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10 Signs You Have Another Runner In Your Workout Class

In the frigid months of winter, there are plenty of runners who bundle up and head outdoors for their workout. But even the most badass runner needs a break from the cold once in a while, and that’s when they turn to a class at the gym. Since most runners prefer the sidewalk to the studio and aren’t exactly known for their cross-training, they might seem a little out of place when attempting a group workout. Here are the top ten signs you’ve got a runner in your class:

1. She looks confused when the instructor says to jog in place.

2. She asks how many burpees equal one mile.

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3. She pauses halfway through the workout trying to figure out how to calculate splits.

4. She asks the person next to her what their PR is in this class.

5. She gets overly excited when she asks where the porta potty is and finds out there’s an actual bathroom.

6. She struggles to put a boxing glove over her GPS watch.

7. She misses half the warmup because she’s busy checking out everyone’s sneakers.

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8. She moves into downward dog and a gel falls out of her sports bra.

9. She’s wearing a tee shirt from the last race she ran and a sweat-proof headband in her hair.

10. She asks where the free bagels and bananas are after class.

Alison Barsalona

Alison Barsalona

Alison Barsalona started running when her best friend decided they should join the cross-country team in high school. After trading running for the equestrian team in college, she found her way back to the treadmill when she realized her gym subscribed to Bravo and Food Network. She's lived in six states and always finds the best routes to run in each new town as soon as she moves in (right after finding the best pizza place). A new mom, she now lives in Delaware and is busy perfecting the art of the jogging stroller.