Today I have a fun little running themed question and answer. Think you know me now? Just wait until after you finish reading….
Would you rather….
Run a race in 15 degrees and sunny….or 80 degrees and cloudy?
This is an easy one for me-I’ll take the cold and sun any day. Yes cold running requires a lot of layers but I’ve never run in weather where I don’t eventually warm up. I’ve run in as cold as -10° below zero and although it was quite chilly, I did warm up. And bonus if the sun is out-you are almost guaranteed to warm up at some point. With a little clothing prep and planning, you are good to go. If it’s 80°…yeah plan on staying hot because you will not get cooler!
DNF or DNS (did not finish or did not start)
I have a bad feeling about both of these scenario’s and unfortunately I’ve been on both sides. If I had to choose (and for the purposes of this post, a choice is necessary), I choose to DNS. My DNF at the 2015 Buckeye Buster left me with some significant emotional turmoil and thus far, I am still questioning whether it was the right decision. On the other hand, I DNS’ed the 20 mile drop last year due to looming injury and am very happy with that decision.
Forget deodorant or body glide
Without a doubt, I would rather forget deodorant. My husband usually describes me as smelling like a pond when I finish a long run and part of me has a little moment of pride. Chafing on the other hand-that shit is no joke! I have had some EPIC chafing (will spare you the details-you’re welcome) so needless to say, I have a stash of body glide that comes with me everywhere!
Run a doughnut mile or and ice cream mile
Ice cream headache anyone?? Doughnuts all the way for me!
Train through winter for a spring race, or train through summer for a fall race
In NE Ohio, we experience some pretty big temperature extremes-extremely cold and snowy winters, and hot and humid summers. Both present significant training challenges. I’ve trained for marathons in both hot and cold conditions so I definitely see the pro’s and cons of each-sleeping in during winter training is nice versus starting super early in the summer to avoid the heat. More daylight in the summer is great and I feel like it allows for more miles. So with that, my choice is two fold- I prefer to train for a road marathon during the winter where treadmills and indoor tracks are readily available and I like to train for a trail marathon during the summer when the trails are cool and shaded by the trees. Is choosing both a cop out?
Treadmill for an hour or track for an hour
If you know me, you know my answer is hands down the track-I love that thing.
Blister or chafe
I feel like these kind of fall in the same category but I would rather chafe as you can always throw down a layer of vaseline or body glide to prevent more damage. Blisters are a bit trickier-once they’re there, they’re there for the long haul.
So now that you know a little more about me, it’s your turn:
Doughnuts or ice cream
DNF or DNS-seriously interested to see how others feel about this one