Thursday, June 7, 2012

Your PR Sucks!!!

Last Sunday while running the Casper Marathon, I had a funny conversation with another runner that I thought I'd share.  It was about mile 12 or 13 and I came up along side a younger marathoner...

Him .. "How ya doin'?"
Me ...  "Not bad, I'm strugglin' a little with the altitude"
Him ... "I'm hurtin' a little too, but I've got a good reason for it"
Me ... "Why's that?"
Him ... "I just ran Fargo a couple of weeks ago and then Newport yesterday - I PR'd at Fargo!"
Me ... "Oh that's cool - well, you're probably pretty spent then!"
Him ... "Yeah, I ran a 3:19:56 at Fargo - I was pretty excited because it sounds a WHOLE lot better than 3:20:something"
Me ... "You're right!"
Him ... "If you don't mind me asking, what's your PR?"
Me ... "3:20:03"
Him ... "Awe *#%*# man, I'm sorry - I didn't mean anything by that ... *#%*# I'm really sorry"
Me ... "Ha - no worries ... you're right, your PR sounds much more impressive than mine!"

Just thought that was a pretty funny exchange.  And yes, I AM killing myself to try to get below 3:20, because this young man was right ... 3:19 sounds a WHOLE lot better than 3:20:something! Whatever your PR may be - have a great weekend!
... be great today!

12 comments:

  1. You should have just reached over and smacked him. Yep! That would have showed him how you really felt. Ha!

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  2. That's kind of like asking someone if they are a master's runner...and they aren't.

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  3. LOL! Such an awesome story!

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  4. Proud of his PR wasn't he? And you are such a slow old thing - a whole bunch of seconds slower than him.

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  5. Haha, love it and so true! Have a good weekend!

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  6. hahaha....pull out left foot, insert right!

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  7. I'm just impressed that you can have a conversation while running that fast! haha

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  8. That's pretty funny! 3:20 is pretty darn impressive to me!!

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  9. You should have said 2:15 and that you were working on your spot in the Olympics for 2016. That would have given him something to mentally chew on for awhile :)

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