The topic for today is: Benefits of Running Solo
Although my preference is running with a group, it is not always possible.
There are some benefits to running alone too:
- You choose your pace.
You can run slow or push the pace. You can walk when you feel like it or just stop and take photographs. No pressure.
- You can be flexible with regard to time and distance.
You can wait for the rain to stop or change your mind and run in the evening rather than the morning, You can cut short your run or if you feel like it, you can extend it.
- You choose the location.
You can leave for a run right from your house or from your workplace. No driving to a scheduled location is necessary.
- You can be spontaneous.
You can decide to go for a run on a new route
or do speed drills at a track.
- You can listen to music or a podcast or do a Peleton workout.
Just put on your headphones and zone out to your favorite tunes or podcaster or Peleton instructor.
- You can just be alone with your thoughts.
or just plan your day or figure out a solution to a problem or maybe just appreciate nature
Happy Running! Do you often run solo? If so, what benefit(s) does it offer you as a runner? Please share.