Opinionated Runners Wanted!

13.1 and 26.2 car decals—tacky or awesome?

Do you have one?

Is 26.2 more socially acceptable than 13.1?

Does 13.1 signify half-assed attempt or rock-star in training?

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2 thoughts on “Opinionated Runners Wanted!

  1. Gah, I get in this discussion with my sister all the time. I have a 13.1 decal, but its on my file cabinet at work. What I don’t like is the connotation that 13.1 is JUST a half marathon…like the “marathoners go all the way” shirts. I almost wish there was a different name for it. Not a half-assed attempt by any means. I had to stop my self even from saying I have “only” done halves. Any miles you log is something to be proud of!

    Anyways. Tangent aside, I say if you want to, rock your distance: 5K, 13.1, 26.2, 140.6 (full Ironman distance) or otherwise.

  2. i agree. 13.1 IS a marathon. 26.2 is a double marathon.
    and i think if you train, as hard as we do, for whatever race we choose to run, show it off. it’s more than a number. running a race, for me, has always been about something way deeper going on in my life. my first full marathon was my parallel to adopting/fostering our twins. it was a hugely contemplative adventure. it’s not a race. it’s my life!
    jenny @ http://www.iwokeupyesterday.com
    and http://www.everydaylifeline.com.

    love your blog!

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