Running Q & A

A few days ago we were tagged by the lovely Viv over at runvivvyrun to do a running Q & A session! So here are our answers to the list of running related questions! We will tag a few people at the end to do their own Q & A – but don’t feel obligated to do it as it’s just for fun – and similarly if I haven’t tagged you and you want to answer the questions then go for it!

Would you rather run along a beach path or a mountain trail?

Definitely beach path (and we do quite regularly!)… mountains (or any hill incline really) and running = blugh! We are all about the flat!!

If you could choose the flavour of Gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be?

We don’t have Gatorade in the UK as far as we know so have never tried it… we’ll have to wait till after our rundisney race to comment on this one as I know they give it out on course!

If you are given a $100 git card for a running store, what would you purchase with it?

Without a doubt a good pair of running shoes. Decent shoes are not cheap but they are so necessary to make running an enjoyable experience that doesn’t involve painful legs and frequent injury!

Do you prefer to use a training plan or wake up and then decide how far or fast you want to run?

I guess whilst we like the idea of just being able to get up and run as far as we want, we prefer to use the training plan (especially right now) as we need something to keep us on track when working towards a race.

Would you rather start your run with the uphill and end with the downhill or start your run with the downhill and end with the uphill?

100% start uphill and end downhill… get those hills out of the way whilst we still have energy!

When you can’t run, what kind of cross-training do you choose to do?

I’m (Amy) into a bit of yoga at the moment, but you can’t beat a nice walk! Gid like’s to go to the gym.

What is your preference –> out and back, point to point, or loop runs?

It depends where we are really. We like the loop when when we are near home/know where we are well, but we’d rather do an out and back if we have driven somewhere we aren’t familiar with as there is less chance of getting lost!

If you could recommend ANY running related item to a new runner it would be?

A flipbelt! Great to carry around all your running related bits n bobs (phone, keys, headphones, inhaler, snacks etc) and doesn’t bounce around/ get in the way whilst running! Most of the time I don’t even notice its there!

Do you see any wild animals while out on your runs?

Only ducks/swan’s if we go to the lake. A pigeon flew out of a tree I was running under last week and scared the pants off me! Do pigeons count?

Ever gotten lost while out on a run?

Not yet. I did run further than I have ever walked down a trail once – but it was an out and back trail so I wouldn’t call myself lost.

If you could have one meal waiting and ready for you each time you got home from a run for the next 30 days… what would it be?

A big bag of chocolate doesn’t really count as a meal does it?

Capris or short? What do you run in most?

Gid run’s in his shorts unless it’s winter where he wears running tights. I (Amy) am about 50/50 depending on how hot it is outside.

At what mile (or how many minutes) into your run does your body start to feel like it is warming up and ready to go?

Probably around a mile into the run… it doesn’t take long for it to go from ‘ready to go’ to ‘ready to give up’ though! 😛

What do you do with your key when you run?

Put it in the flipbelt!

If you could re-live any race that you have done in the past, which one?

We really enjoyed the Bath Two Tunnels 5k because it was our first race and we really felt we had achieved something afterwards! Plus we did far better than we were expecting which is always good!

What type of run is your least favourite?

Anything involving hills! Ugh hills!!

When you go for a run, do you leave from your front door or drive somewhere to start?

We do both – for our shorter mid week runs we tend to just run from the house but for our long run’s we like to drive down to the lake or the beach or somewhere less hilly!

When running in daylight, are sunglasses a must or an annoyance?

We both wear normal glasses all the time so always wear these when running. My (Amy’s) sunglasses are prescription ones, but they are not as comfortable on the face as my normal glasses and tend to bounce around so I never wear them running.

When you get tired, what keeps you from quitting?

We both keep each other from quitting… (or we both quit lol!)

So that wraps up our running Q & A… i’ll tag a few people below, but again, don’t feel you have to do it! It’s just a bit of fun at the end of the day! Happy running guys!

♦ liveloverunlikeaprincess really not a runner ♦ running not racing ♦ The Dude Run Run ♦

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