|Wanna be like this guy?|
|Or these guys/gals?|
And then there's running with other live, sweating, conversational human beings. A revolutionary idea, I know. But bear with me here. Running by yourself isn't even comparable to running with even one other individual. Here's why:
- You don't get tired as quickly, or at least you don't notice it.
- There is now a social dilemma should you choose to to start walking - a good incentive as any to man (or woman) up and take the pain.
- You can have some kick ass conversations, made all the more enjoyable by the fatigue-induced silliness inherent to distance running. One of my running buddies always has some enjoyable conversations about film and television with me on runs together. Lately we've been discussing my new love - Arrested Development. Another of mine is great to talk politics with - we had a really awesome gun control debate a couple weeks ago.
- Your friends are more fun to listen to than your iPod. At least most of them are.
- You don't over-pace.