How Competitive Are You?

Are you wired to be too hasty or to hold back on race day? Take our quiz and learn how to overcome unhealthy instincts

Posted: 10 December 2010
by Araina Bond

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cool! scored 4! hope no-one scores more than that!!
Posted: 10/12/2010 at 12:21

3 for me !
Posted: 10/12/2010 at 12:54

That was appalling.  There are literally hundreds of sensible, useful topics that could be covered but this is what is dished out.

Does everything have to be first grade paint by numbers?

Posted: 10/12/2010 at 13:13

What I don't get is that 2 of the questions scored zero. So if you answer yes or no it doesn't matter. So what is the point of the question???
Posted: 10/12/2010 at 17:59

Just embarrassing...

 I particularly liked...

The Sign: You abandon your race plan to pick off random rivals around you
The Solution: Focusing on the pack won't lead to better performance

I love how the whole concept of racing is totally ignored. You set your own pace and you'd better not even think about racing anyone else. Infantile. 

Posted: 12/12/2010 at 02:18

tis daft but I am -2 -lol
Posted: 12/12/2010 at 08:07

Possibility the worst RW article I have read. Not only was it a silly way to come to a conclusion with the number system. But I think most adults have the metacognition needed to assess their own competitiveness or lack of. Gave me a chuckle at least
Posted: 12/12/2010 at 16:04

Maybe the author used to write for "Jackie"
Posted: 12/12/2010 at 18:12

If a dog and a pig mated, would their offspring be dig's or pog's?

Posted: 14/12/2010 at 21:49

The best thing about this thread is the word metacognition.
Posted: 14/12/2010 at 23:36

Gives the impression the competitive and laissez-faire need fixing. Many will be perfetly happy just the way they are.

RW is running out of things to say. Subscription is threatened.

Rehashed old material full of contradictions; pointless for experienced runners, confusing for beginners.

Posted: 15/12/2010 at 00:05

This sucks, I'm going for a run
Posted: 15/12/2010 at 16:24

Well, it's a quiet time and none of us wants to work too hard. That seems to include the Runners World Editorial staff.
Posted: 31/12/2010 at 15:03

You used the apostrophe incorrectly. Still. It was more interesting than the article.

Posted: 31/12/2010 at 15:05

I scored 57.

I didn't actually have to add or subtract any numbers, but they didn't specify a starting value, so i chose 57.

Posted: 31/12/2010 at 15:51

kittenkat wrote (see)
Training through injury doesn't make you any less competitive, it just makes you stupid, as does deliberately training with slower people, that's not being competitive that's lack of self esteem!

Translates as KK is so competitive it annoys her that answering truthfully means she doesn't score top marks

Posted: 31/12/2010 at 17:25

Posted: 07/01/2011 at 12:51

Sorry the LOL was to Lardarse

"I didn't actually have to add or subtract any numbers, but they didn't specify a starting value, so i chose 57."

Posted: 07/01/2011 at 12:52

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