Not Elite wrote:
Here's the truth:
19 min. guys don't know this board exists.
17 min. guys envy the thought of conversing with 13 min. on this board?
15 min. guys think they're 13 min. guys.
13 min. guys look on this board for their name.
12 min. guys don't speak english. (except one from the outback)
At age 51, I run in the 20-21 min range, but I still get the nerves at the line and all of the other things too. I also coach HS runners, and there are a lot more 19 min runners like you than you think that were not blessed with your talent.
15 minute 5k dude wrote:
I think ~15 minute runners are often "consumed" as you put it with the sport because they have competed at a reasonable level and they can empathasize with the elites--nerves at the line, all the doubts running through your mind, trying to kick down your old rival in that final 100m. The 19 minute runners, sorry to say this, but just can't appreciate that--they're out there trying to stay healthy and run PR's, they're not so much COMPETING against others--
They do. Anonymity is the main reason this board exists in its present useless form. If I could hunt down every one of those slow, jealous motherf***ers ripping the top guys and line them up in a row, I would take them all on at once and knock their chattering teeth out of their rocklike heads.
my Dad can beat up your Dad! wrote:
You forgot the part where the 19,17 and 15 minute 5k'ers feel they have a God-given right to anonymously blast the 13:30 guys for not being 12:30 guys.