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  • Your might be a collegiate runner if:

    I found this list on a college XC teams unofficial website.

    You might be a collegiate runner if… need a magnifying glass to see your name in the newspaper.
    ...people say, "you run three once?" go to a golf course to run. combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "easy run" in the same breath. enjoy running hills.’re running in your dreams.
    ..."chariots of fire" is actually entertaining to you. don't know what an "off-season" means.
    ...your calves are bigger than your biceps. can pronounce those ridiculous kenyan names. wake up in the morning and find that you’re already running.
    …your sport is other sports' punishment.
    …your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying.
    …ibuprofen is your recreational drug of choice.
    …your feet look like you've spent 10 years in a vietnamese p.o.w. camp.
    …a football game has 12:39 remaining and a 5’3” ethiopian man comes to mind.
    …you don't laugh every time you hear fartlek.
    …you are from the US and you think in terms of meters not feet or yards.
    …all your white shirts have mud spots up the back of them.
    …while everyone is sleeping you are up running, and while everyone is awake you are sleeping.
    …you have 5% body fat yet you don’t live in somalia.
    …you feel one second is a lot of time.
    …you understand the speed limit signs in Canada.
    …you can name a person from namibia, djibouti and zimbabwe.
    …you've said "she'd be one hell of a pole vaulter" at a strip club.
    …your school notebooks are covered with split times.
    …you're a guy, you weigh 140 pounds, and you're trying to lose weight.
    …you know at least three comebacks to “run forrest run.”
    …you go backpacking for two weeks in the mountains and get out of shape.
    …you time the splits of little old ladies jogging around the track "just in case"
    …you can name every runner within 100 mile radius who has pr’s faster than yours.
    …you almost wish that a pickpocket would grab your wallet so that you could chase him down.
    …a "ladder" has nothing to do with home maintenance.
    …"quarters" are not a monetary unit.
    …you have a hard time turning to the right.
    …it's obvious that wilson kipketer and wilson boit kipketer are two different people.
    …a car honk makes your middle finger rise into the air by reflex.
    ...your pin number for your atm is a personal record.
    ...finishers ribbons are definitely not keepers. waste ridiculous amounts of time engaged in meaningless arguments and discussions about running.
    …you actually recognize soccer as a sport. think there needs to be a fourth movie made about the life of steve prefontaine.
    …you can easily recognize the difference between gatorade and powerade.
    ...when a non-runner asks you if you "jog" you have to fight the urge to punch them in the face.
    …your email address contains something to do with running.
    …the "dont walk" sign means "run"
    …you don't think adding onto a run for two minutes is a ridiculous idea. have all the answers as to how alan webb should proceed with his career.
    …you think people who wear those water packs/belts are pussies.
    …you haven't made it to the toilet or the woods fast enough more than once.
    …port-a-johns are a luxury.
    …you wish lance armstrong would run a 10k.
    …you say things like "long and hard" to your female friends and it is not a sexual innuendo.
    …you can get drunk at the bar for $2.50.
    …it is no longer possible to sprain your ankles.
    …you set your alarm for 6 am on the weekend.
    …you'll run 18 miles but must find the perfect spot at the grocery store because you hate to walk.
    …you plan your meals around your workouts. think that it's unfair that a magazine entitled "road & track" is all about cars.
    …when you run on trails and trip over a stump, you get your watch stopped before you hit the ground.
    …the offensive linemen at your college sit in awe at how much you can eat.
    …you stay up 4 hrs past your normal bedtime to watch 4 minutes of tv.
    …your morning shower is about an hour after you wake up. have a spike wrench on your keychain.'ve ever walked around with your hands in your pockets just so you could feel your quads flex with each stride. learn the most about your teammates during practices where not one word is spoken.
    …you laugh when someone tells you 800m is long distance.
    …you hate walking up steps.
    …the internal question: spikes or flats?
    …made fun of the rotc people dying on their morning jog at 6 am.
    …you've scoffed at military people trying to impress you with the times they had to get up to run.
    …you have heard of coos bay, oregon.
    ...can recognize a teammate by the sound of their breathing. have contests to see who has the most blisters on their feet.
    …drugs don’t come to mind when hearing “lsd” or “speed”
    ...the first 5 minutes of "endurance" is the best music video you have ever seen. write directions to your house in metric and your friends aren't confused. have to ask a girl to open the jar of pickles for you.
    …you could watch a whole marathon and not get bored.
    …you can use endorphins in a sentence.'ve ever relieved yourself in an empty water bottle in the back of an athletic van.
    ...your idea of "quality time" is a cool-down jog together.
    ...when you run on a treadmill there's always an empty one to either side of you despite the line of guys waiting to use one.
    …you get bored and start stretching.
    …during class, you zone out and start looking at splits on your watch.
    …you laugh when a math problem involves running times that are not fast.
    …you have band aids on your nipples.
    …you have a watch tan line.
    …you have figured out a ways to sleep comfortably on a bus even with a large gym bag by your side.
    …when running by a police radar, you sprint to see how fast your mph is.
    …you have made countless “pump-up” cd’s.
    …you and your teammates keep up with random non-running PRs like longest piss
    …you try to apply every song’s lyrics to running.
    …you do calf raises while brushing your teeth.
    …when you drive you think about your speed in minutes/mile.
    …you mumble expletives when someone is walking faster than you.
    …you look for reflections off windows so you can analyze your stride.
    …you practice drafting in every day life, driving and walking.
    …you run to cross country practice.
    …you include running analogies in your papers.
    …you have a natural inclination to run naked.
    …you have asked the question “so…what are your pr’s?” more than once.
    …instead of doing homework, you frequent web sites such as letsrun or mensracing or trackandfieldnews.

  • #2
    Re: Your might be a collegiate runner if:

    Good God, I guess I am still in college because of how many of these still apply even though I have been out for a little while.