Training alone can be great. It can be cathartic, spontaneous, adventurous and inspiring.
Training with others can be hard. It can be noisy, distracting, unfocused, too difficult or too easy. Training with others can also be competitive.
Competition is important, it gives you a clear objective, it stretches you further than you can on your own and it is gratifying and humbling at the same time. Not everything you do needs to be competitive but having access to regular competition in training or on race day is one of the best way’s to measure and stretch your performance.
Find someone to race or someone to challenge you, question how hard your pushing yourself, or even just to show your how you have progressed.
When you don’t feel like training, remember the competition always does.