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Actually i was running with traffic and i was right beside the gutter as i wanted to give the cyclist enough space which they really had, but really still no excuse for not moving over a bit more as the cycle lane was pretty big and they run the risk of scaring me which might resulted in me moving over into them. I don't know maybe its my way of thinking but i used to do a lot of cycle in Ireland and would give runners a lot of space as i respected what they were doing because a few years ago i could run good at all. But i understand what you mean about the cycle lane really isn't meant to be for runners, just seems polite to give someone room if there is plenty of it.
One good thing is no cyclist shouted at me to get the f off the road, so that was nice.
Right now my biggest peeve is when people blow/shovel the snow from their driveway into the street. Not only is it illegal it is a real pain to be running on a clear road only to come upon ankle deep snow and have to plow through it! It also takes longer for the snow to clear in these area making it an ice/slipping hazard. Some people will leave foot tall piles of snow where they plowed through with their truck. It is not difficult to just blow/shovel the snow to the side of your driveways. AHHH! Spring will come soon right????
"Large, menacing-looking dogs running toward the edge of property and barking furiously! "
And unleashed dogs. I've seriously considered carrying pepper spray with me. People are irresponsible with their dogs. i should not feel TERRIFIED on my run.
Saw this article today and immediately thought about your post about the lady who "walked" her dog from her car. Quickly: a guy in Britian got his license suspended for 6 mos. for doing the same exact thing. Here you go:
Lose dogs are my biggest peeve also. If they stay on their property is fine. But you never know if they will stop or chase you down.
Also starting a long run and your ipod is DEAD.
" Pray, Run, Pray "
i'm still an amateur runner, been running about 6 months
but things that drive me nutts so far:
- dogs that run at you while jogging, very scary at first and you end up imagining the fight with the dog if it came at you
- dead mp3 player
I run in the night so sometimes while running with traffic on a 2 lane road, in the cyclist lane, at 3AM, I had someone honking at me to get out of the way, with absolutely no other cars around
- people that don't stop at stop signs and honk at you to get out of the way as you try to cross the street
- plants / trees growing so wildly that you cant stay on a sidewalk
in no particular order (but maybe 1) and 5) are top problems for me)
1) dogs not on lead
2) nose running sometimes when the temp is under 0C/32F
3) too much rain
4) too much snow on the track
5) HRM chest strap coming off (luckily I haven't had this for a long time as I found a fix to it and then I got a new HRM anyway)
6) HRM not wanting to react to the lap button
7) HR going above limit
can't think of more now