Testing a hypothesis on running

I think there’s a relationship between the amount of running someone does in high school (and earlier) and the amount of running one does as an adult.┬áThis is an obviously unscientific survey to test that hypothesis.

Defining the question: If you ran for your school cross-country team (or track, 800 meters and up) or ran regularly for exercise, you DID run in high school and should answer this:

If you DID run in high school, how much do you run now?

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Otherwise, you did NOT run in high school and should answer this:

If you DID NOT run in high school, how much do you run now?

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3 Responses to Testing a hypothesis on running

  1. Bev Baird says:

    Confusing question for me … I ran track in H.S. And that’s what I did. I ran track and played soccer. Training runs on the road, but no road races … as an adult I played mostly soccer so plenty of training runs but not many road races. And anytime I felt like running a marathon I’d have a beer, which made the feeling go away. Then I had to stop playing soccer and I just got fat. If you come up with a way to motivate me, scientific or other, please let me know. Apparently I am too lazy to even check email for motivation.

  2. Ismitje says:

    I run multiple times a week, but only on the soccer field, or around it warming up.

  3. I know a few people, including myself, who ran at a pretty decent level in HS/college, but significantly dropped off once we got older due to the fact we are constantly comparing our current fitness level with our glory days.

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