The Benefits of Running Together

Running is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life. As such, it is so much better when you can share it with someone you love. For couples, running is a great way to stay fit and active while spending quality time with one another. Running together is a time where it is just the two of you escaping the worries and distractions that get in the way of intimacy.

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When you run together, you can cheer each other past fatigue onward to crush your goals, and you can also flirt by enjoying some healthy, playful competition. You can both enjoy the benefits of a healthier diet, lifestyle, and improved mood, all of which will serve to enhance your relationship.

Another benefit from running as a couple is shared enthusiasm for running gear. Together, you can marvel at your collection of running shoes, shirts, gadgets, and other running swag. When one of you buys something new, the other will understand as only a runner can.

Tips for Your Running Journey as a Couple

Pace Not Chase – It is likely you both won’t run at the same pace. You can either both run at the slower runner’s pace or start together and designate a place to meet together at the end. It is also safer to run together, just in case something unforeseen happens.

Together at the Race – Entering the same event is a great way to extend your social circle and have common goals, even if you run in different races at the event.

Pick the Setting – Pick new routes and places to run. Discuss it together and get excited. You can even incorporate running into vacation planning.

Run Off into the Sunset – Running is a time for you to enjoy being together and to escape some of the more mundane aspects of daily life. Try not to spoil a run with problems. In fact, any discussions will likely have a better outcome after a run when you are both feeling the benefits of a boosted mood and clearer thinking that running provides.

Run Your Heart Out

Running is a passion, and it is one you will naturally want to share. Not everyone loves to run, but it is worth a try. Remember to be patient with your loved ones. Running itself is a relationship. Some are love at first sight while others take time and have to be nurtured to grow. If you make it fun, your partner may end up loving to run.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to bring someone else the love of running. Of course, your significant other might not like running, and that is okay, as long as you both support one another in your separate activities.

If you are looking to meet more runners, consider joining PRS Running Club or getting some coaching advice from PRSJax.

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