Running in a group26 December, 2014 0 comments
Running in a group
Are you feeling unmotivated or in need of a challenge? Running in a group can help take you to the next level.
As running is becoming a popular way to exercise, you are sure to find someone in your area. At joggingbuddy.com, we can help you do that; just type in your postcode and it will give you potential jogging buddies near you.
Running in a group brings many benefits, encouragement, a good way of making new friends, swap new techniques and many more. See below for our reasons why you should run in a group.
If you are running with a group, you are able to motivate each other. Together you can set achievable goals and improve your performance.
It can also motivate you to get out of bed, especially in the winter when it is dark outside. Maybe the thing you want to do is get up and run but knowing others will be there to experience this with you, will makes all the difference.
Running in a group also ensures that you will regularly run every week, making sure you don’t talk yourself out of it.
Long runs on your own can be boring. A running partner can help break up your journey, making it more enjoyable; meaning the time and the miles to fly by.
You can easily get caught up in the pace and before you know it, you’re running faster than before, achieving better results.
It is also a great way to make new friends who will also have a passion for running and other sports.
Safety in numbers
If you are one of these people who like to go for early morning runs, it can be very dangerous; especially in the dark.
As a group you will be more visible to oncoming traffic as they give a wider berth to lots of people. With company you are much safer and you yourself will probably feel more secure.
If you are serious about running on your own, as a hobby or sport, this can cause costs to mount up; however as part of your membership to a running group things like races, clothes and specialist equipment can be discounted.
Before you start running with other people, check out their routine and pace.
Most running clubs cater for everyone so you do not have to worry about being left behind. If you can talk and run at the same time, this normally means you are at your correct pace.
You and your jogging buddy or group can provide invaluable advice to one another.
You can compare things on the market such as heart rate monitors, clothes, trainers and advise each other on how to improve.
Running in a group can provide a wealth of knowledge. You can bounce ideas off one another and talk about different techniques. Perhaps one of you might know the best place for a cup of tea or coffee as a place to wind down after your run.
Running with Co-workers
Why not boost staff morale by organising a team run before work.
It will get your creative juices going meaning a more productive day at work. This is a great way to team build and will also encourage team members to get to know one another, if they don’t already.
If you work for yourself, running with clients may give you the opportunity to discuss business and maybe secure a new business deal.
So whether you want to find a jogging buddy or run as a group, log onto joggingbuddy.com to find local runners in your area.