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So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Robinandamelia » Thu May 02, 2013 10:07 am

This is a great article!! Worth the read for sure.

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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Jwolf » Thu May 02, 2013 10:27 am

That's great, thanks.

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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Joe Dwarf » Thu May 02, 2013 10:59 am

Isn't that entire article pretty much the MO of runningmania? I've always found this site to be inclusive and supporting of all runners, no matter fast or slow, hyper-competitive or just out for the sunshine.

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Postby Robinandamelia » Thu May 02, 2013 12:19 pm

Joe Dwarf wrote:Isn't that entire article pretty much the MO of runningmania? I've always found this site to be inclusive and supporting of all runners, no matter fast or slow, hyper-competitive or just out for the sunshine.


Absolutely!

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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby La » Thu May 02, 2013 12:34 pm

The only issue I have with the article is the title. It should be, "Do You Think You Run Slowly." ;)
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby ian » Thu May 02, 2013 2:54 pm

La wrote:The only issue I have with the article is the title. It should be, "Do You Think You Run Slowly." ;)

I don't know, maybe "slow runners" need our support even more?
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Postby turd ferguson » Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 pm

La wrote:The only issue I have with the article is the title. It should be, "Do You Think You Run Slowly." ;)


Come on. Whom are you trying to impress with you're correct use of English?
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Postby ultraslacker » Thu May 02, 2013 3:18 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
La wrote:The only issue I have with the article is the title. It should be, "Do You Think You Run Slowly." ;)


Come on. Whom are you trying to impress with you're correct use of English?


:lol: 8)
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So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Jwolf » Thu May 02, 2013 3:22 pm

What I got out of it was "stop thinking of yourself as slow". Speed is relative- there's almost always someone faster. But if you continually call yourself "slow" you can entrenched in that negative mindset.
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Postby MikeM » Thu May 02, 2013 3:23 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
La wrote:The only issue I have with the article is the title. It should be, "Do You Think You Run Slowly." ;)


Come on. Whom are you trying to impress with you're correct use of English?


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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Stampie » Thu May 02, 2013 3:29 pm

Great article, thanks for posting!

I found this quote kind of hit home for me.
I hope you can look at some of these stats and insights from runners who are “fast” and realize speed is merely a state of mind. Once you can reframe your thoughts on your speed and potential, you open yourself up for great things to happen with your training and racing.

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Postby DonnaRigs » Thu May 02, 2013 7:35 pm

Jwolf wrote:What I got out of it was "stop thinking of yourself as slow". Speed is relative- there's almost always someone faster. But if you continually call yourself "slow" you can entrenched in that negative mindset.


Agreed. And what a good reminder. There is ALWAYS someone slower, always someone (unless you are the fastest human) faster.
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby La » Thu May 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Compared to most of my friends, I am slow. Compared to my former self, I am am fast. :)
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Postby Doonst » Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 pm

Compared to most of my friends, I am fast. Compared to my former self, I am am slow. :roll:
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby NMG » Thu May 02, 2013 9:40 pm

That why I like trails. The stuff whizzing by my head and the constant shuffling over rocks, roots and around corners makes me feel faster :D

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Postby daddy_runner » Sat May 04, 2013 10:54 am

NMG wrote:That why I like trails. The stuff whizzing by my head and the constant shuffling over rocks, roots and around corners makes me feel faster :D

This. ^^^^^^
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Postby ultraslacker » Sat May 04, 2013 10:49 pm

daddy_runner wrote:
NMG wrote:That why I like trails. The stuff whizzing by my head and the constant shuffling over rocks, roots and around corners makes me feel faster :D

This. ^^^^^^



true, until you go flying through the air like I did yesterday. :lol:
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Stampie » Sat May 04, 2013 10:53 pm

ultraslacker wrote:
daddy_runner wrote:
NMG wrote:That why I like trails. The stuff whizzing by my head and the constant shuffling over rocks, roots and around corners makes me feel faster :D

This. ^^^^^^



true, until you go flying through the air like I did yesterday. :lol:

Then you become Superman, or in your case, Superwoman. :lol:
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby MrBond » Sun May 05, 2013 6:36 am

Doonst wrote:Compared to most of my friends, I am fast. Compared to my former self, I am am slow. :roll:


Compared to most of my running friends, I am slow.
Compared to the majority of the population, I'm doing just fine, thanks.
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby NMG » Sun May 05, 2013 7:22 am

ultraslacker wrote:
daddy_runner wrote:
NMG wrote:That why I like trails. The stuff whizzing by my head and the constant shuffling over rocks, roots and around corners makes me feel faster :D

This. ^^^^^^



true, until you go flying through the air like I did yesterday. :lol:


LOL, yeah I hear you. I think the fastest I've ever been was when I caught my toe on a root and smashed chest/shoulder first onto an exposed piece of granite. I must have hit the ground doing at least 15 MPH, LOL :mrgreen:

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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby MrBond » Sun May 05, 2013 5:58 pm

Back when I was racing motorcycles, I had a sticker on the back of my bike that said 'I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you'.

That might look good printed on the back of my RM shirt...?
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby shannybear13 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:12 pm

Love the article thanks for sharing. I am glad there is someone else out there who irrationally worries about being last. I am learning to let that go...
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Postby La » Tue May 07, 2013 6:43 am

shannybear13 wrote:Love the article thanks for sharing. I am glad there is someone else out there who irrationally worries about being last. I am learning to let that go...

I've been second last (10-mile race in '99). And in another race, only 23 people finished behind me (Ironman 2003 - where more people are around to cheer for the last person than the first!).
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Re: So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby shannybear13 » Tue May 07, 2013 9:00 am

Last to me is those who didn't start or try. I try and remind myself that most times when I am finishing would have been a time in years past that I would still be in bed.
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So What You're a Slow Runner!

Postby Jwolf » Tue May 07, 2013 9:01 am

shannybear13 wrote:Last to me is those who didn't start or try. I try and remind myself that most times when I am finishing would have been a time in years past that I would still be in bed.

Good point.
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