Dailymission

#dailymission on May 17, 2012

win or PR? Which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time?

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    #dailymission common questions non-athletes ask and how do you answer them?

    Why?
    ...if you have to ask you wouldn't understand!

    actually I'm too polite to say that and instead bore them... read more

  2. #dailymission: do you do any knee/abs/butt exercises? If so, which are your fav? If not, why not?
    Given that I go to ab class, when my running workouts allow, I think I can say that I do ab exercis... read more

  3. #dailymission win or PR? Which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time? Bling please. I can PR later.

    • Jamie R.
      Jamie R.

      haha I agree!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Renee D.
      Renee D.

      wow, that was totally my dilemma yesterdays race! I scored 2nd in my age group, got a bling, but was totally disappointed in my sucky time! I was trying to decide if I could forgo the medal and get a better time, if I would. (which I was NOT able to decide lol!)

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Anna W.
      Anna W.

      Well congratulations, Renee!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Anna W.
      Anna W.

      Renee - my reasoning is that I personally will only place in charity races, and only if I'm lucky that not too many other truly strong runners compete in my AG. But to PR, I'm actually better off in a race with lots and lots of fast runners that will draw me along in their speedy vortexes :-)

      over 2 years ago Like

  4. #dailymission: Mountain bike or road bike? Street running or trails?
    ha ha. i'm headed out to the trails in a couple of hours :) street running is a lot easier, but trails are a nice change of... read more

  5. #dailymission which is sweeter a PR or a Win? I guess this really depends on where you are in your carrier. Personally at the moment Id take a win over a new PB. Generally i have no chance of ever ... read more

  6. #dailymission PR could be sweeter than winning. A couple of years ago I won a low-key local trail marathon with 3:30. That was a lot easier than beating my marathon PR 2:55. Finishers just crossed ... read more

  7. #dailymission win or PR? Which is sweeter? I would take a PR over a win anytime ('cause I'm not competitive --- sorry that's a lie, but I'm really competing with myself (and som... read more

    • Peter C.
      Peter C.

      Definitely a win. I only ever won one motocross race and have never forgotten it.

      over 2 years ago Like

  8. #dailymission win or PR? Which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time?
    I would take a win over a PR any time. Wins are very rare.

    • Kevan E.
      Kevan E.

      What if you won the race but not anywhere near your best performance or PR? Would it still be sweeter?

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Chris K.
      Chris K.

      Got back from my first half marathon 3 years ago and my son told me that he saw online that I'd won first place. I told him there were hundreds of runners ahead of me. But he was right. I was first among old fat guys. I think this one depends on what category you're in!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      Well I have a tale from last year, I ran a 4-mile race that I usually place around 5th. After the first quarter mile I was first, and ended up winning the thing. It was surprising but fun. I've run a faster time on this course but never won before. So the rarity of winning trumps a PR for me.

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

  9. #dailymission - win or PR? Which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time?-- I'd take a win because I know it'll never happen. Pr's are pretty... read more

  10. #dailymission PR. It's how I tell how I'm improving.

  11. #dailymission I'm just happy to be running at my age.

  12. Today's #dailymission
    win or PR? Which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time?

    Like DJ Khaled, says, all I do is win!!!! (in my own mind . . .)

  13. #dailymission neither. i run to have fun and better myself. i don't care about PRs and winning other than the fact that they show improvement.

  14. #dailymission: win or PR? which is sweeter? PR and take second place or win with a good, but not your best, time?
    Why not both?! Today, I'll take the PR. Once I start slowing down, I'll t... read more

  15. #dailymission PR. Like Simon says, you can cherry pick. Personally I'll take a PR while crushing someone I've never beaten before for the win.

  16. #dailymission Race for place, whether it is between you and friends, age-group, or overall. The Greeks got it right, competition brings the best out of all of us (even if you don't win) If I ... read more