No matter what your fitness level, running with a friend offers several advantages:
1. If you’re a beginning runner or trying to jump-start a running routine, a buddy can help you get past motivational obstacles and provide encouragement. It’s important, however, to choose a running companion whose fitness level is similar to yours.
2. If you run regularly already, running with a friend can help you push your own boundaries and run better. Likewise, an experienced running buddy can help you realize if you’re overtraining.