5 Things to Love About Running Solo.

Most of you know that I am the number one advocate of running clubs and group running but some days there is just nothing like geeking out on a solo run. Here are 8 things I love about running solo in no particular order…

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1. Time to brainstorm/clear your head. I don’t know about you but after a long day at work, one of my favorite things is going on a run to work out the stress of the day. There is nothing better.

2. For meditation & enjoying nature…I love my solo sunrise runs sometimes. I like to call them RUNrises actually. Love it.

3. Better opportunity to focus on your pace and your breathing. A lot of times when you get caught up in a group run it’s harder to focus on how you are progressing during a run. I enjoy doing my tempo/faster runs alone so I can concentrate on what I am doing.

4. I see things I don’t normally see than when I’m with a group of people. Being more observant can definitely be a good thing. Safety first.

5. I get to be a little more silly/sing out loud/dance to my music etc. I’m an only child and also a goof ball so I’m just really good at entertaining myself. HA. Nuff said.

What are some things you enjoy about solo running?

16 thoughts on “5 Things to Love About Running Solo.

  1. I run solo a lot! I really have become mentally strong and it makes it easier to just lose myself in it. I don’t mentally break down in races like I used too. I have really been able to work on my form during the runs by myself too while not being distracted by having fun with friends!

  2. De-stressing is huge. Gives me time to talk to God and work out challenges I’m having. Heck I even wrote my best man speech during a solo run lol.

  3. I love to run with my husband, but there is nothing quite like a solo run to let out the tension.

    I especially love a good solo run after an argument with the hubby – I can take out all of that frustration and upset on the pavement instead of lashing out at my spouse!

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