Running against the flow?
June 7, 2008 1:25 PM Subscribe
Why do some runners run in
the road ... against traffic?
posted by gyusan to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (26 answers total)
I've noticed in the past, and today in particular, that a majority of the runners I pass are running in the road, against traffic. Not all, but most. The presence or absence of a sidewalk or trail alongside doesn't seem to make a difference.
I bicycle alot, and one reason I notice this is that inevitably they are running in the bike lane, against traffic. This morning's ride in San Francisco went through the Sunset, the Richmond, the Presidio; both on the urban streets and the more "rural" roads in the Presidio ... many runners going the "wrong" way, out in the traffic lane.
On a bike as a kid you learn early to "go with the flow" ... is there opposing advice for runners?