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apparently...

I'm a "mean" runner.. This is what my sister said after our race on Saturday. She was telling me how she talked to this person, this person, and this person while she was running.. I was like hm, I didn't talk to anyone. She said "Yeah, you are a mean runner"

Am I "mean" because I don't talk to other runners? I mean if someone talks to me of course i will talk, but i'm not going to start a conversation. That is just not my personality. I am not an out going person, but it got me to thinking.. 

WDYT?

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Re: apparently...

  • im very outgoing, i talk to strangers all over the place.  i do not talk to people when im racing though.  first of all, i cant - im running way too hard to be able to think, let alone carry on a conversation.  second, im focusing on what im doing, not to who is around me. third, i wouldnt want someone talking to me, so why would i talk to someone else?  before a race and after a race, ill talk to anyone, not during.  and i dont think that's mean either :)
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  • LOL!  That's funny. 

    no, I don't think you're mean.  I don't strike up conversations during a race either.  I will usually say good job to someone that I pass or to someone that passes me, but not much more than that - especially if I'm putting forth some effort and actually racing it.

  • Overly chatty runners during a race annoy me. Heck, one of my running friends cannot.stop.talking when we're *not* racing and it grates on me!

    I might say hi, or encourage a runner who seems to be struggling, but I'm not a conversationalist, whether it's during races or regular runs. IMO you're *normal* not mean.

     

  • My CC coach in high school used to yell at us for talking.  He would tell us that is we can talk we aren't running hard enough.
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  • Thanks Ladies!  I told my sister & my H, i'm not there to make friends, or to talk, i'm there to run. I get in a zone and I can't carry on a conversation.
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  • LOL.  I am definitely a mean runner.  I get focused and have this intense look on my face.  I totally zone out and get very internal just focusing on my garmin and talking to myself (in my head).  Today at my marathon, I hardly talked to anyone and didn't really respond to the crowd.  It is just how I am. I hear stories about people making friends and that just isn't me.  It's okay.  Everyone is different.
  • When my mom and I do long runs together I often have to tell her to shut it!! ;)
  • LOL, there is no way I could talk considering I can hardly even breathe when running!  I guess that would make me mean?  Maybe it's because I'm a beginning, but I REALLY have to focus and muster up a lot of will power just to get through it.

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  • image GRKaters:

    Overly chatty runners during a race annoy me. Heck, one of my running friends cannot.stop.talking when we're *not* racing and it grates on me!

    I might say hi, or encourage a runner who seems to be struggling, but I'm not a conversationalist, whether it's during races or regular runs. IMO you're *normal* not mean.

     

    Ditto. I don't even like DH talking to me when we run together. A couple check ins here and there, other than that, silence. 

  • image iheartryan:
    LOL.  I am definitely a mean runner.  I get focused and have this intense look on my face.  I totally zone out and get very internal just focusing on my garmin and talking to myself (in my head).  Today at my marathon, I hardly talked to anyone and didn't really respond to the crowd.  It is just how I am. I hear stories about people making friends and that just isn't me.  It's okay.  Everyone is different.

    i was totally talking to myself in my head. for the last 3 miles i was talking myself up. lol. 

    http://lifeisbeachykeenblog.wordpress.com
  • I raced alone on Saturday and didn't talk to anyone during the race. A guy did strike up a conversation after the race--the finish line was a mile from where our cars were parked.

    I ran a 10K alone last summer and came upon a group of runners wearing t-shirts from the university near my hometown (600 miles from here). I said hi and we chatted about our town a bit, then I went on my merry way. Typically I don't talk to people I don't know during a race, though.

    I ran a half marathon with my best friend last year, and we talked on and off throughout the race. It was too long of a race for me to be pushing myself to the limit the entire time! But there were definitely periods of silence, too.

  • Um, if I'm racing, I'm not chatting.  I might encourage other runners that I see struggling or exchange a few words with someone I pass or someone that's passing me, but that's about it.

    We've been joining a group on long runs for a couple weekends and I'll chat with people then. 

  • lol, I don't think that's mean. I don't like to talk during a race either.  It's just not what I'm there for. 
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