As I was running today, a guy on a bike (with a helmet and everything! Not something you often see here hey) asked me if I was a runner and if I run marathons? (In Chinese, and a little English). My Chinese running speech has finally come in very handy! Haha. Had a brief conversation (In Chinese mainly, some English too though) about running and compared races we had been in here in China, and apparently there was one about 400kms away yesterday, d'oh! Missed it. But hey, maybe I have found a running buddy (or running group? As he showed me pics of him and a running friend at the race) in this city, just before we leave, oh well... I have not often run with other people, am very mush a solo runner, but when I have gone running with other people, it's been great, and I've loved it. Maybe it's the worrying beforehand, re: talking while running, having different paces, potentially annoying the other runner etc, that puts me off running with people, rather than the actual main event, which has always been awesome. However, I wasn't expecting to find a running buddy or group in our little city here in China, so watch this space! Maybe if I run with someone else here in China my Chinese will drastically improve too?
Do you prefer running alone or with another person, or do you run with a group at all?