in reasons to stop me whilst I'm out on a run...

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14/03/2012 at 21:07

Yes the faster you get the less hassle you get.

I think seeing someone run  fast sets off a primitve instinct in the viewer that say;

"this person is not to be stopped, but if you want you can help tackle the wholly mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger chasing him"

Imbrace your inner cave(wom)man

16/03/2012 at 12:08
At uni I stupidly opened the door to JW's...and politely listened to the speil...then asked them if it mattered that I was a jewish lesbian? would they still want me? They left, very quickly...and I spent 20 minutes recovering from the tears of laughter caused by the look on their faces.
16/03/2012 at 13:28
I used to live in an area where there's a fair big of drug dealing and on 2 occasions had pale-faced desperate-looking blokes in the same playing field try to stop me to ask me something.  Now I do tend to train at 8 min/mile or less and thought it bizarre they would choose a runner to flag down.  I did feel slightly guilty but they didn't seem injuredt and I expect they were just after a bit of cash or a light.
16/03/2012 at 17:49

Lol to all the door-techniques! To be honest, I don't really mind it that much - they believe they have to do it, and if they can give me a book and go away thinking they are one step closer to heaven then I have something to prop up the table with and everyone's happy.

Maybe slower runners can adapt to this by mastering the look at the watch - "sorry, end of my recovery" technique, followed by a sprint as hard as you can around the next corner?

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