Originally Posted by james
I never, ever seem to hook up with anyone for training runs.
I always study my pace and run my own personal training routes.
Is this a good thing?
Hey James. I run alone quite often. Not necessarily because I'm anti-social. Just out of convenience. Due to a demanding work session I have to work in my runs whenever I can. This often means running at oddball hours. I've run at midnight, 3:00AM, 4:00AM you name it. Trying finding a running partner for those hours.
This being said though, I also have included small community races into my training regimen just for the group and social aspect of it. I'll go to race and run it as a training run at my own pace not necessarily being competitive.
Running alone does have benefits unto itself. Instead of dreading it, look at it as an opportunity to shut out some of the world. We live in a time when we're constantly connected. Cell phones, blackberries, internet. Seems like we're just always available to other people. My running time is one of the few moments I get where it's just me myself and I. I disconnect the rest of the world an get into the zone.
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