Hi everyone! I was tagged by my awesome running buddy from Utah, Irish Runner Chick, to answer some fun questions about running! I love learning more about other runners so I was really excited to play along too. If you read my blog at all I’m sure you know how I’m going to answer these, so let’s play a fun game. Try to guess what I’m going to say, and let me know if I’m totally predictable!
1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
Trails! But I love the paved kind of trails more than the rocky/root-covered kind because I’m a klutz. I just love running in the woods with no distractions!
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
Evening! I try morning running sometimes and I just don’t get it. Why put yourself through early wake ups when you could just do it in the afternoon when you’re awake, already ate a few meals, and can watch the sun set? Plus I can look forward to it at work all day!
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
Mild for sure. I don’t love sun in my eyes, or crazy hot temps. I think my perfect running temperature is between 50-60 degrees so I can wear tank tops and capris and feel great!
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
A few hours before a run is perfect for me. And sometimes during if I’m running for over 1.5 hours. Jelly Belly Sport Beans are my favorite!
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
I use my phone to track most of my runs (and because I like having it on me for safety) and that’s about it for accessories. I can’t run with music and it’s really not safe for me to do that considering how many moose I see while running!
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
Um hello! Food! I love running between work and dinner so I can come home and eat right away. It’s the best! I hate drinking after a run but oh man, I will so eat some pizza!
7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
I kind of like my easy days because I get to enjoy the feeling of running more on those days – I can relax, take in my surroundings and enjoy my afternoon. But every once in a while I love to push it crazy hard to see how fast I can go!
Playing around on the Turnagain Arm trail this weekend – I may become a real trail runner soon!
I’m supposed to tag some people to do this next, but guess what? I want to open this up to anyone who is reading this! Share with me what your answers are to these questions. Are you a night running, food loving, easy going run kind of person too?
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Morning and on the roads and I can never eat after I run! I feel icky and have to force some food or wait a bit! But I do need all the food BEFORE!
That is so true about eating before! If I run on an empty stomach I want to pass out the whole time I’m running. I guess that’s a big part of why I hate morning runs – I don’t feel properly fueled!
I definitely love trails and evening runs too! People who workout in the a.m. are crazy LOL it just doesn’t feel good!
YES!!! What are people doing that makes morning running feel good? Mornings are my slow, coffee-drinking time. I’m not really awake until like 10:00 so morning running hurts!
It took me years to become a morning runner but it’s the only way I can survive our Utah summers! Nice work on the trails – I can’t wait to get back out there and hopefully avoid all the moose.
Okay, heat avoidance is a valid excuse. I don’t have that problem so I just run whenever 🙂
All excellent answers! I am a morning person and a warmer weather runner for sure. I also love trail running and a nice easy paced run. I love posts like this!
Haha awesome! I’m not sure about that morning thing, but we can just agree to disagree 🙂