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  1. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    August 26, 2012

    I’m always afraid to run with people because I’m not sure I can keep their pace. I’m a fairly slow runner but I’m improving. I just have my asthma to watch and sometimes slower means I can run further.
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    • Michael Anderson
      August 26, 2012

      Katie – I spent 23 years worrying about that (I am 46) …. but it was a 3 mile run in early April with my brother that told me I was running slower and shorter than I thought. He didn’t care and just kept my pace (OK, he pushed a bit) It was the motivation I needed – I ran my first ever 5k 6 weeks later, keep improving my speed (I will never be ‘fast’), last weekend ran a ~2 hour half marathon, and this weekend ran 10 miles on trails at 8500ft on a trip to Utah for Gear Diary … now I look forward to running whenever and wherever. Don’t need to run with others – but don’t shrink from it either!
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  2. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    August 26, 2012

    Haha I love the photo montage! and I wouldn’t have kept up 8:30 for 6 miles! lol I would have probably crapped out at 4 miles or so!
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  3. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    August 26, 2012

    I agree, running with friends is definitely motivational and pushes further than you would ever go by yourself! That is an awesome pace, good for you for keeping up!
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  4. Jennifer L
    August 26, 2012

    You may have said this somewhere before, but I can’t remember…. Do you eat anything before you exercise in the mornings? If I don’t eat anything my workout suffers immensely and I usually end up feeling sick. I know everyone is different, I was just wondering 🙂
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    • Meghann
      August 27, 2012

      YEs, I do. I just usually don’t blog about it since it’s fairly repetitive. I had a piece of toast with peanut butter before my run yesterday.

  5. Courtney W
    August 26, 2012

    I love running with people of all paces. Sometimes it’s good to be pushed and sometimes it’s good to enjoy the more social aspect of running with others. I still don’t consider myself a runner because I rarely enjoy runs by myself. You could call me addicted to running with others. #workoutslut 🙂 glad I was able to see you this morning!

  6. Allison @ Running Through Red Lights
    August 26, 2012

    I agree that running with friends always helps. I spend a lot of my mid week training runs by myself, and I always struggle. Now that I’ve been back to work for a little over a month, I haven’t been able to meet up with any of my friends to run, which has been really tough mentally. As a self proclaimed slow runner, I really feel like I need the extra support, especially during my long runs!
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  7. Katie @ running4cupcakes
    August 26, 2012

    You are so right, you never regret a run…. Or running with good friends!

  8. Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover!
    August 26, 2012

    Running buddies are the best! I ran with a friend for the first time when I was in Sweden this spring, and it was fantastic. I really need to find more runner friends, because it really does make things that much more enjoyable!
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  9. Meghan
    August 26, 2012

    I really love taking before runs and after runs to see how hard I worked on my face. You can totally tell facial expressions. The before is like: omg I am so clean and now I have to go run and get gross and mmm watermelon smoothie afterward face. The after is: sweating is awesome can’t you see that, and stop taking pictures time for smoothie. Ha.
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  10. Beth (Running with the Sunrise)
    August 26, 2012

    Your photos are so adorable. I’m glad you had a good run and that you got to spend some time with your running friends. I’m sure they appreciated your company. Have a great Sunday!
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  11. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    August 26, 2012

    I love egg sandwich breakfast – but I do agree that some fruit on the side completes it. Grocery shopping time?
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  12. Mary
    August 27, 2012

    Its funny you posted this because I was just thinking about how I have been lacking some serious motivation as well to get my butt in gear and train for my upcoming fall races. I’m SO glad that I have my running buddies to whip me into shape and get me back into the swing of things.
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  13. Emily N
    August 27, 2012

    That is exactly how I feel about 6 miles at that kind of pace. There would be no talking from me on that sort of a run. Yes, I am getting faster, but not there yet.
    Emily N recently posted..Columbus: Week 10 in Review

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