I prefer to run alone so I can make sure I’m sticking to my training plan. However, I feel bad to constantly turn my friend down who frequently asks me to run with her, so I’ve started doing one of my weekly easy runs with her. At first it was ok, but over the last few weeks she started to stop to use the restroom. It’s gotten to the point where we run for an hour and we stop three times! It’s driving me crazy! I feel like I’m not fulfilling the purpose of the hour run when I break it up into three parts with several minute stops each time. But I hate to be a jerk. What do I do?
Signed, Not Training For a PQ
Thanks for writing in, my bladder-endurance-gifted friend. Urine luck, because I have thoughts to share! I’m sure we’ve all been on both sides of your dilemma: we are all the one who has to pee a lot, but we are also the one who can’t stand to stop for a minute because dammit, we’ve got one job here and only an hour to do it!
So, not surprisingly, your letter raises issues that reflect this dichotomy. Read more >>