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Benefits of Running with Someone Else

Running with a partner provides several important benefits that are not available when running alone. You can also experience these benefits when you walk or do any other form of exercise. These are some of the benefits of seeking better fitness with friends.

How do you find your running OR walking partner?

Although the advantage of running alone is that you can work out on your own schedule, finding a running partner that suits your mindset and time will be the perfect complement to your running game. But some people may find it difficult to find the exact balance. Here are some ideas to help you find your ideal running partner.

Friends, family and colleagues:

A good starting point is in your closest circle of family and friends, even at work. These people are mostly people that you already like, and they are the ones who can catch you the most. If you have a common interest in running, it's easy to do it together.

Social Networks:

This is the era of modern technology, with many social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Meetup. These social channels can easily bring together like-minded people from near and far.

Running Group:

Your local town or city may have a mature running group or club, and runners of all skill levels can participate in weekly activities. They typically hold social gatherings later, so not only can you exercise, but you can also build more meaningful friendships and relationships later on.


1) Motivation

People tend to display the characteristics of their peers, so staying with motivated people will undoubtedly increase your own motivation. Those who run alone, when their enthusiasm lags behind, there is no one to cheer them on. A running buddy can cheer you on when you need it most.

Make Your Exercise Fun

Laughing with friends during exercise will definitely make hard work fun (and will certainly increase your calories burned). If you find doing the same exercise tedious or tedious of doing aerobics, getting along with your friends will definitely help.

Healthy Competition

Although you and your friends will say this is just for fun, you will inevitably add weight, pick up your pace, and be an extra rep. There's nothing wrong with a little competition, especially if it means you try a little harder.

Save Money

In addition to rewarding gym memberships, being together means you can cut your pool gear in half, borrow bikes, or carpool.


Friends can detect you or correct your posture when lifting weights to prevent you from being injured and improve your exercise efficiency. In addition, if you are injured during exercise, need to lift weights, or run alone at night, it is also beneficial to have someone present.

With the progress of your health and friends, you, my friend, will soon achieve your goals.

If you want a virtual community, join the I Challenge Myself facebook group!

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