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Do you forgo a social life because of running?

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Read an article before about a marathoner that rather forgo her social life than to miss her running schedules..are you like that too?

I find myself sometimes like that too. If there is an appointment on my training day, unless it is very important. I would turn it down.

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actually it is very common for elite runners and even for more serious non-elites to forgo their social life to train and recover from training. the pros run more than 150km per wk easily and when you do that kind of mileage you need to sleep at least 8 hours a day, so these guys sleep by 10pm so that they can wake up for morning training the next day. No late nights out partying and even their diets are strictly controlled. I watched a dvd on former ironman world champ Peter Reid where he talks about how he goes into a hermit phase a few months before kona... he trains on his own for at least a month in hawaii and does not take his handphone with him so he is totally detached from the rest of the world... he just trains and rests the whole time with no contact with the people he knows... totally hardcore but i guess thats what it takes to be the best in the world at something!!

however, if you are not training for high performance you can afford to run much less- about 50km a week and that means you have much more time for socialising... its all a matter of what your priority is...social life or good results...

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Well, for me,i won't forgo my social life..i believe that there is a balance to both..

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Well, for me,i won't forgo my social life..i believe that there is a balance to both..

Agree. Given the accumulating stress I face in work, running is not a complete solution.

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hmm...running is not my priority...but is one of my activity to keep fit.....as running is a sport i dun requires other to play...as tis is not team sports which requires decent place to be played....

but so far..my social life usualli in the nitez and i dun run long mileage regularly.....so far no crash yet...keke

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To avoid the crash of social life and running in the same day, we must plan well, the priority and the important matter.

Anyway, I only forgo social life when I am in competition running so far. I love running but not addicted. Running is a part of our life, there are plenty things for us to do in life.

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Haha this's not a sacrifice but rather a decision to make, quoted from deena kastor (american top female marathoner)

I do not club or have any sorts of nightlife, not because for running, just that I dont really like it. Even though, occasionally I allow myself to enjoy some wine or beer. I do not mind tough training, but I have a weakness in following a diet so I just eat everything in moderation. hanging out with fellow running kakis considered having a social life?

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Do you forgo a social life because of working?

It doesn't matter if it is running, working, soccer etc...it is about priority and perception. It is about having a balance in life.

Isn't running, soccer another way of socialise with others?

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if u answer yes to any of the below questions, you would have forgo your social life for running...

the question is how "severe" the forgoing.

1) when your non-runner friend ask you to go out after work for makan/drink, did you say you not free because you want to run...

2) if your gf/bf want to catch a movie or go somewhere, did you say you not free because you want to run...

3) if there is a family gathering, did you say you not free because you want to run...

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if u answer yes to any of the below questions, you would have forgo your social life for running...

the question is how "severe" the forgoing.

1) when your non-runner friend ask you to go out after work for makan/drink, did you say you not free because you want to run...

2) if your gf/bf want to catch a movie or go somewhere, did you say you not free because you want to run...

3) if there is a family gathering, did you say you not free because you want to run...

to avoid saying YES to your questions, i wake up very early. do my running and biking before the sun is out. after that i can do all the socialising.

only thing is swim. cannot swim so early coz pool not open.

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Any good reasons that I should forego my social life?

I have my schedule, when to run, when to do my things, when do I meet my friends!

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i run and gym in the morning. that pretty much leaves the rest of day to do what i want, who i wanna meet etc.

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Some runners are very weirded, they run for long hours(at least 4 to 5 hours), I don't know why they are so free, can spend this type of time every week 3 to 4 times. They really can forego social life for running.

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Some runners are very weirded, they run for long hours(at least 4 to 5 hours), I don't know why they are so free, can spend this type of time every week 3 to 4 times. They really can forego social life for running.

running could be their social life?

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if u answer yes to any of the below questions, you would have forgo your social life for running...

the question is how "severe" the forgoing.

1) when your non-runner friend ask you to go out after work for makan/drink, did you say you not free because you want to run...

2) if your gf/bf want to catch a movie or go somewhere, did you say you not free because you want to run...

3) if there is a family gathering, did you say you not free because you want to run...

It all depends on the situation..

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Some runners are very weirded, they run for long hours(at least 4 to 5 hours), I don't know why they are so free, can spend this type of time every week 3 to 4 times. They really can forego social life for running.

Different ple leads different kind of life. Diff ple have diff social life so we cant judge. At the end of the day, we decide for ourselves to lead the kind of life we want.

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Some runners are very weirded, they run for long hours(at least 4 to 5 hours), I don't know why they are so free, can spend this type of time every week 3 to 4 times. They really can forego social life for running.

For runners balancing with career and training, time management is important.

Whether it is a 40min, 1-3 hours (or beyond) per LSD training run, it is relatively subjective and fully up to each individual for what they long for. It is not weird. For elite, clocking over 100-150km/week mileage is quite common before the taper down. These are the top 1-3% runners.

I am quite sure the runners who are training for the coming Sundown marathon will also be training at 3-4 hours LSD level in this period, not to mention the SD 84km yet.

And Yam, are you by any chance an ultra marathoner or a sub 3:15 runner?

Ultra

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Some runners are very weirded, they run for long hours(at least 4 to 5 hours), I don't know why they are so free, can spend this type of time every week 3 to 4 times. They really can forego social life for running.

For runners balancing with career and training, time management is important.

Whether it is a 40min, 1-3 hours (or beyond) per LSD training run, it is relatively subjective and fully up to each individual for what they long for. It is not weird. For elite, clocking over 100-150km/week mileage is quite common before the taper down. These are the top 1-3% runners.

I am quite sure the runners who are training for the coming Sundown marathon will also be training at 3-4 hours LSD level in this period, not to mention the SD 84km yet.

And Yam, are you by any chance an ultra marathoner or a sub 3:15 runner?

Ultra

Or born-to-run and don't need such long hours training to condition the body?

Perhaps, should consider doing the Ultra and let us know how it feels on completion then.

But yeah, running is socialising as most of the time we run in groups.

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But yeah, running is socialising as most of the time we run in groups.

hahaha.... Actually I notice only in running, u would find a group of ppl, maybe 95% are guys, click on so well, meet each other so often, and the hot talks among them not on the-neighbor-of-duck etc :He He: . Which is a very healthy sign. hahhaa....

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But yeah, running is socialising as most of the time we run in groups.

hahaha.... Actually I notice only in running, u would find a group of ppl, maybe 95% are guys, click on so well, meet each other so often, and the hot talks among them not on the-neighbor-of-duck etc :He He: . Which is a very healthy sign. hahhaa....

your group 95% guys ahh? wah, i think must find more gals to balance things up a little yah? :Big Grin:

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your group 95% guys ahh? wah, i think must find more gals to balance things up a little yah? :Big Grin:

no. talking about running in general. ha ha.... not my group or anything.

And I have no group now :P. Retired runner. hehe...

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your group 95% guys ahh? wah, i think must find more gals to balance things up a little yah? :Big Grin:

no. talking about running in general. ha ha.... not my group or anything.

And I have no group now :P. Retired runner. hehe...

u r too young to retire from running....take a break, smell some flowers, and you will be back much stronger :smilie_daumen1:

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