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1236 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2007 2:12 AM by little wing RSS
newenglandfan08 Legend 462 posts since
Apr 23, 2006
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Jul 27, 2007 11:58 PM

Purist

So what do you consider to be a runner purist, are you one?

  • neverenough Pro 159 posts since
    Nov 5, 2006
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    1. Jul 29, 2007 5:00 PM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    Would that be what people who don't use heart rate monitors and gps's and stuff be called?

    I wouldn't be considered a purist to true purists because I always always use a watch when training.

  • CippyCup Legend 448 posts since
    Aug 21, 2006
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    2. Dec 25, 2007 2:59 AM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    Someone who recognizes what running is. Who runs not for sport or fitness or fun. But as a form of meditation. Where one needs only to think of running and they experience runners' high. Where they can dig deep and run hard after an arduous workout.  Someone who has figured out that we all have to make sacrifices for running. Be it love, money, or fame.  The person who is an ideal candidate would be Quenton Cassidy.


    I would definitely not be a purist in my eyes. But I like to think I am damn near close. 

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  • bigboy058 Expert 60 posts since
    Jan 31, 2007
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    3. Jul 29, 2007 7:34 PM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    Anyone who does running to run and not to stay in shape or anything like that.

    Which doesn't mean me. I started, and still do run to be able to eat more.

  • Crazy1004 Legend 1,032 posts since
    Jan 29, 2006
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    4. Dec 25, 2007 2:59 AM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    quote:


    Originally posted by CippyCup:

    Someone who recognizes what running is. Who runs not for sport or fitness or fun. But as a form of meditation. Where one needs only to think of running and they experience runners' high. Where they can dig deep and run hard after an arduous workout. Someone who has figured out that we all have to make sacrifices for running. Be it love, money, or fame.

    [http://This message has been edited by CippyCup (edited Jul-29-2007).|http://This message has been edited by CippyCup (edited Jul-29-2007).]


     



    Beautiful. Seriosly I am not being sarcastic. You really nailed it.

    Someone who runs by feel. Not HR, no training program, nothing like that.

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  • bruncle Legend 725 posts since
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    5. Aug 1, 2007 8:31 AM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    Not me. Gizmos, gadgets and training programs ftw!

  • little wing Pro 114 posts since
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    6. Aug 4, 2007 2:12 AM (in response to newenglandfan08)
    Re: Purist

    quote:


    Originally posted by newenglandfan08:

    So what do you consider to be a runner purist, are you one?


     



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