By Cool J
…and I liked it that way!
I could run when I wanted, without having to coordinate with anyone. I could vary my pace based on how I felt that day, with no pressure to go faster or slower to keep up with others. And I did okay…I ran 4:20 marathons, and I was content with that. I didn’t need a running club.
If you want to speed up, tell your running buddy. If you need to slow down, tell your running buddy. Even if you choose to run with friends, running is still an individual sport. Just be honest, and explain that you need to either go faster or you need to back off.
Find supportive running buddies.