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I forgot to mention this strange encounter I had yesterday during my run.

So, it’s summer and thus hot for most of the country. As a heavy runner, I don’t tend to fare well in temps above 80 with high exposure, so I opt for short shorts and no shirt as previously discussed.

I was about 4-5 miles in when I came up on a guy walking with a couple girls. A lot of people walk the trail and we normally just mind our own business as we pass in opposing directions. This chap seemed to zero in on me and as I came within speaking distance cried out “Hey buddy...Nice dick!!”. This was equal parts confusing and amusing. I was wearing black shorts with a brief liner, so the chances of any excessive exposure were low...at least vs. the half tights I normally wear. I just said thanks and kept it rolling.

Do any of you guys get weird comments by passerby’s or is it just me? I think I attract this sort of thing as it happens somewhat regularly.
Nothing shows off to the ladies how classy you are like yelling that to another dude.
 

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I forgot to mention this strange encounter I had yesterday during my run.

So, it’s summer and thus hot for most of the country. As a heavy runner, I don’t tend to fare well in temps above 80 with high exposure, so I opt for short shorts and no shirt as previously discussed.

I was about 4-5 miles in when I came up on a guy walking with a couple girls. A lot of people walk the trail and we normally just mind our own business as we pass in opposing directions. This chap seemed to zero in on me and as I came within speaking distance cried out “Hey buddy...Nice dick!!”. This was equal parts confusing and amusing. I was wearing black shorts with a brief liner, so the chances of any excessive exposure were low...at least vs. the half tights I normally wear. I just said thanks and kept it rolling.

Do any of you guys get weird comments by passerby’s or is it just me? I think I attract this sort of thing as it happens somewhat regularly.
You can't fault a guy for trying his luck, can you? Have a heart, buddy.
 

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I forgot to mention this strange encounter I had yesterday during my run.

So, it’s summer and thus hot for most of the country. As a heavy runner, I don’t tend to fare well in temps above 80 with high exposure, so I opt for short shorts and no shirt as previously discussed.

I was about 4-5 miles in when I came up on a guy walking with a couple girls. A lot of people walk the trail and we normally just mind our own business as we pass in opposing directions. This chap seemed to zero in on me and as I came within speaking distance cried out “Hey buddy...Nice dick!!”. This was equal parts confusing and amusing. I was wearing black shorts with a brief liner, so the chances of any excessive exposure were low...at least vs. the half tights I normally wear. I just said thanks and kept it rolling.

Do any of you guys get weird comments by passerby’s or is it just me? I think I attract this sort of thing as it happens somewhat regularly.
There is a road here that I've been catcalled on three times in my relatively short running career, and its always been funny/ complementary.
 

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I forgot to mention this strange encounter I had yesterday during my run.

So, it’s summer and thus hot for most of the country. As a heavy runner, I don’t tend to fare well in temps above 80 with high exposure, so I opt for short shorts and no shirt as previously discussed.

I was about 4-5 miles in when I came up on a guy walking with a couple girls. A lot of people walk the trail and we normally just mind our own business as we pass in opposing directions. This chap seemed to zero in on me and as I came within speaking distance cried out “Hey buddy...Nice dick!!”. This was equal parts confusing and amusing. I was wearing black shorts with a brief liner, so the chances of any excessive exposure were low...at least vs. the half tights I normally wear. I just said thanks and kept it rolling.

Do any of you guys get weird comments by passerby’s or is it just me? I think I attract this sort of thing as it happens somewhat regularly.
Should've just said "Thanks!" and kept running.

Occasionally, I'll run clockwise on the track instead of the normal counterclockwise to balance out the turns. Every once in a while someone will try to say something to me but I just ignore them. I just stay out of their lane and move out of the way (since I'm going the opposite direction) when coming up on people. Most people don't mind.
 

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I was catcalled once while cycling. It was an older black woman, and she said, “Oh, I just wanna smack that ass.”

As for dick comment, just reply; “His name is George. Would you like to pet him?”
 

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7 very uneventful miles today @ 7m54s/mile pace. Bit quicker than my usual training runs but it was flat and on road whereas I generally run on hillier trails. Did 859 miles for the first half of the year which I’m sure is the most I’ve run in 6 months before.
 

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I used to get unexpected and sometimes graphic compliments more often when I was in full team cycling gear. But I also used to get more hostility too - things thrown at me from soda through snowballs to iron bolts. That's Britain for you: it's not a nice place. Nothing like this has ever happened to me in Canada.

I don't get any trouble when I'm running here (except the occasional dog) because I almost never see anyone.
 

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I used to get unexpected and sometimes graphic compliments more often when I was in full team cycling gear. But I also used to get more hostility too - things thrown at me from soda through snowballs to iron bolts. That's Britain for you: it's not a nice place. Nothing like this has ever happened to me in Canada.

I don't get any trouble when I'm running here (except the occasional dog) because I almost never see anyone.
I’m a bit shocked you got grief out running in the UK. Where was that? I’ve been running for about 15 years in London, Bristol and other places and I’ve had a few cars beep at me (hard to interpret, but I always assume it’s people admiring my immaculate form) and a few possibly sarcastic comments (“Run Forrest” and the like) but no outright hostility. I know a lot of women get things shouted while they’re running but I assumed that was unfortunately commonplace wherever you go.
 

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we can get a bunch of "run forrest run" here from the bros around town.

best comment i've ever gotten was on a trail run with two friends. i'm on the heavier side compared to the rest of my club and the guys i was running with are both BQ'ers so i'm probably about 15 - 20 seconds behind them ascending this hill. a guy coming down stepped off trail for them and waited for me and as i passed he says "it's tough keeping up with those skinny guys, i know"
 

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I usually have headphones in so if somebody is making a comment to/about me, I generally don't hear it. However I do turn my music down when I get into more crowded areas or run through our a downtown. One afternoon last summer I was running through town and turned my music down and heard some teenage girl say something to the effect of, "Daaaaammmmnnnn!" as I ran past and her friend replied with "Yeah, I see him!"

I don't know for sure that they were talking about me or if I heard them correctly, but it was still a definite ego boost.
 

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Years ago, I was running near the water by the Giants’ stadium. Even though I didn’t listen to music while running, I tended to have a pretty narrow focus. I gradually realized that one of those duckboat tours was pacing me, and when I turned to see what was up, the guide started blasting “Eye of the Tiger.” We all laughed.
 

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Years ago, I was running near the water by the Giants’ stadium. Even though I didn’t listen to music while running, I tended to have a pretty narrow focus. I gradually realized that one of those duckboat tours was pacing me, and when I turned to see what was up, the guide started blasting “Eye of the Tiger.” We all laughed.
For some reason, this post reminded me of this pic. That’s me in the Speedo and the pink swim cap, at the start of the 2008 Alcatraz Challenge.

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Not running, cycling. I never had any problem running in the UK, but cyclists get a lot of trouble. Tyneside BTW.
Ah, right. Yes, cycling is not pleasant here. I don’t do a lot of it for that reason.
 

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