Your workout is for you, first and foremost. You need to keep that in mind when your workout buddies do not have the same motivation as you do. But I would not discard them totally, just understand that they are not as reliable for motivation.
There are other things that you can do beside working out alone:
1-Do a harder workout before the workout with the other people and then do theirs. When I had a friend in my neighborhood that wanted to go on runs with me I would go hard for a few miles to his house and then did his pace with him.
2-Add weight to make your resistance harder. There are ankle weights and weighted vest that you can buy or you can just make something for yourself. Weights in a backpack will also work, be the guy who carries the largest camelpack water container to share with others.
3-Add extra mileage during your runs. When I go on runs with my son, he is faster but need more breaks than I do and the road we take have a bunch of short loops and dead end streets off to the side of the main roads. So on the loops he might take the first turn off (making a U shape) while I keep going to where he will come out and loop around it backwards making a complete circle and we meet back up at where he will come back on to the main road. For the dead ends, when I am in view of them I will sprint ahead and go down them letting him slow his pace until I catch back up.
I am sure there are more ideas, maybe get your friends to 'challenge you' to run carrying something like a large 80's boom box for music for all or something...lol Have fun but most importantly keep going. Good Luck
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