Would You Rather: Running Edition
Let’s play a little game of “would you rather” today!
Would you rather…
1. Have a post race beer or a post race dessert?
Oh this one is so easy!
I would definitely rather have a post race dessert. I’ve done a lot of races that give out free beer coupons and I have never, ever redeemed one. I think beer tastes completely gross. I drank it in college for a little bit but I was being really fake because I hated it!
Tbh, I would rather have a post race Chipotle chicken bowl more than anything!
2. Run with a blister the whole time or a side stitch the whole time?
I’m going to have to go with the side stitch.
Both really suck, but you KNOW a blister isn’t going to go away. In fact it’s only going to get worse as the run progresses. However, with a side stitch you can have hope that it will go away (even if it doesn’t)! That hope will give you a slightly more positive outlook and will make the run feel better than just being mad because you got a blister and it hurts like a b.
3. Run alone or run with friends for every run of an entire training cycle?
Run alone, for sure. In fact I don’t mind doing most things alone. Is that really sad?
4. Run a flat race in the heat or a hilly race in the cold?
Well, how hilly are we talking? Like 3 mid-sized hills over the course of a half marathon, or 10 small hills over the course of a 10K? Or two giant hills over the course of a 5K? And just how cold is it?
Also what length in the flat race in the heat? And how hot is it? And does the course have any shade?
I feel like I don’t have enough information to answer this question!!
5. Run a 5K or a marathon?
Since I am in the middle of marathon training right now I’m going to say run a marathon. However, I did get an email to pre-register for the Jingle Bell Jog 5K yesterday and now I’ve got 5Ks on my mind!
6. Run without music or without your GPS?
Definitely run without music… as long as I can listen to a podcast :). Right now I am marathoning my way through the Young House Love podcast, which is all about interior design since I will soon have a new townhouse to decorate!
7. Train through the winter for a spring race or through the summer for a fall race?
Training through the winter for a spring race sounds like heaven. The frigid winter temps down here dip into the 60s and sometimes the upper 50s, and that’s good training weather! However, I would never sign up for a spring race because by spring the weather here is too hot to really be racing!
It’s not ideal to train through south Florida summers but there’s a part of me that actually loves it. Slow, easy runs in the heat of summer aren’t really all that bad!
8. Would you rather give up running for 1 year to get a BQ or never BQ but run as much as you want?
I know the answer you’re supposed to give here is “never BQ and run as much as you want,” but honestly I’d give up a year to get a BQ.
I’m SOOOOOO far off from even being able to think about BQing that I think it would be an experience worth having. It would be awesome, for one day, to feel what it’s like to run so fast and efficiently.
During the year that I had to give up running I would make an effort to get better at biking and swimming so I could do a tri upon my return.
9. Always run in shorts or always run in tights?
I love running in compression shorts, so I think my answer is a mix of both since they are tight shorts :).
10. Run an ultra marathon or do a triathlon?
RUN AN ULTRA. Definitely run an ultra.
What about you? What’s your ideal post race meal/snack/drink?
Would you rather run a 5K or a marathon?