I have, I always get super lost with what is going and can barely participate in the conversation. However, I did some looking and found www.tweetchat.com which really helped me stay on track with the convo. Obviously, I couldn't read everything, but it was a little easier to see what was happening. I'd love more hints on how to have success with twitter.
Anyway, I finally participate in #runchat, and it was pretty awesome. Basically @iRunnerBlog and @RunningBecause throw out 5 questions and the #runchat community answers those questions.
Here are the questions and my answers .. as well as other thoughts.
Q1: from by
@OneFootThere: If you could pick a company to sponsor you, which one and why?
A1 Saucony, so I never have to buy shoes again... and I've loved my first two pairs
Basically, the idea of sponsorship for a slowish 'nobody' like me is pretty far-fetched. However, having some free shoes would be pretty awesome, in retrospect though I would rather have my race-fees covered as those are the most expensive.
Q2: is from
@Shawnegreer: What is your most difficult distance to get a personal best time and why?
A2: I PRed a few distances lasty year including 5K, but I still think it's my nemesis, more misses than hits
Ya'll know I want me a sub 30 5K... which has proved to be quite difficult. Though, I did still PR one of my 5Ks last year. As a side note, I really haven't done enough of any of the other distances to establish a lot of patterns.
Q3: from our great friend
@BartYasso: What is your favorite marathon or half marathon? Why?
A3: I've only done TC marathon, my favorite half is WomensROCK - too much fun!
TC marathon is my only marathon... but as biased as my opinion may be - it was totally awesome! I've only done two halves as well, but again WomensROCK was awesome! LOL - aren't you glad you come here for my well-thought out opinions.
@TimLaBrecque: Do you find it harder to run with or without music? Why?
A4: I mostly run without, but it's partially because I'm to lazy to track down my ipod
Part of the problem is I have one of those big ipods and it's too awkward to carry while I run. I don't mind running outside without a soundtrack, because I enjoy the scenery, but on the treadmill, I'm in need of some tunes. Luckily, my mom gave me her ipod shuffle that she wasn't using, but now I need to create a appropriate running playlist. I got these suggestions from
@RFKGuide2Runnin which looks like a good start. However, what are your suggestions? Even though my normal music likes are more mellow, I enjoy music that has a pretty good base beat when I run.
@26point2miles: What was your very first race? Have you done it since? What made it special?
A5: first race was heartbeat 5000 5K, it was great and I have and would do it again
Some of the runchat-ers ran their first races in grade school... nothing like that fact to make you feel a little behind. Well, all that matters is that you start.
Not sure if tweet chatting is totally my thing yet, but this #runchat sure is fun. Join me (and a bunch of others) at 8pm Eastern on the second and fourth Sunday of every month