3 Runners' Dilemmas Answered
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
From the June 2012 issue of Runner’s World
We resolve your tricky predicaments
If chocolate milk is a good recovery drink, a glass of water and a brownie does the same thing… right?
– VIA TWITTER
Absolutely. And if one brownie helps you recover, then two brownies help you recover twice as fast.
As a 10th anniversary surprise I’ve entered my wife in a marathon (with me, of course). Is it possible to start training together without her catching on?
– ADAM P.
Leave it to a runner to say “happy anniversary” with a surprise 42.2-kilometre foot race. I love it. The crucial thing here is to trick your wife into doing a weekly long run. Try presenting this as a challenge that you need her help with: you’ve vowed (hee-hee!) to do a long run every week for X weeks, leading up to Y kilometres. Ask her to join you for moral support, as a favour to you. I bet she’ll fall for it. Good luck!
Recently a close mate who’s only been running for three years PB’ed in a half-marathon, and I’ll admit it ticked me off. His time is much better than mine, and I’ve been running for years. Ideas for ways I can shake this off?
– PETER R.
Sounds like you’re taking your friend’s personal best a little too personally. If this guy really is a “close mate,” tell him what you’re feeling. Emphasise that you’re not happy about harbouring this resentment, which is why you’ve come to him. I’ll be surprised if you can’t hash things out. Note: probably best not to have this chat during a run. Being dropped mid-sentence might push you over the edge.
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