Try Out Group Runs
- The motivation factor – Signing up for group runs can serve as an excellent motivator to get a training program off the ground. The mere act of putting a name down for participation can serve as enough of a commitment to make getting started really happen. It’s also a great way to motivate the continuation of a training program. Once a group run is completed, it’s hard to stop attending, especially if sessions are regular or semi-regular.
- The insights provided – Group runs are a great place to go to gain insights, tips and advice from more experienced runners. Those who take part are likely to benefit from everything from insights about proper athletic gear to pacing training to avoid injury and burnout. When professional endurance trainers happen to run the sessions, the advice can be especially helpful for anyone getting started and even for athletes with plenty of miles to their credit.
- The camaraderie – Running alone can get boring rather quickly. Running in a group is a great way to meet new people, learn more about the sport and gain support to keep those feet moving one in front of another. Group runs also happen to be a whole lot of fun, which is certainly a bonus.