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What’s the farthest you have run competitively?

Response Percent Votes
I don’t race
43% 385
22% 200
half marathon
12% 112
10% 91
10% 90
Total 878


rockchalker52 3 years ago

I remember one time, back in high school, it was track & field day in phys. ed. class. All new to me. I ended up in the prelims of the 440 yard dash - staggered start with me on the inside lane. It looked to me like I was already 40 yards or so behind the guy on the outside lane & the race hadn't even started yet!

When the teach said go, I took off like a bat outa Hades to make up those 40 yards. At the 220 mark, I was 50 yards ahead of the field - I finished in fifth place.
Barfed my brains, too.
Gained a certain appreciation for the sport that day.

Nowadays, the recreational road races are fun, like the turkey trots & 5k's & such. The Peach Tree 10k on the Independence Day in Atlanta is the largest race I've experienced. It's a blast.

I hope the relays draw huge crowds. The downtown shotput event sounds really great.


mr_right_wing 3 years ago


I finished, and I don't think I had ever been so exhausted in my life.

Try another? Nah..... Once in this lifetime was plenty!

My muscles are getting a little sore just remembering it.


g_rock 3 years ago

It has been a while, but I've done half marys. I think the last one was 2007...I came in 5th in my age group and had been slacking on training and had a chest cold. But I was totally in shape back then!

I ran 5 miles last night...slow but felt ok!


bobberboy 3 years ago

I don't run and that makes me proud.


LadyJ 3 years ago

After Christmas sale to the electronics section when the doors opened.


Multidisciplinary 3 years ago

I planned to race autie, ronda & prospector to the Free State bar one time....but discovered prosp really DOES live at Free State. So, does agility-strength running count? I think I've got the record for taking a passenger in wheelchair down a flight of stairs with a tornado coming at us. (And we both got to the bottom right side up!)


tange 3 years ago

Still running. Trying not to look back over my shoulder.


del888 3 years ago

What happened to the old high school track distances. 100 yds, 220 yds, 440yds, 880 yds, etc. (That right, I'm so old we measured everything in yards, not meters). I ran the 220 in junior high and came in last. Never ran again.


prospector 3 years ago

I ran 220 yards a couple times. Once I ran 110 yards and won city. I held on to that stick they made you carry real good.


George_Braziller 3 years ago

Ran the 3/4 mile for track when I was in high school. That was a bitch because it's essentially a long-distance sprint.


The_Original_Bob 3 years ago

I used to do half-marathons in my 20s. I quit when I figured I had enough race tshirts.


RoeDapple 3 years ago

Never gave it much thought . . how far is it to the refrigerator?


panzermike007 3 years ago

The only reason to run is because you ran out of ammo!


Brock Masters 3 years ago

As an after thought, I think people who have become overweight, but decide to take that first step to lose weight and run or walk a 5K are pretty amazing too.


Brock Masters 3 years ago

Not only are those that run a 100 miles in a race amazing so are those that completed the Boston marathon in less than 2 hours. Friggin amazing what some people can accomplish.


Nick Lang 3 years ago

There needs to be an ultra distance option. There are plenty of people in Lawrence who've run up to 100 miles.


BABBOY 3 years ago

I used to run a lot. I did it to control my weight.

It is not good on your knees but is the best way I know to shed weight.

I would not do it however if you are too heavy because you will be getting a knee replacement when you turn 50.

If you are heavy, you should walk (at a good pace) until you lose pounds where your frame can handle the pounding that running does on your leg joints....


GmaD321 3 years ago

Does running after kids or dogs who escape the yard count?


Flap Doodle 3 years ago

Far enough that the bear settled for somebody who was slower than I was.


autie 3 years ago

I ran to the corner once when the dog got out. That is about it.


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