How often do you see a jogger smiling - ?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by simongt, 24 Mar 2018.

  1. OP

    simongt Über Member

    Keep smiling, it make folk wonder what you've been up to - ! ^_^
  2. Wixsteman

    Wixsteman Über Member

    I never smiled when I was a runner.....tbh I’m not much of a smiler now ^_^
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  3. thom

    thom ____

    The Borough
    How many cyclists doing time trials do you see smiling ?

    I can't remember the last time I saw a commuting cyclist with a smile on their face.
  4. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    I was going to make the same observation. Running requires a sustained effort - there's no coasting - so it's more akin to time-trialling than leisure cycling.

    I certainly don't smile when I'm parkrunning, nor when I'm time-trialling, and I don't smile when I'm cyclocross racing either - that's a flat-out effort for 50 minutes. All these things give me a real buzz though, and I'm usually smiling afterwards - when my heart rate eventually returns to normal...
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  5. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    I won an audax once. Every other audax I've ever done wasn't a race.
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  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    And you can't win by being back first.
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  7. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    New Forest
    I’m told I smile when I run, which I find interesting because I don’t smile most of the time.
  8. Tommy2

    Tommy2 Über Member

    Although there's no coasting when running if you're not doing tempo or intervals and just doing recovery or LSR then the effort shouldn't cause you to grimace.
    If it does then you're going too hard and probably not in the training zone you want, so there should be plenty of times when runners could smile or acknowledge others.
  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    Is this not the effect of years of the lips bouncing up and down during jogging leading to droopy lip syndrome where you can no longer smile?
  10. bigjim

    bigjim Guru

    Manchester. UK
    I don't find running boring, but I don't run long distances. I'd rather run in an urban environement than off road where there is just trees and grass. I find long bike rides boring. Anything over 70 miles and I'm just turning pedals to get home. I find bike riders just as miserable or smiley as runners.
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  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i’ve been that soldier
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    The only commuting cyclist I ever see is so well wrapped up against the weather that I can't remember the last time I was able to interpret her facial expression:sad:.
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  13. Drago

    Drago Guru

    As an aside, albeit a topical one, we never see car drivers smiling. In fact, they're more likely to be foaming at the mouth that enjoying themselves, so why do they subject themselves to it?
  14. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Joggers rarely smile as it appears to be the law that they have to listen to Coldplay droning on incessantly...
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  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I'd sooner chop my own ears off than listen to Coldplay.
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