On your daily fitness runs do you stop to chat with a passing friend?
I just got back to Boston after a year in Australia and I find that every morning run is interrupted by all the things I missed - friends, ships in the harbor, new bakery's, etc... I certainly don't mind, but then it got me thinking on a more general level. Does stopping for five minutes on a five mile run affect the gains? Do you start your run over after stopping? What do you 'brake for'?