We love all runners, of course, but some have, well, quirks that can make training with them less than ideal. See if any of these sound familiar, and let us know about other types of annoying training partners in the comments section.
Has had every running injury in the book—just in the last three miles.
Knows precisely how far and how fast he's gone.
Always able to pass the talk test if the subject is himself.
Documents every moment of every mile.
Always, um … on the go.
Always just slightly ahead, just slightly pushing the pace.
Frequently bumps elbows, clips heels, and shares sweat.
Always would have set a PR, except…
Allows time for a full warmup, and then some.
Breaks the wind even when not in front.
Always says running was so much better decades ago!