>Off the Beaten Path>Do runners throw temper tantrums??
I think that runners are a better breed of people in the sportsmanship area, from what I've seen at least.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
I have never seen a runner take off their shoes and heave them into traffic.
(except those track prisses, they're just a bunch of elitist pricks)
Like that? Not while running. Although, I will say, I was kinda mean and dirty during XC races. At districts, this kid kept trying to spike the backs of my legs, and the usual flipping mud at him wasn't working. I happened to notice that everyone in front of me was suddenly veering left or right around a rather solidly built square wooden lamppost. I waited till the last second, duck around the post, and heard a satisfying THUD!!! followed by a groan. The people behind me found it amusing, too.
In my defense, if the guy hadn't been so intent on trying to put his 1/4" spikes through my calves, he would've seen the post.
Oh, and I did once see someone get shoulder tackled into an electrified cow fence.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
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