Saturday, July 18, 2009

Male running bravado

A couple of interesting perspectives recently with a couple of people I know that run.

(Female) work colleague N talks of running early in the morning down in Taupo. Recently she mentioned going out with 4 layers of clothing. It is pretty cold down there to be fair. Cold and frosty as in -4 deg C or something.

On the other end of the spectrum I had a conversation with my (male) friend J here in Auckland.

J: "Bit cold this morning on my run. Might have to look into some of the winter running gear. Do you run in it?"
Me: "I haven't got any. But if it gets really cold I might wear a second t-shirt."
J: "..."

Nothing like a bit of dumb male bravado amougst friends. I have to quantify that though Auckland never really gets "cold", 10 minutes or so into any run one layer is plenty.

In the same conversation J mentioned doing the Lydiard Legend Half Marathon ( coming up. I will be interested to see how he goes on what is supposedly the toughest road race in the country. To put it in perspective J is a faster runner than me with a HM PB around 1:32. I'll catch him one day though ;)


Kate said...

I SO want to do the Legend. Have been wanting to for years now, but it never quite works!

Andrew is getting fit said...

I'm sorely tempted to do the legend as well. Maybe next year!