If you sign up for a race and run it with another person who is much faster, do you try to keep up with them, tell them to just go on, or have them run at your pace?
I'm running my first 5k in April. I usually run by myself but a good friend of mine offered to run the race with me. I'm really excited about that. However, his average pace is about 2.5 minutes per mile faster than mine. He knows that I can't run that fast so I'm sure he will slow down for me.... but then I will probably be self conscious and speed up knowing I'm going too slow for him.