Train in a Tribe: The Benefits for Running with a Group

If you’re like me, most of your running is done solo.

This is usually due to convenience or out of the desire to have a minute to yourself. Whatever the reason, I strongly encourage you to run with a friend or group a day or two each week.

I ran with others twice this week and not only found it more fun, but it also challenged me to push my pace. In addition, it’s a great time to share tips on:

  • training,
  • running shoes,
  • clothing/gear,
  • nutrition,
  • life, etc.

Camaraderie is a nice change of pace…no pun intended!

IRON PT WOD – 8/18/2012 –   A full 48 hours of rest…what a wonderful and rare thing while training for a marathon. My wife and I had an indulgent overnight in NYC yesterday (for our anniversary 2 weeks ago), so it was a great to take a break from training to enjoy the wonders of the Big Apple. Eating, shopping, massages….and no kids.

NYC last night after dinner…what a great city.

IRON PT WOD – 8/19/2012 – Day 2 of our adventure in NYC … I had a fun, refreshing  6 mile tempo run in Central Park with my wife among other NYC Marathon participants who were doing an official training run.


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