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    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!

    Jamezilla


    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


       

      runtraildc


        Yes, especidally with DS.  He took distance very literally, if I said 5 miles, he expected it to be done at 5.0.


        Occasional Runner

          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 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.

             

            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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              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

              Sandy-2


                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.  Big grin

                Hog's Hunt 50k, May 10 (maybe)

                Bighorn 100m, Jun 20


                Refurbished Hip

                  "Oh, it's not that hilly...you'll be fine..."


                  Le professeur de trail

                    huh?

                      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

                      jonferg67


                        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."

                         

                        Me either, Sue.

                        NorthernHarrier


                          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.