In honor (or honour) of the London Marathon this weekend I thought I would share one of my many long run thoughts that I can not seem to get out of my mind. Over the past three years and thousands of miles I have thought of many random things to kill the time.
Scenario: If I was running in the UK and I encountered a runner coming from the other direction, which side is it appropriate to run past them on ? Is it like vehicular traffic where in the US I would stay to the right of oncoming traffic/runners? On the paths of NYC when oncoming runners approach I stay to the right, as if I was driving a car. Does the same rule apply for UK runners, and would I have to stay to the left? If I was to pass a running in the UK, would I pass on the right?
For hours at a time I will discuss this with myself and try make a case for how this is plausible and why it makes sense, only to then wander onto something else. I always say that I am going to make an effort to find out if there is any but I usually forget until it is the next long training run. It is these little random thoughts that help me keep pace and pass the time. Without these mind wandering thoughts I don’t know if I could finish those long, long training runs.
So, if you could please comment with an answer or your thoughts, my wandering brain would appreciate it so it could go onto the next random thought.