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Are you a "dog" (social) or "cat" (I run by myself) runner? (Read 313 times)

LeighDS


Live Free & Run

    I'm definitely a solo person. I do take my dogs or push my boy sin the stroller a decent amount of the time but for the most part my run time is me time.

    PR

    5K - 22:53 on 10-26-2013

    10K - 51:27 on 9-22-2012

    HM - 1:55:54 on 11-3-2013

     

    Upcoming Races

    Race the Runway 1-Miler - April 5, 2014

    Race the Runway HM - April 5, 2014

    Stonyfield 5K - May 3, 2014 


    Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

      I started out as a "meow" running solo for 4 years until meeting and running with Coach Ashley in Austin, TX. Since then I've enjoyed running with the groups she organizes, even if I have to play rabbit at times, letting the faster group catch up to slow poke me. So these days I'm more a mixed bag of half "meow" half "dog"! Really enjoy running with a group with the encouragement, support, etc it provides but also nice to get out there solo and into "ones self"

       

      MTA: I ran solo for years out of necessity. Initially lived in an area where there were no morning runners. Then moved to Austin, the "Fit City" and found that even with all the running groups in town that even the old men were way faster than me!

      bob e v
      2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

      Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

      Break the 1000 mi barrier!

      History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

      mab411


      Proboscis Colossus

        You know, thinking about it, I've never had an opportunity to "just run" with a group, outside of races.  So, involuntary meowing so far...but even though I'd like to try it sometime, I do think it would eventually drive me crazy to run with a group, since most of my runs have target paces, intervals, etc. that I'm trying to hit.  But I sure don't mind the social aspect of races, as anyone who's been "lucky" enough to be near me for more than 15 minutes will attest.

        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

          You know, thinking about it, I've never had an opportunity to "just run" with a group, outside of races.  So, involuntary meowing so far...but even though I'd like to try it sometime, I do think it would eventually drive me crazy to run with a group, since most of my runs have target paces, intervals, etc. that I'm trying to hit.  But I sure don't mind the social aspect of races, as anyone who's been "lucky" enough to be near me for more than 15 minutes will attest.

           

          Yes, I like being social and all, but basically, when it comes to running, I'm afraid I'm a self-centered SOB, and want to run the way I want to run.  Also, it's a lot easier to just head out the door running than to make arrangements to meet someone at an appointed time.

          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            I ran WITH my dog, an Australian shepherd, this morning.  It was only the second time I've tried, because at 18 months he still acts like a puppy.  But he's getting the hang of it and I really enjoy it.  My "run" is only a slow trot for him, but I guess it's better than walking.

              Teresa, I'm a cat, but I wish I could run with you! We're the same kind of slow. Rare. Big grinBlush


              Cheap and Evil Girl

                NikoRosa, your dog looks a little sad about that.

                 

                 

                I actually do run with my dog.  I was trying to act normal and not count him as people.

                I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                 

                "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive


                Hungry

                  SubDood, your dog looks like a comedian.

                  My dog IS a comedian. Just ask our cats.

                  LRB


                  Dreamer

                    Cat, because my avi says so.

                     

                    I run easy in groups without a problem but when doing intervals, strides, or some other type of quality work, it's business before BS.

                    MRT: This too shall pass

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