. I'd just be wary about glycogen depletion due to the intensity. I read that once at a low level, it takes 3 days of 500grms just to get back to optimum. You might not hit the wall, but low levels do slow you down. (I'll double check those figures)
Just noticed J Hay is doing a 3000m on Eurosport right now!