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She always gets mad at me because I don't have to do much to stay in-shape. We've been talking about me joining her at the races. I love the vibe that I feel when I see her run. I really don't know how I'd do with the long, slower pace thing. I'm used to the short bursts that are associated with B-ball. What if I do well? I don't want to hut her feelings. I told her I'm a man, so I should do well, relatively speaking, but she always beats half of the men in her races, so it should be a good race.
 

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Run a race if you want to run a race. But discuss before hand if you two will be running it together from start to finish or if you are planning to run all out on your own.
 

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<span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I just don’t know the protocol. That would be fun to run together, but I thought the objective was always to go as fast as you can</span></span>
 

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Depends on your goal. Some races I run for fun. Goal races I go all out. They can still be fun even if you arent going all out.
 

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Plus why do you assume you will be faster than her? Do you train? Or do you just assume that you will automatically be an awesome runner because you are male?
 

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There isn't any protocol. If you want to run as fast as you can, do it. If you just want to run a race with her, do that. Like muzicgrl said, it depends on your goal. If you are worried about potentially upseting your lady, then talk to her about it.<br><br>
This isn't difficult.
 

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Not at all. I'm a very good athlete, but I really don't know how well I'd do with distance. That's why I sais "may do well"
 

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You'll probably run faster than her. But there will be other runners there, male and female who will be faster than both of you. I don't see any problem. Race and be supportive of each other doing your best.
 

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Are you sure the both of you aren't trolls?<br><br>
My spidey senses are tingling, or maybe I'm just horny, I dunno.
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Not even close. I'm thinking ~3M stuff
 

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She isn't exactly slow - she's faster than 80-90% of the guys in most local 5ks. She might just beat you too.<br><br>
 

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<a href="http://www.inghartfordmarathon.com/foundationnew/calendar/ohartford.htm" target="_blank">Here's a nice little challenge for the two of you</a>. I'll even be there to report back who wins.<br><br>
 
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