Intentionally mislead someone about the length and/or difficulty of a trail run or hike?
I've been thinking about this a little. I went on a run with a friend that I'd done many times. He hadn't ever done this route. It was a little longer than he was used to running (maybe a mile or two longer). I knew his fitness level was pretty good, and that he wouldn't have any trouble on the route, so when he asked how long it was I was purposefully vague and played dumb.
The run was lots of fun, he didn't have any issues. He still speaks to me. I think that's a win!
Trail Running is the best.
Follower of Forrest
Never on purpose...I have taken dgf on a route that was normal for me, but didn't work so well for her...whoops!
4/5 - Lost Brook Trail 10mi 1:15:42
4/27 - Ironmaster's Challenge 50k
6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 56mi
Yes, especidally with DS. He took distance very literally, if I said 5 miles, he expected it to be done at 5.0.
I do this all the time. People establish false limitations on their running ability so I trick them into running further than they realize they can.
4/21- Boston Marathon
4/25- Salt Flats 100
5/3- Sinister Night Run 55K
5/10- Ice Age 50M
6/1- Comrades Marathon
6/14- Bryce 100
I second this.
Only once, and it was more of a towpath than any real trail. The friend I ran with was training for a 10 mile road race and I ended up pushing her about 2 miles past her "planned" mileage for the day, and she was happier for it. I'm pretty harmless otherwise.
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I Run for Oiselle
3/2/14: NERRC Winter 10k
3/30/14: Love Run 13.1
4/5/14: Tyler Trail 10k
4/13/14: Healthy Trails 5k
5/4/14: Broad Street Run 10M
5/9/14: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod
5/18/14: Dirty German 25k
I took my SIL for a "5 mile run" that was really about 7 miles. He He He. She was "faux mad" for a little while, but then later thanked me.
Hog's Hunt 50k, May 10 (maybe)
Bighorn 100m, Jun 20
"Oh, it's not that hilly...you'll be fine..."
Huh, I have a blog?
Le professeur de trail
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
No because I don't want them to F.U. my run by bitching and moaning it's hard, can we walk the hills...I'd rather do it alone. Wait I think I voted wrong...that doesn't make me a good friend for telling her it makes me a ..."I don't play well with others."
Way Too Cool 50K 03/08/14
Me either, Sue.
Well I know for certain that I don't play well with others. I quit long ago taking people trail running. When I am alone I am on my agenda--pace, distance, trail options, etc. I have had too many instances of having my runs sabotaged due to one thing or another.