29 Dec '16, 2pm

The Lovely Loneliness of the Solitary Run

The Lovely Loneliness of the Solitary Run

Before anyone gets offended, let me make clear: It’s not you, it’s me. I am, admittedly, not the target age for the new wave of running groups, but I can’t think of any time in my life when I would have felt completely comfortable in one of them. I started life a geek: small, nervous in groups, the kind who hovers around the edges, watching, poised for flight. I was, and am, more likely to choose a book over a ball, a quiet walk through the woods over a crowded, noisy party. There was a time, not long ago, when these qualities made me well-suited to be a distance runner. Overlooked in all the excitement these days about “seriously social workouts,” ignored in the stories that tout “the long-distance runner, lonely no more,” is the fact that for some, loneliness was, and is, one of the sport’s attractions. Running used to be a haven for those who often prefer to be alone. W...

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