Would You Rather #4

It is time for another Would You Rather.  They are quite fun, and well, they make you think. Thank You Corie for another set of great questions.

Would you rather Bike 100 Miles or Run Miles?

1 mile = 1.6km, so that’s 160km.  I’m not a bike rider. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind a leisurely bike ride every now and then, but I’d rather run. Even though running 160km would be hard work, and it might take me over a day to complete it, and I may have to walk some of it, I think I would enjoy it more, as I would get to see more scenery.

Wear TOO many clothes and then have to carry them because it’s too hot or wear TOO little clothes and endure a little coldness?

I’ve done both.  One time I wore a long sleeve top and I got so hot I ended up taking it off and running in my sports bra.  The top was lightweight, so I didn’t notice it tied around my waist.
Another time (funnily enough was the same course, but a year later), I got cold (but it was raining), and just put up with the coldness.
So the answer to my question is as follows.  If it’s not raining, then coldness.  If it is raining, then heat & carry.

Would you rather run without your GPS or without your Music?

Again I’ve done both, but I would rather run without my music.  It makes me more aware of my surroundings. I don’t look at my watch much now anyway, but I like having the reassurance of the ‘beep’ of the GPS Watch.

Would you rather run socially or run competitively?

I love the social aspect of running, but at the same time I run to get a pb, so I would say competitively (against myself).

Would you rather start a race in the front of in the back?

It depends on the size of the race.  If the race has “start” waves then I would start in the wave that best represents my pace.
There is nothing worse than a runner being in the correct wave and then having to overtake all the slow runners that wanted to be at the front. Yes, it’s nice to be at the front as it’s roomier, but you aren’t being fair to yourself or those that are faster than you.
So I would rather start at the back (and then gradually overtake all those slow runners, which I have done).

Would you rather run a race to raise money for a charity or run a race just because?
Again I have done both.  But in saying that I’ve entered races, and donated extra for charity, not actually gone to family, friends, and strangers and collected money from them (cause I’m lazy and have better things to do with my time a busy life as it is). I would much rather run a race just because.

Would you rather have an awful race experience and PR or have the time of your life and NOT PR?

Either way I would get an excellent story out of it. But I would rather have the time of my life and enjoy the run and not have a personal record/best than have a shocking run.

Would you rather run on the right side of the road of race on the left?

We drive on the left in Australia, so when I run on the road, I run on the right, I’ve run on the left, and it just feels weird (and also dangerous, as I can’t see traffic).

Would you rather shower and take a nap after a long run/race or shower and be productive?
I have only ever had to have a nap once after a long run, and even then I was till productive (after a 15min power nap).  I find I have so much energy I after a good run that I want to channel that energy into other things.

Run with your significant other or your friends?
My SO (Tom) could be a runner, except for the fact he doesn’t run.  We have ran together… sort of. We did this:

Does that count?
He is also my best friend.
I don’t have a lot of running friends 🙁 and those that do run say I’m too fast :(. I would love to run with Tom, but I’m more of a solo runner at the end of the day.

Feel free to answer some or all

2 thoughts on “Would You Rather #4”

  1. The biking would be easier, but finishing a 100 run appeals to me, in a twisted way.

    I almost always wear too much at the start on chilly days. I hate being cold.

    I prefer to go without music than without my GPS (really my HR monitor, more than the distance).

    Run competitively.

    Start in the front, although I would choose starting in the back of the serious runners. I prefer to chase than to lead, but hate being stuck in a blob more.

    I alternate which side I run on, so no preference.

    If the race is really long, does drinking a beer count as productive? If not, then napping.

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