Distance or Time

April 27, 2007 4:38am CST
Consider the outcome of this situation to mean life or death- you will survive if you complete the task. The task is that you have to run a certain distance under a certain time. Would you rather- Know the distance you have to run but not the time you have to beat or Know the time you have to beat but not the distance you have to run.
3 responses
@bindishah (2062)
• India
27 Apr 07
ideally both but would definitely prefer to know the distance over time. that way i can run my best and fastest to reach my destination. Knowing time will not be enough coz my body will be able to run only at a particular speed no matter what.
• Japan
27 Apr 07
You can run longer if you go at a good pace. If you run too fast you won't last long. That's how endurance runners run, at a moderate pace then when its near the end, they go full out.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I think the time would be more important. It doesn't matter how far it is. I'm still going to try my best to make it and avoid dying. Although in my case, because I'm in a wheelchair, the distance might matter too because my battery will die.
@evelynlyp (788)
• Japan
27 Apr 07
You have to know both to survive don't you? If you only knwo the time and you don't know the distance, you may run too slow. The other thing is you may run too fast and in the end get too tired to run at all. Either way you still die. Best to know both man. Knowing half of what you should know is pretty useless.