Behind the Fear Lies Sadness: Why I Run Solo

8 responses

  1. Billie Lou Tindall says:

    Thank you Sherri for putting in words all my feelings about group runs. After many years, I still experience the fear and sadness but have come to terms with “what is” and move on. As you know once we get out there we are free to feel our own freedom at our pace. Have a great race year!

    • Sherri says:

      Thank you Billie Lou. Now that I have a coach, I look forward to my training because it’s for me. No fitting in with a group.
      Have an awesome running season!

  2. Angie says:

    Sherri you are definitely NOT Alone or too slow. Id love to be able to run the distance you do but too many injury i just can’t go as far or as fast as i want to do.

  3. Missy says:

    Well said Sherri!
    I have you to thank for giving me the confidence during our run at Chikakakoo a few years ago now. I was intimidated to run and thought I will not be able to keep up, but you have such a great attitude and just said so what!! You reassured me that I didn’t need to be fast and reminded me to just enjoy it. And that was a group run, a small group but a group nonetheless. So yup good things can come from group runs! Thanks for inspiring me and keep doing you!

  4. Kassy says:

    When I started out running distances 5k and over I thought it would be fun to go on a group run. Unfortunately I fell into the middle of the group. The fast group was too fast and the slow group too slow and there was no one in the middle to keep me company so I gave up with the group runs in town. However I did venture to try a group trail run as I thought surely there would be someone closer to my pace on a trail, nope. The ladies were only running 3 miles and slower pace than I liked and then there were the guys running the distance I wanted to run, 6, but I knew they ran much faster than me. I thought it would be a good push for me to tail the guys. I think I was fine the first mile then I realized the pace would be hard to maintain for another 5 but I was absolutely terrified that I would get lost so I barely managed to stick with the guys! lol so fortunate that I didn’t end up with an injury after that one. There’s nothing wrong with running slow, even at a slower pace you’re doing more than many others. I think with any fitness endeavor one has to know thy self.

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