Kenny Bekele wrote:
Today I was on the subway and some guy started talking about how he can run 15km in under 70 minutes as a recovery run. I had a bit of a chuckle, but didn't bother wasting my breath trying to impress some peasant by letting him know I can run 24.2km in 70 minutes as a warm up for an even faster next 18km. He probably wouldn't understand how good that really is.
He then got out some shoes that he had paid for himself. I assume that's why he had to clean them. Serious runners like me get given new shoes when they get a bit of mud on them.