You know that old saying, that when people run together they avoid talking about running but when they aren’t running all they talk about is running? I was discussing an interesting topic with a few pals during post-run coffee (tea for me because coffee, ick) last week …. in races, do you prefer to be the predator or the prey? We seemed to be equally split.
I am a classic predator. I start slow (too slow, probably) and I gradually overtake the faster starters. I almost always run a negative split. I count the number of people I pass in the final third of the race. Not out loud.
Do you like to take the lead and try to keep ahead of the pack (no matter where in the pack you may be) or do you hold back and sneak up on other runners over the course of the race? A handy poll is included for your replying convenience.
Title: Barracuda – Heart. 1977.