Anyone who is serious about wanting to run knows that it’s a habit first and foremost. The joys and benefits are many and while running alone can be one of the most pleasurable and personal moments in your day; it can also get a bit lonely in between the turnaround points.
For those just starting out on in their running career, having a partner can provide many benefits and luxuries to help you on your way to success. Running with a partner will allow you to experience your morning routines in a whole new way.
Reasons to Run With A Partner
1. Running with someone gives you someone to talk to: lets face it; running can be a bit lonely, and you may not be in an area where taking music with you is a viable option. Having someone with you on a run will allow you to think about more than just the thumping of your feet on the ground, and you’ll finally have someone who you can discuss your surroundings with.
2. Running partners can push you farther: no runner wants to wimp out. Running may be a solitary occupation, but when a partner is added, you’ll immediately feel that little edge of temptation to push past them. It’s totally normal, and it’s called competition. You won’t want to try and outdo the person with you, but pride will help to make sure you get the best out of yourself.
3. Running with another will provide distraction: typically, distraction on a run is a bad thing. You always want to be aware of who or what is around you. But sometimes, especially when on a track where your threats or limited, it’s nice to have something other than discomfort running through your thoughts. Running is a highly pleasurable experience, but until the endorphins kick in, it’s nice to someone to take your mind off of things.
4. A running partner will motivate you: the solitude of running doesn’t leave much in the way of congratulations, but having someone to share the miles with will better enable you to keep going and accomplish something together. And, having someone else there to see your triumphs is always a little boost to the self esteem.
5. Running Partners help kill excuses: this is a two way street and perhaps the best part about running with someone else. You won’t be able to play hooky when there is someone else depending on you to be there. Not only will you owe it to yourself to get out an run, you’ll owe it to someone else as well.
You’ll still want to head out every now and then on your own, and if a partner cancels on you, you’ll owe it to yourself to keep on going. Running with someone else will enable you to push yourself harder and keep yourself motivated during those difficult mornings when the snooze button looks so good.