Who else is eager for the holiday weekend? Ryan and I are headed out for a camping trip to the Olympic Peninsula on Friday, and my brain is attempting to beat me there. I’m sure you’re all feeling the same way, so let’s take a break from the more technical running speak and think out loud today with a fun game of would you rather, running style.
Play along in the comments and feel free to share the whole survey on your own blog if you wish!
Would You Rather…
Run a race in 30 degrees (F) and windy or 80 degrees and super sunny?
I prefer running in the cold, and I’d rather battle the wind than overheat. My first half marathon was 35 degrees and windy and I loved it!
Run a beer mile or a color run?
Beer me. I’m not at much of a girly girl and knowing my luck I’d swallow some of the dye. Just, if it’s going to be a cheaper beer, can it be Miller Genuine Draft and not Bud Light, please?
Run on the trails or in an urban setting?
Trails, please. I love to opt outside! I’d rather get chased by angry pack of geese (it has happened!) than face crazy Seattle drivers.
Forget to put on deodorant or Body Glide before a long run?
Body Glide…because I honestly don’t use any now! Although I should have during that one 15 miler in the rain…
Eat bacon or brownies as mid-race fuel?
Either option makes my stomach turn! I think I’d have to go with brownies, though, as long as it’s not a hot race.
Wear running shoes that are too big or too small?
Too small. I hate the feeling of my toes being crammed!
Run a crowded big city marathon with 30,000+ runners or run a small rural marathon with less than 200 finishers?
As much as I thrive on having other runners to pace off of and chase during a race (what can I say, I’m competitive), I’d rather run a small rural race. Crowds make me feel nervous and claustrophobic.
Eat Indian curry or sashimi the night before a big race?
I’ll take spicy over the slightest risk of food poisoning from raw fish any day of the week. Although I’m probably just saying that because I’m always in the mood to eat good curry! Plus: CARBS.
Travel for a good PR race or choose a local but challenging race?
I prefer the convenience of local races and love supporting my local running community. If the race is on the Eastside, bring it! If it’s in downtown Seattle, nope nope nope because those hills scare me. Cold and flat races make me happy…which is why I’ll be running the California International Marathon in December!
Eat sweet or savory immediately after finishing a race or hard long run?
Savory – give me the salt! And plain coconut water or beer please.
Your turn! Pick a couple questions and play along in the comments and/or do the full survey over at your blog!