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!