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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Running with Friends

This evening, I ran a five-mile road race in South Boston that I signed up for at the last minute. Normally when I run races, I go solo, with the exception of the Chase Corporate Challenge, when my good friend Karlyn caught up with me for the last 3/4 of a mile and we pushed each other to finish strong.

I ran tonight's race with another friend. We ran together, of course with him saying that I'd probably be faster than him, and me realistically knowing that he would be pushing me hard to run faster than I normally would, and that I might have to drop behind him. As it turned out, he was a good pace, and we finished the race together. My official time was 47:29, though we started 30 seconds later, and so I really ran it in 46:59. That's about 9:20 per mile.

That's why I like running/biking/swimming with other people -- they push me to be a better athlete.

6 comments:

KleoPatra said...

Wow, we must have been on the same wavelengths... i just posted about my four miler!!! Good for you! Keep pushin' on, VeganDoc!

tara said...

Good for you, VeganDoc. I also like riding with other people, because it's true, they do keep you moving faster than you would alone.

orangina said...

That's great that you found someone who runs at a good pace for you! Congrats on another great race :)

funwithyourfood said...

When I run with people I tend to get a little TOO competitve so i NEED to run by myself or I may kill myself trying to win hahah

teddy

Jody from VegChic said...

Awesome another race and another buddy here in the city!

Bolder said...

i enjoyed this post VeganDoc... i put it up on raceAthlete.com today...