26 Jun '12, 11pm

How to deal with hecklers, crowded paths, foul smells, and other runner irritants: #runningtips

How to deal with hecklers, crowded paths, foul smells, and other runner irritants: #runningtips

As a runner with more on your mind than how fast and far you're going, you want to get in your mileage without being irritated by a guy on a neighboring treadmill shouting on his iPhone or heckled by an immature driver. Here's how to overcome common annoyances and get back in your blissed-out zone. The Annoyance: CHATTY CATHYS (OR CARLS) Runners are like cats and dogs, says Adam Krajchir, founder and director of Race with Purpose and head coach for New York Road Runners' Team for Kids . Cat runners just want to be left alone to do their thing. Dog runners want to be social. You may be cat or dog on any given day, but it's never fun being a cat stuck in a dog world, especially if you're trapped on the treadmill. THE SOLUTION: Block or Move If you're in the gym, headphones are your first line of defense, even if you're not really using them. "I've brought headphones and inse...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-238-267--14...

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