The two need to share the roadways because often it is the best place for joggers to put in miles. Combine that with drivers on cell phones, runners with iPods, runners moving against traffic (the accepted way to train), and the relative sense of invulnerability felt by some drivers and you have a recipe for rage ... both from the driver and runner.Sports psychologist Kay Porter, who works with United States Olympic athletes, told The New York replica Concord watches Times that arguments between runners and drivers are often caused by knee-jerk reactions. “Fearis a very vulnerable response and people don’t want to feel vulnerable,so it’s converted to anger. And, as a runner, ingeneral, you’re totally vulnerable.”--Alex CrevarShare your runners rage stories and safety tips in the comments section below.
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Couple of hours in Sapa for a coffee and french pastries, then took the Roadmonkey van over a monster mountain pass; once over, the sun broke through and we rode for another 15 to 20 miles, past tiny villages, stopping to chat with the locals—insofar as replica Bvlgari watches hello is a form of chatting. The final climb to the top of the pass above the Commie city of Lai Chao was too long to complete by nightfall, so we loaded into the van and drove the remaining 12 miles. The city feels very remote, as were not far from China and Laos.