Friday, April 24, 2015

Would You Rather? Runner Edition

1.  Would you rather come across a snake or a rat while out for a run?  (I have come across both… that is why I am asking this one).  
I’d be okay with either, but really, I think the rat would bother me less because it’s similar to a squirrel and I see those all the time.  I know which snakes in Texas are poisonous and also that they don’t usually hang out on or next to trails, but prefer to be hidden in tall grass or brush.

2.  Would you rather have to run for the next 6 months without a GPS watch or without your music?  
Oh god.  What horror inspired this question.  I guess…I guess I’d opt to go sans music.  I just HAVE to have my data, you know?

3.  Would you rather have the first half of your run be uphill or the second half of your run be uphill?
I’d much rather get the hill out of the way in the first half.  I’ve discovered this preference from experience and when I’m routing a training run, if I know where there are hills, I usually try to put them in the first few miles…unless of course it’s a hilly run and there are hills throughout the entire run...but even then, I like to make sure that the last mile is either flat or at a slight downhill.

4.  Would you rather run your next 5 miler without shoes or without a sports bra?  
Without a sports bra.  The thought of my bare feet pounding on the concrete or asphalt makes me cringe.

5.  Would you rather explore a new area that you have never been to before for your next run or stick to your normal favorite running loop?
New area would win every time.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love my old standby routes.  They’ve never done me wrong and I do not find them boring at all, even though I’ve been running them for over 2 years now.  But, new scenery every now and then is a really good way to break things up and maybe make me push myself a little harder than I usually do during a training run.

6.  Would you rather run in a strong headwind or …..  I actually can’t think of anything worse than running in a strong headwind so let’s just skip this one.

7.  Would you rather never have to stretch again after a run or never have to do core work again in order to stay injury free?  
I’d rather never have to do core work.  I mean, I don’t exactly mind doing core work, but it can get so tedious.  Stretching has the added benefit of being very relaxing, so, even though I’ve been a bad runner and have been super slacking about doing my post-run stretches, I do love to stretch.  In fact, I was just thinking the other day that I really do need to get back in the habit of stretching post-run.

8.  Would you rather run with a blister on your foot or run with a side cramp?
hmmm…I have run with both and honestly, the blister is less annoying, even when it’s bleeding all over my shoe.

9.  Would you rather get a brand new pair of running shoes for free or get a brand new running outfit for free?
SHOES!!!  Frankly, I don’t need any more of either, but I need more colors.  I’d love a pair of the Mizuno Wave Inspire 11’s in the sea foam green!!!

10.  Would you rather do a huge race with spectators all along the course or do a small race without all of the extra stress of a big race?
big race with loads of spectators!!!  I love spectators.  They really do make or break a race!  But small races are great too because then I have a chance of scoring an age group award!  Haha!

If you'd like to play along, post your responses in the comments!

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