lobsteriffic wrote:I've ran solo for 5 years or so. Now I have a running buddy ~2x/week. This is great, I like the company and all, but since he is new to running he runs quite a bit slower than I do.
I run 4x/week and so half of my runs are being done at this slow pace. I'm not training for anything specific. Would it hurt to have half of my workouts done at this easy pace? I'm slowly amping up my mileage after foot surgery last year, so I'm hesitant to add in a fifth running day in a week.
I want to encourage this person to keep up with running and I feel like they probably wouldn't if they had to go it alone.
If it does get a bit unbearable at points.. you can incorporate some intervals where you go fast for a min or 2 away and then back to them... and let them do the talking as you gasp for air .
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