This week's column by Captain G on News Straits Times :)
A sweet one... My fave so far :P
Can't wait to train with you again, feel the pain (:P) and share the Chicago dream partner!!!
RUNNING CITY GIRL: Partners in pain
ONE chilly afternoon in November, three Malaysian women sat side by side on a pavement just outside Central Park in New York City.
The writer (centre) with her friends Ilyanna Aylin Ayob (left) and Selina Abdul Aziz after completing the New York City Marathon last year
However, when Nana asked me if I wanted to train together for the marathon, I told myself to give it a go. Looking back, I’m glad I made the decision.
I would say that the most valuable lesson I learnt from my New York experience was that training with partners was more than just about security, accountability or a way to prompt myself to run. It was about camaraderie. I considered myself fortunate to have partners who not only shared the same fitness level, goals and training ethics, but also knew how to get the best out of me, and vice versa.