Friday, July 23, 2010

RRT 92: Compete or Complete?

Charlie (Running with Coffee), Mike (Westy's Running), Tim (RunDervRun), Eddie (Eddie Marathon), and Joe (RunWestchester) had a lively discussion on the events we enter and if we do so to compete or complete? If I work really hard to train but am still slow, am I an athlete? If I'm a guy and can't break 2:10 in the marathon, what's the point? Well, you just have to listen to find out.

We had a busy chat room and even had a special guest caller, although he called in as guest #9, we all knew it was really the ZenRunner. Here are a few of the folks who joined us (my apologies in advance to anyone I missed): Navy58, SteveRunner, CewTwo, ZenRunner, Aclements, theburnster, thecrazyrunner and fishadad.

There have been articles over the last few years that seem to say if you can't compete you shouldn't be out there. Although it was an ad from Pearl Izumi that provided the basis for the show along with articles like these which we talk about during the show.