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Run alone or in company?

 Run alone or in company?

Run alone or with you, that's the question

Recent studies show that 3 out of 4 runners prefer to run with a company. But which is better to run alone or in company? Below we review the pros and cons of running alone or with other runners.

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Freedom: You decide when you can train without relying on others. You are free to run whenever you want.

Speed: When you run, you determine your pace, the intensity of the exercise, and when to stop.

Track: It's easier to choose the track, terrain, and type of race that suits you best.

Thinking: When you train alone, you can take your time to think, separate, or listen to music. Many runners use their training for reflection and mental rest.

Recovery: If you are going back to training after an injury, it is best to run on your own and focus on your needs.

Self-awareness: By running on your own, you learn to know yourself and identify your physical and mental limits.


You don't have competition: healthy competition helps you move forward and perform better. There is a greater risk of stagnation if you run alone.

Blockage: You risk giving up when you feel physically and mentally tired. Running in a group breaks down barriers and helps overcome obstacles.

Boredom: Loneliness is very likely to lead to boredom and loss of interest in running.

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Help: In the event of a problem, you can count on the help of other runners. Injuries, lack of fluid, or dizziness are the most common setbacks you can experience during exercise.

Competition: Running in company brings out the best in you, it allows you to lengthen races and not give up.

Motivation: Running in a group motivates. It's easier to get rid of being lazy and running around when others are waiting for you.

Experience: Knowing the experience of other runners enriches you and allows you to progress more quickly. When it comes to improvement, the advice of your fellow runners is always welcome.

Social Life: As Aristotle said, humans are social by nature. Relationships with others will improve your quality of life.


Flexibility: Running in a group can be a very complex task. To be able to run with a company, you need to know how to agree on schedules and routes.

Different physical conditions: When the physical condition of two riders is completely different, problems and incompatibility can arise. Sometimes one runner has to put in a lot of effort to achieve the performance of the other and risk injury.

Focus: Another disadvantage of running companion is that you may lose your focus. Talking while running makes it difficult to breathe and control the stride.


You see, running alone or with everyone will depend, since both are good forms of running. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Choosing one or the other depends on the needs and goals of each runner. We advise you to alternate between the two methods so that you can take full advantage of your favorite sport. Running alone can give you control, knowledge, and freedom, but running in company enhances motivation, performance, and fun. Now the choice is yours.


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