A few weeks ago I mentioned the husband decided to run the Cleveland 10-Miler with me. It’s been an interesting time training and running with a partner. I say this not as a gripe, but in honestly that we both have found it to be an adjustment. I run slow. He runs fast, my running partner.
I have patience for long runs. He wants them to be over with. You get the picture. We’re chugging along, nonetheless. We’ve stuck to mostly just long runs together. Together we have run: 5 miles, 5.5 miles, 7 miles, 6 miles and this past Sunday – 7.65 miles.
I had wanted to go 8 miles, but the husband had some hamstring pain. The loving spouse that I am, I agreed we could walk a good deal of the remaining half of the run. We at least get the mileage in and time on our feet.
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We have a 6-miler next weekend (taper down) and then race day – 10 miles. I’m a little apprehensive. With his hamstring issue, and my anxiety about my pace – I’m not sure how this one is going to turn out.
Run Alone or With Others?
Personally I feel like I’ve been just tallying my miles this spring and marking down what I had to do. My heart hasn’t been in the long runs much at all. It will be interesting to see where my summer training goes after the Rite Aid Cleveland Half-Marathon on May 20.
There are a lot of ways you can run. Most common is to run solo. You can also run with a group or with a partner. A trio is not idea especially on trails or sidewalks with little room, believe me I have tried it!
I would recommend trying all types of running and see which type – social or solo – best fits your individual personality and needs for training.
Do you run with a partner? Does it help or hinder your training?