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. This 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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