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5 Great Couples Sports


Running, at first glance, might seem like a lonely undertaking, but it certainly doesn't have to be. In fact, some of the best runners in the world have spouses that share their passion and run alongside them. If you get your other half interested in the sport you enjoy, your partner is more likely to be supportive and understanding of your lifestyle -- because it's his or her lifestyle, too [source: Cooper].

Running with your sweetie is a way to push yourself to achieve more than you could on your own. Mutual goal setting can be fun and rewarding, too. Consider running your first 5K together or, if you're more experienced, focus on a marathon. If you run at different paces, consider doing your speed work at a track where at least you can warm up and cool down together -- then do your longer, easier-paced runs side by side on a trail. You can catch up on each other's day or just enjoy being together in comfortable silence.

Running isn't your cup of tea? Maybe you should set up a tee time instead. That's the next option.