Brian and I have been training together off and on for 7 years. The first time we consistently ran together was our senior year in high school. He was recovering from a really intense shoulder surgery and wanted to get back in shape for his upcoming athletic seasons. I jumped on this chance to get him to run with me and we ended up training together for close to 4 months.
Then we would run together when we were visiting each other in MD or NC. Most of the time I would lie to him about how far we were going and trick him into running 6 or 7 miles with me. He didn't love that. It wasn't until this past fall that we started logging miles together a few times a week. There are definitely pros and cons to working out with your best friend/partner--we didn't always do a great job at it hehe. But 7 years later we feel pretty solid doing it together and here's what we've learned so far:)