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Remember my statless run? Well, this weekend’s run actually happened–and I have 2 ways to prove it:
2) I ran with my group!
This past weekend started our group’s ‘yearbook’ photos. The Selden Hills Warriors have grown in bounds since 2010 (I am class of 2011), and our group leader decided as we approach almost 800 members, now would be a good time to document our ‘classes’ of members over the years.
I knew I had to make it out to support my class of 2010 buddies (and I of course need to get my routine back on track too!). Usually I’m a lone wolf when it comes to running. There could be a mob of runners, and I’ll always find myself alone. Not because I want to be, and it’s not that I don’t want to be–I just always find myself that way. I like to stay in my head when I run, and almost never run at a conversational pace anyway…
Last week was different though, since I met up with a good running friend who I haven’t seen in too, too long. With ran together and talked the entire time. We passed friends, friends passed us. We barely noticed, and it was great! I had Map My Run going so I could gauge my current natural pace, but didn’t even worry about it until we were done.
But on the other hand, this week I’ve been talking with a friend who is a beginning runner, and she was having a tough time with her group. I finally had to give her the advice of taking a break from her group so she could rediscover her personal motivation and love for running.
That got me thinking, there are definitely times and situations where you should and shouldn’t run in a group:
Run in a group if:
1. You need to get in a long run and are looking for company and motivation to get you through the long haul
2. You know you wont have the willpower to complete a workout without other people around you
3. You’re running time doubles as your social time
Run solo if:
1. You’re very specific about your workouts and can’t worry about other people while your getting it done
2. You’re self conscious about running
3. Running is your ‘me’ time and you enjoy being alone with your thoughts and the road
This is definitely not all-inclusive, but just some tips to think about if you’re getting caught up either way. Most runners prefer a mix of solo during the week and a group run on the weekends. Find a balance that works for you and be sure to always assess your motivation and happiness!
What’s your preference?
Do you change things up based on how you feel?
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