Running with a partner can motivate you to stick to your training, keep you going on days when you’re tempted to cut the route short, and give you something to look forward to. Some people, rather than using a human running buddy, choose to run with their dogs. Here are my thoughts on the subject.
Bad runs happen. They are a simple fact of life for anyone who runs either for sport or the pure pleasure of running. knowing that does not take away the sting of a bad run, but it can help you get your mind back in the game. In this post, I talk about some of the tools you can develop to deal with and learn from a bad run.
In school, I hated running. P.E. was my most dreaded period for almost every year that I had it. I hated being told where and how to run and I hated the intense pressure put on me to perform a mile in under a certain amount time that really wouldn’t prove anything about my health other than the unhealthy extent to which I pushed my body. When I graduated, I almost swore to never run again in my life–that is, until I realized something.