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Hearing the shriek of a fierce wind outside, I tried sleeping late the other morning. But my 80-pound Labrador came beside the bed and bumped her cold nose against my ankle. In her view, an April snowstorm is no excuse for canceling our predawn run. So moments later we were jogging down the dark shoreline, assaulted by pellets of ice, watching the sky brighten over Lake Michigan. It was exhilarating.
WHEN Kendall Williams, a 36-year-old writer in Manhattan, decided to start running regularly, he posted a call for partners in crime on Craigslist. He wanted something specific: fellow joggers to meet him near his Upper West Side apartment at 6:30 a.m. several days a week. Four women who live within blocks answered his platonic ad, and for a few months, they ran 10- to 12-minute miles.
Pamela Barnett of Vienna has an exercise friend, a neighbor she jogs with at a local track. She says working out with someone else helps time pass quickly. Otherwise, she says, she might be tempted to be a couch potato. "It's hard to change your mind at the last minute, if there's someone there to meet you," Ms. Barnett says. "It also makes it more fun."