In my past year or so of blogging, I’ve been introduced to a whole new crop of runners. Sometimes it seems like an entirely different culture of runners. I’ve been at it a long time, and I have come to realize that my friends and I are fairly old school in the way we approach running when compared to so many of the newer runners out there. Without further ado, then, here’s my take on old school vs. new school:
- Could care less about the shirt, the medal or any other schwag that comes along with a race. In fact, we’d be pretty happy to pay lower fees and skip the schwag all together.
- Add to that–we can also live without a big expo
- We’re content to head out the door without ipods or Garmin’s.
- We like a small, low-key race event
- Most of us ran several years before trying our first marathon
- While we like nice running clothing, we don’t put too much thought into how we look out there. It’s more about functionality.
- Loves the bling, bells and whistles that come with today’s “event” races
- Won’t step outside without a Garmin and/or ipod
- Loves a good expo
- Runs a first marathon within the first year or so of running
- Loves to put together a killer outfit before hitting the streets
- The bigger the better when it comes to races
- Might choose a race based on the schwag
I’m not making a judgment on which is better–these are merely observations from my perspective. Maybe we could both learn from each other.
Which school do you attend?