>Off the Beaten Path>Do runners throw temper tantrums??
Marathon Maniac # 3228
Needs more cowbell!
I think that runners are a better breed of people in the sportsmanship area, from what I've seen at least.
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
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.
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.