Social running

I met a couple of friends last night for a run in the park. The pace was slow enough that we could chat easily. Before I knew it we had run five miles. Normally I run by myself and I am aware of the distance covered even as I zone out. Running with friends silenced that internal odometer and made the experience more enjoyable. Time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I don’t run with an ipod, but I see a lot of people do and now I’m wondering if that might not have the same effect as chatting with friends. Actually, I’ll still prefer friends for the social aspect, but I might give the music a try.

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