April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life. This week's topic is Running Alone vs in a Group.
To be honest, I've never actually run any group before. I've never been to a running club or a meetup mainly because the ones closest to me do not fit into my schedule. Between work and school, I am pretty busy and am on a pretty set schedule. I'm also a pretty motivated person so I don't need someone else to run with.
My boyfriend and I will both go run at the same time but won't run together. We have very different pacing and strategies and to keep us from getting frustrated, we just run separately.
Most the time I run by myself and I really do like it as it is my private time to get thinking done. Running keeps me sane and I enjoy the time to myself, even on long training runs!
I have run with people during races before including my Best Running Friend Devin. We actually ran all of Dopey and Rebel together and it was fun to run with someone else especially when your costumes aren't even help the time pass faster.
I would not be against group running if I could find one that would fit more into my schedule.
Do you run in a group?