So a friend of mine text me last night that I was on a Disney Running article yesterday. I thought he had seen an article on the Dopey Challenge and was being funny. However, it was true.
If you scroll down the article linked above, I am in the center of the picture below “Weather, Weather, What’s the Weather Report?”, running with Jeff Galloway.
This was a picture from the 2012 Jeff Galloway Meetup at the WDW Marathon Weekend!
Thought I would share….Enjoy!
Running etiquette is an important but often over looked topic. If we have been running for a while, we may get lax on some of these. So, with this post and the next post later this week, I am going to review some of the key “rules” for running. The first segment today is going to be about running etiquette in general. These points could apply to training and races. The next segment will be focused on the do’s and don’ts of running races. If you have others I did not list, post them in the comments below.
- Run on the left side of the road into oncoming traffic. This gives the vehicle a chance to see you, and you time to react if they don’t!
- If you a running on a trail or path, the above doesn’t apply. Stay to the right, so runners in the other direction can pass, like vehicles on the road. This also allows others to pass on the left.
- May runners will slow their pace occasionally or take walk breaks (see Jeff Galloway’s run-walk-run method); however, don’t just stop or slow in the path, pull to the side or wait for a cross street.
- No more than 2-3 abreast. If you are running with friends, don’t take up the entire width of the running surface, this allows others to pass you easily. The recommendation is two-by-two, think Noah’s Ark!
- This refers back to a previous post regarding running with your dog. Make sure s/he is leashed, and not running loose around you, no matter how well you think it is trained. You a running leash that attaches to your waist.
- Never run in the middle of the road. This is pretty common sense, but I see it all the time. A vehicle is much faster than you, and can be on you quickly, so stay to the side of the road.
- Alert other runners and pedestrians when you are coming up on them to pass them. With headphones and other distractions these days, you can easily startle them if they are not aware of their surroundings.
- Stop at stop signs and street crossings. Look both ways several times before crossing! Even if you have the right of way. Others, especially those in vehicles may not know the rules of the road for pedestrian traffic, so don’t assume. Look out for yourself!
- Acknowledge other runners you pass along the way. You nor they are probably training for the Olympics, so curb the ego and intensity enough to give a wave and hello. It may be the motivation they need to keep going!
- Dress for safety. Make sure others can see you. (Dark clothes in the early morning and at night are not wise!)
- MAKE SURE YOU CAN STILL HEAR WITH YOUR EARBUDS IN!!! You need to be able to hear requests and warnings!
- If you have to SPIT at least look before doing so!
- DON’T LITTER! No Excuse!
- BE NICE AND RELAX!