The Traits You Should Consider When Picking a Running Partner
Choosing a running partner is like choosing a business partner: It’s a serious relationship that you’re getting into! And it’s not just about speed and if you like a person. For example… have you ever stopped to think about how your conversational style while running will mesh? My argument:
Before committing to a regular running partnership, do a few test runs to consider the more intangible aspects, especially conversational style. Do you like chatting for your entire long run, or do you prefer long lapses of silence? You don’t have to have the exact same talk style, you just have to enjoy theirs. For example, as an introvert, I actually love running with an extrovert who will carry a conversation for the entire run.
Read the rest of the article if you’re thinking about finding a new running buddy in the new year. It could save you a lot of grief!!