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Have You Ever Lied About How Fast You Can Run?

After watching the track and field events of the Olympics, I am even more inspired to increase my speed. I've heard of people lying about how much they eat, lying about their weight, and lying about what size clothes they wear, but what about speed? Tell me . . .


skigurl skigurl 9 years
i always tell people i'm slow, so they're not too shocked when they run with me
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
And P.S. the girl in the picture is grossly skinny.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
My knees don't allow me to run, so I don't know how fast I run. One of my friends lies though, because no one else runs with her. We've gone to the gym together though, and I see her speed... She is one of those people that always needs to one-up you.
bearrii bearrii 9 years
I hate running
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I hate running ..
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 9 years
I'm short and squat, so I don't bother!
CYL CYL 9 years
I was dating a tri-athelete! I told him I ran about a 45 min - 50 min 10 km...which was a year ago! Luckily we broke up before I ever went on a run with him (NO WAY!)...I run closer to a 55 minute 10 km now.
JessicaLE JessicaLE 9 years
Haha soapbox-- anything to shut those Starbucks's baristas up.
fizzymartini fizzymartini 9 years
Hee to the first post - just imagined me tearing down the road with my sofa chasing me, barking! Actually, I swear that was once a TV advert... ^_^
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i do see the point :) i lied in high school, wanted to be faster = cooler.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i did, by 0.1 or 0.2 of a second though...
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I don't see the point of lying about it. I run how I run, and that's that.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I wish I ran a sub-9 minute mile, but the reality is that I don't. Why lie about it?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't know how fast i run - so i can't said that i've ever fibbed about it. i may at one point known how fast my mile was - but not anymore since i don't time myself at all.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
I did, but I can explain! The starbucks worker that was making my latte kept on trying to make small talk while all I wanted was my coffee. I don't remember what I said exactly when he asked how many miles I ran, but it wasn't so far off from my usual milege and it shut him up.
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I don't really understand the point either. Clothing sizes and weight can be covered up but that person is going to know how fast you run if you go together!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
I actually have. I don't run, I instead of saying I jog 15 min miles, I've said that I can do 10 min. I'm very slow, my endurance isn't so great...but at least I try!!
n8ivenat n8ivenat 9 years
i've only lied when i tell people that i'm slower then i actually am so i don't feel pressure to be faster lol
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
No way, what's the point? :D
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 9 years
Hate running. I am a swimmer and the only way I can/will run is with a couch barking at me from behind, which is a pity because I can go at a pretty good clip. :) I have a plethora of respect for runners though.
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