The Barefoot Runner
The Shirtless Guy
The All-Weather Runners
Often heard grumbling about how many people are out today, they’ve been hitting the paths all winter, while the rest of us retreated to the treadmill. And now that they have to compete for trail space again, they’re not happy.
The Neon Warrior
This woman clearly plays by the “the brighter the clothes, the faster the pace” rule: neon jacket, neon capris, neon socks, neon shoes—even her hair tie is neon. Hey, at least cars will be able to see her.
The Running Group
The Marathon Trainers
Only five weeks to go until Boston, everyone! Whether they’re consulting their training plan, pushing their way through a grueling long run, or hitting the track for some speed work, you’ll be able to pick out the runners who are training for a marathon pretty easily—because they’ll tell you all about it.
The First Timers
Whether they’re trying out C25K or just seeing how far their old gym shoes can take them, we’re always happy to see new runners! But learn from our mistakes: ditch the cotton clothes and get supportive shoes.
The Tech Heads
The Ultra Runners
Okay, the marathon trainers may be intense, but they have nothing on these guys. Usually carrying backpacks (to store their bandages, water, spare socks, and food—yes, food, since Gus won’t quite cut it on a 50-plus mile run), they have a certain weary, glycogen-depleted, all-knowing look you can’t miss.