Valentine's Day is this Thursday and -- while it may not be romantic -- a leisurely run is a fun and healthy way to spend time with your significant other.
If you've never run with your sweetie before, here are some tips for making it an enjoyable experience:
- Get creative. When your training goals and programs don't match up, you may need to get a little creative. If you can't do an entire run together, you could always warm up together, do your own run, and then meet up again for a cool-down and stretching.
- Be supportive. Do your best to make your sweetie feel good about the workout. Don't yell or criticize him or her during the run. Try to make supportive and motivational comments while you're running and after you finish.
- Don't try to show off. This isn't the time to push your limits or prove that you're much faster than your significant other. Chances are, you both probably know who is the stronger runner -- there's no reason to prove it during a run together. If you try to show off too much, your partner may just get frustrated and not want to run with you again.