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4/4/11 6:00 P

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Had the same type of problem, only we started at the same point and now I'm needing to go faster and further. So far, not a real problem as I have to train indoors during spring, so I do my faster work indoors. It is starting to affect our walks as she complains that I walk too fast! I

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3/7/11 12:40 A

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I think you did awesome. I know that some people might use your need for speed as an excuse to stop thier own exercise. but as it is. YOu may just inspire her to try for a 5k also or to go an extra mile on her own emoticon

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2/21/11 11:53 A

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2/21/11 9:06 A

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great story and great compromise. very motivational Kristie - and you have changed someones life.
I would still use my time with her more as my warm up for my own goals................ you need to stay on the track you have set out for yourself too.

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2/19/11 8:39 P

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That's awesome Krystie!!!! Way to go!!!

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2/19/11 9:28 A

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I talked with her yesterday, and let her know that I'm totally cool if she doesn't want to go more than a mile with me but after that mile I'm just going to keep walking so I can work on my speed for the 5k and she was totally ok with it! Somehow in there it motivated her to run a lap around the track with me, so we walked 1, ran 1 and walked 1, I was happy for that :D It felt good to be the one motivating her to get moving!!

Thanks for all the advice and support!! I really appreciate it

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2/19/11 8:36 A

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Krystie - what happened??????

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2/18/11 9:48 P

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I actually had a similar problem; I was working on my speed and the neighbor always wanted me to walk with her. Unfortunately, she does more strolling and talking than getting in a work out. I finally told her I was "in training"; I was able to occasionally walk with her when I wasn't going for distance or speed, and that was okay with her. Good luck.

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2/18/11 3:26 P

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Be upfront and tell her that you are training for a 5k and are working on your speed. If she want s to speed and go with you great if not, tell her you will catch up with her later

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2/17/11 10:40 A

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Yes, I agree - what Robyn said!

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2/17/11 10:29 A

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That's what I'm thinking, just tell her hey I need to go faster & farther so join me if you want, otherwise I'll see you tomorrow??

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2/17/11 10:27 A

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I would be honest with her - when you are going to go for a walk - tell her that you plan on going a little further after the mile. At that point - I would increase my speed and go for the time/pace you want.

That is if you have time to do that - if not - I would tell her that you are working on your speed, and need to pick up the pace....I'm sure she can handle it...of course carrying on a conversation won't be as easy/

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I have been on my journey for a little over a year and I've been walking regularly and I've got my walking speed up, and now that I'm training to run a 5k I've been upping my speeds for walking and jogging as well. Just recently (this past week) I've had a friend start joining me on my walks in the morning, but the problem is she is not keeping my pace, I have gone from doing 3 miles in 40 mins to doing 2 miles in 40 mins when I walk with her. But most of the time she only wan't to do 1 miles

What do I do? do I just count this as a bonus exercise and train later on my own, do I tell her that she's got to speed up? What do I do when she's done at 1 mile and I want to keep going? I'm trying to be a good friend and support her on her journey but it's really holding me back on mine at the same time.. I don't want to hurt her feelings but at the same time I need my exercise too...

So.. What would you do?

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