do you jog on the spot?
I know the feeling Crazydiamond. I'm also from Brighton and there are just so many trafic lights.
I tend to do a side step and back again in time to the music I'm listening to. Bet it looks strange to the others at the crossing!
I just stop and wait for the light, I used to be all precious about it and jog on the spot, but stopping for a minute or two will make no difference at all to the enjoyment of your run.
Doesn't make you a walker or anything either.
The odd occasion I have had to stop at a junction I just stop and take a breather for a couple of seconds before I'm on my way again.
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
I just stop and wait for the light, I used to be all precious about it and jog on the spot, but stopping for a minute or two will make no difference at all to the enjoyment of your run. Doesn't make you a walker or anything either.
Me and my OH went to Brighton a few weeks ago and I came across a lot of traffic lights when I was running too!
It annoyed me in the end so I just stuck to the sea front and the treadmill in the hotel
Don't generally come across many where I'm from, but I don't think I'd jog on the spot. I'd just stand there and look like I'm checking my pulse or something else that might look mildly related to running haha.
'Don't generally come across many where I'm from'
I just read this and realise it now sounds like I'm from a trailer park. 'We never seen no traffic lights round these parts'
I sometimes turn along the side road, and cross there if possible, and if not I return and use the crossing when the lights change.
And sometimes I stand and wait.
we used to live 80 miles from the nearest trafic light or roundabout.................................. not anymore though.
I stand around and wait
Like the OP, there are millions of traffic lights etc in Sheffield.
I usually stop and wait and plan my routes to avoid those that I know make me stop a long time.
i did read somewhere that jogging on the spot is a bad idea, and that stretches are a better idea
i did also read that elvis is alive and well on mars, so read into that what you will
No traffic lights on my routes, but one main road and a level crossing.
I always hope for a long line of traffic on the mian road so I can have a rest, but usually it's clear when i'm really knackered, so I end up carrying on running. The level crossing has caught me once and very relieved at the time I was too. It was blisteringly hot and i was feeling like death. A nice ten min break beneath a shady tree was most welcome at the time.
a jogger bobs up and down whilst a runner takes a well earned break.
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