27 Dec '14, 8am

Why you should consider running with friends instead of solo (it's fun!)

Megan is breathing hard off my right shoulder, nudging the pace enough that I am beginning to gasp. Even if I wanted to slow down&–which I do (and don't)–I couldn't, because I'd trip the girls next to me, and that would be bad. I hold on as four of us take the turn on our local track in tight formation, which is kind of fun because it seems, well, so Olympic-like. On the straightaway, Megan drops the hammer. How does she do it? We're running faster than I think I can, training for what seems like an impossibly fast half-marathon goal (though perfectly doable, according to Megan). Megan Kossar, 43, is a mother of two and a licensed clinical social worker, a combination that makes her at once compassionate and merciless. I'd met her a year earlier at the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon. We'd finished about the same time, and she encouraged me to apply to join her women'...

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