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How motivating it is to run with someone

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today I had my usual 10K+ run in the forest.
An interesting thing happened in the last 2K or so.

A man of my age passed me before a walk break.
After the break I caught up with him, but didn't pass him because my next walk break was near.
After the break I caught up with him again, and he waved me to go ahead and pass him.
I told him never mind, I'm going to have a walk break very soon.
He asked why. I shortly explained I was following Jeff Galloway's run/walk method, and how it prevents muscle tightness and injuries. We continued chatting all the way to the end.

At home I downloaded my week's runs to the Nike+ website, and saw this:

We ran faster together than before!
I guess we both made an effort to keep up with the other. : )
I felt I was making more effort but I thought it was because of the talking.
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