If you can run under 6min/mile for a 10k never ever wear things in your ears that make noise. this goes for racing and training.
sunglasses- only if your last name is Drayton watches- always sleep and shower with your watch on. never start your watch for a track race unless you are pacing someone. never start your watch for a xc race never stop your watch crossing the line in a road race own up to your farts
-never spend more time on message boards than you actually spend running in a day, in fact about the only thing you need more of than running is sleep -never make anonymous posts on message boards causing $#!% for anyone, especially a training partner; they aren't funny or useful to anyone
- do not surge to keep up with the person who is lapping you! (this applies to a very select group; you know who you are!)
I like this rule, even if Reid broke it.
-only gather as much information as you actually need (this applies in particular to the daily use of HRMs, GPSs, and even bathroom scales).
-always acknowledge the runner going the other way, no matter how much slower he/she is than you.
-don't buy shoes solely based on the colour.
-don't wear a visor.
-don't wear full tights with just a singlet (If it's too cold for shorts, it's obviously too cold for just a singlet; and if it's too warm for a t-shirt, it's obviously too warm for full tights. You get the idea.)
-understand why wind at the track does not "balance out".
Post by jordan1234567890 on May 15, 2009 9:59:05 GMT -5
This is a great thread!
1>- If you get top 3 in a track race, always shake the hands of your competition. And if you get 4th or less wait to see if people will shake your hand and then if they dont do it anyways.
2>- Never EVER wash a singlet/jersey/running shirt in between seasons no matter how bad it smells. the sweat of failure and success must be carried with you throughout your seasons and competitions! But shorts is okay..
3>- Warm up on your own and cool down with others.
4>- someone mentioned PB and PR-- Are you Canadian or American? if your Canadian you better say PB god damn it!!!!!!
5>- Never buy Nike for trainers! unless you are a sprinter in which case you can do what ever you want cause your event take so much time and effort..!
MD- Two types of training, one type of pain..all types of glory.
- When a driver hasn't looked at you when turning, always run behind the car
If YOU have the right of way to cross the road, the driver has looked you in the eye and knows you intend to cross, and in spite of it all he/she continues to cut you off, you are in the clear to hit the car, snap the antenna, or run across the hood or trunk, at your discretion depending on the situation.
I usually just give the rear quarter panel a good loud thump.
Post by Smithwicks on May 15, 2009 11:59:56 GMT -5
I once punched through the window of a van, the large side window on the door, and pulled the occupant out through the window. I proceeded to thump him. Head rebounding between my fist and the door. Blood everywhere. I thought I was winning this one until I realized all the blood was from glass cutting my hand and arm up. Nothing major because glass in vehicles doesn't break the same as most regular paned windows.
- Always take your medal off after receiving it. Major games are excluded from this rule. The rule does apply to national championships. Do not ever wear your medal to a bar after a competition. You may give your medal to a kid if you wish.
- Some races have home made crafts/ornanaments as prizes. Always be polite and respectful about these things , no matter how ugly or tacky they are.
- do not get caught tossing your prize in to a (river,lake ,harbour,over a flight of stairs etc)
-always show up for awards. Make sure you tell someone involved what your reason is for not showing up. Flights and child care issues are good excuses. Beating the traffic is not.
Don't give an inch if there is a car in your lane coming at you and it is four lanes and the lane next to the car is empty.
I'll offer a slight variation on this rule, for running on narrow mountain roads with switchbacks, and a wall on one side and cliff on the other, so you've got no room to manoeuvre.
Run in the middle of the lane as long as you can, moving out only when the car gets really close. This forces the car to move out, and leaves you with more room to duck into in the event of trouble.
Also for running on that kind o road...
Don't always run facing traffic, but rather run where cars will have the best opportunity to see you. On a narrow road with switchbacks, this often means running closer to the guardrail, instead of the inside next to the mountainside, regardless of direction of traffic.
That’s quite an exhaustive list you’ve compiled, Dr. McInnes! Perhaps you should direct some of this seemingly boundless creative energy towards a revival of the dearly departed McInnes-Kiteley Report.
There’s really not much left to add, other than the following:
1. One of McInnes’s first rules of Run Club (don’t cut corners during workouts) requires a bit of elaboration. When running intervals on the outside lane of a track, NEVER pass on the inside lane, even when there’s no room to pass on the outside (such as at U of T’s Athletic Centre), or risk Matt going all Christian Bale on you. I learned this one the hard way.
2. Nicknames for McInnes training partners are almost invariably determined by adding the suffix “sy” to the first syllable of one’s surname. For example, Reid = Reidsy, Kiteley = Kitesy, Midmer = Midsy, etc., etc. If the surname does not lend itself to such treatment (e.g. McInnes), then simply add “y” or “sy” to the first syllable of one’s first name (e.g. “Matty”).
Somehow, I managed to escape being saddled with the nickname “Breechy”, or even worse, “Jaysy”!