I always give a g'morning/af'noon/evening when seeing other runners. I don't mind overtaking or being overtaken as I don't know what kind of run they are on (recovery/tempo etc) so I don't see it as a reflection of me being faster/slower a runner than them.
Again, its just a simple nod or smile for me. To anyone and everyone out there. From the 20 stone guy who is his first day in his running shoes to the seasoned athlete who can out run me any day.
We are all on our own mission, i think when you see lone joggers like our selves, and for a simple courtesy nod, i feel anything more is intrusive.
I will nod briefly to give a passing hello to other runners. Unless they're wearing headphones, in which case I assume they're in their own world and just ignore them.
I expect nothing more than the same in return and I'm not bothered if I don't get that. I certainly don't need any support or encouragement. My running time is selfish me time and the less interaction I have with others, the better.
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