I am no expert in relationships, but I am a competition-oriented runner in a relationship with another runner, and as the years go by and my husband and I go in and out of training cycles, I’ve noticed a few patterns.
The way I see it, the relationship dynamic between pair of runners depends greatly on where each runner is in her/his training. It’s sort of like the states of matter: as the molecules of an object react to different temperatures, the object passes through the various states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, etc.). Similarly, as the training of two runners increases and decreases in intensity, so will their relationship fluctuate through different states. Read more >>