Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: benefits of running solo! Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Last week we talked about the benefits of running with groups. While there are definitely advantages to running with others, I consider myself to be more of a solo runner.
Make your own schedule
Basically you can run when you want, where you want, when you run solo. You’re not stuck running at a set time because you have to meet a group. This works well especially if you have a fluid work schedule. I often talk to employees in the UK and Asia, so some days I have super early meetings or meetings later in the evening. Sometimes I’ll do a meeting, then sneak in a run, grab some breakfast, etc. It’s nice to have a more flexible option to make sure I get my runs in.
Helps on race day
Doing mid to long runs solo can really help with mental toughness. I have run shorter distances (5Ks) with friends but never a long distance race. I have often thought back to my long runs when I am struggling during a race to remind myself that I can do hard things.
Run your own pace
Sometimes it can be hard to run with a group if there isn’t anyone that runs your pace. This has happened to me a few times and I ended up running alone while in a group, which was just odd. When you run solo, you can set the pace you want to run for that day and settle into the run.
Hang out with the treadmill
It’s no secret that I don’t mind the treadmill. This year most of my runs have been on the treadmill as it just works better with my WFH schedule and I enjoy the Peloton guided runs. Also the treadmill is great when you just don’t feel like dealing with the oppressive heat/humidity/freezing cold weather.
Tell me: What are some benefits of running solo?
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