This week, the theme is FREE so I chose How to Run With a Slower Partner
It’s no secret that Judy, a frequent running partner, is slower than me. She runs about 2 minutes per mile slower. I don’t think she will be upset that I say this because she mentions it all the time.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t run with her. I do and here’s what I recommend:
1. Run Slower
It seems like a no-brainer. If you run with someone who runs slower, you have to run slower. Just consider it an easy run or a recovery run.
2. Split up the Run
You can start earlier and get some faster miles done. Or you add some speedy ones afterwards.
3. Enjoy the scenery
4. Make it the Exception not the Rule
If you run with a slower runner all the time, you will probably get slower yourself. So do your own thing most of the time. Do your strides, intervals or whatever you need to do improve your speed when you run by yourself.
5. Add a run with someone faster
So don’t give up your slower running friends. After all, they are your FRIENDS!
Happy Running! Do you ever run with a slower runner?