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Subject: RE: I've come to dread conversations with non-runners about my running.
I always get asked how fast I can run a mile in, as I am sure most others do. When I say 4:15 they always say "WOW, just, WOW, I don't even think I could run a lap that fast." So there are those who have a general knowledge of speed and what times are fast for the respective distance.
Then you have the ones who know nothing, and instead of dreading conversation with them, have a little fun with it. Exploiting ignorance is such a marvelous game. For example, person 1 asks you what your mile time is and you respond with "3:40". They say, oh ok, is that good?
Sometimes I get annoyed when non-runners "glorify" my running ability with "I could never do that if my life depended on it" type statements, but it beats the typical low-life dead-beat "why do you run," or "running is not a sport" and "running is for the weak" comments. I try to educate people that yes, in fact, they CAN run 4:15 for 400 meters.
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