1. It's not a race. I don't care that you can blow by me on lap one and then I breeze by you on lap 3 while you are sucking wind. The whole point of having a goal pace is so that you run that pace consistently for the workout. We all run different paces and if you are having a fast week that is excellent. A slow week and you have my sympathies, but I am running my own pace. Please stop trying to race, let me know if you want to schedule a 100 yard dash and I'm game, looser buys the beer.
2. Stay in lane 1. All other lanes are a waste of energy and slow people down when they need to pass you. If you are running with other people, note running with not racing, then all run in lane one and stagger yourselves. There is really no reason for you to be in lane 2 or 3. Also, on this same note, if you are being passed move to the inside of lane 1 if running solo. This is a non contact sport and you can't elbow me out of the way. Lets face it, most of us are going to get passed, get over it and just let it happen.
3. Get out of lane 1 RIGHT AWAY when you are done with your laps. Please, it is terribly annoying when I get tripped up because you have stopped suddenly and are trying to stretch out a hamstring. There is a whole field to your left, use it.
4. This is a risky one, but bothers me, workout hard enough that you can't have a full on conversation. Unless this is the dreaded tempo run on the track workout, you should be running hard enough that you can't talk more than a few words. I don't need to hear about your vacation to Austin and what your kids are wearing for the first day of school.
5. No spitting, and you know who you are! God it's gross, just don't do it or if you insist please don't spit where we all keep our keys and water bottles.
I could keep going but I'll stop now.
Miles trained today: 5