Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday's Why????????

Since every runner in the world now has a GPS unit or some sort of tracking software to figure out mileage, today's question is pretty simple.

Why do we always plan or run to the exact mile?

I've seen people run around parking lots to get in .3 miles, so they could log an even number.

With the exception of the mile or maybe a 10 mile race, all of our events are in meters which means no exact miles.

I'm taking some time off to let my knee calm down and yes Coach Liz I am icing it on a regular basis.

I didn't win the Biggest Loser contest at work, but I did represent for the athletic type and lost nine pounds. I celebrated with a bag of chips and a six-pack of adult BEvERages................ ha

Okay, get out there and run 3.4 miles Jess................


Marlene said...

Congrats on your success in the Biggest Loser challenge. Now, the challenge is to stay motivated and keep it going.

I can be anal about reaching even kilometres on runs, but mostly just if I'm trying to reach a set distance. If I want to run 10K, I won't stop at 9.9 but I will have no problem stopping at 10.2 - kwim?

Cathy said...

I am like Marlene. I will set a distance I want to reach and won't want to go below that, but will often go over it. I often don't stop at an even number.

Her Name is Rio said...

I used to be that person in the parking lot trying to round out my mileage ...but no more. When I'm done, I'm done. :)

Christy said...

I am totally guilty of running around the parking lot. Sort of obsessive.

Remember me? My other blog got deleted and I had to starte a new one...goes with the whole starting over idea.

We met up in Nashville at Country Music marathon a few years back~

Christie said...

I have no idea. Things would be so much easier if we ran as far as we felt like. Or maybe I should start recording my runs in km just to make things interesting.

Great job on the weight loss! I hope those were baked chips and light BEvERages.

Anne said...

I've often wondered about this myself, especially when you see people running just for the sake of round numbers instead of quality time. And, as you say, it's not like our races usually end in round numbers. Hmmmmm.