Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: benefits of running with groups! Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I’ll admit that I am more of a solo runner due to the amount of treadmill runs that I do, but there are definitely benefits to running with a group.
Let’s face it, sometimes the snooze button is mighty tempting. Knowing that you’re supposed to meet someone, or people, at a certain time to run makes it less likely that you will bail on the run. I also think this is super helpful when running in very hot or very cold weather. Knowing that you won’t be suffering alone makes the run more bearable.
There’s safety in numbers
It’s always good to run with mace or anything else to defend yourself when running, but there’s extra protection when running with a group. There’s less probability that you’ll get lost or followed by an attacker if you’re running with at least one other person. You can never be too safe when running!
You’ll have more fun
Running can get boring, especially if you often run the same route. Having someone to talk to on those runs can make the miles go by faster.
Built-In Support System
It’s always nice to run with people that are training for the same, or similar, race as you because it’s an automatic support system. You can plan do long runs with them so that you have company out there on the road when those larger distances get a little tough, especially if you’re training in the summer heat.
Tell me: What are some benefits of running with groups?
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