September 18 2013
We asked and YOU answered! Find out why Women's Running readers love their pavement-pounding besties!
It’s 6:00 am and your alarm clock is blaring, telling you to get out of bed for your morning run. Do you:
A. get out of bed and hit the road solo?
B. get out of bed and meet up with friends to run as a group?
C. turn the alarm off and practice running through imagery (A.K.A. dreams)?
While answers A and B are both positive steps in the right direction, running with friends has many benefits and can be super motivation to leave the warmth and comfort of your bed. Here are the top 5 reasons why we think you should incorporate running with friends into your training routine:
Eager to find a run group now? There are several ways to find a group near you. First, check out your local run store for organized runs. Many stores coordinate weekly runs for different ability levels. Also, check out a Road Runners Club of America group by clicking here. With over 1,000 clubs across the US, there’s sure to be a club near you.
Go ahead, join a group. Show your alarm clock who’s boss today.