What if....i was captain of my HS cross country team. I was on a NCAA d2 team where i was in the top 7 in XC the whole season but was a walk-on (i think only 2-3 of our top7 got any aid). Competed in NCAA regional meet.
Was I a hobby jogger then?
Next, I've graduated, but I'm training even more than I did in college (80-90mpw) and setting new PRs, and I'm a top local but of course still nowhere near good enough to be sponsored. So now Am I a hobby jogger?
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If anything, I'm more of a hobbyjogger now than i was in HS/college if you define it as someone who basically trains his ass off but not as part of an intercollegiate team (for hobby).
However you could say I'm less of a hobbyjogger now because I'm training harder than ever and racing faster than ever. And really pushing the limits on my ability.
But perhaps I was always a hobbyjogger. You know, I've never heard the term hobbyjogger until I first saw it at letsrun.com a few years ago.
I always thought a hobbyjogger was someone who relies heavily in water stations in a 5k road race.