Now that the BWC is behind me, I’m focusing intently on fall training. With the Baltimore Half and the Army Ten Miler on back-to-back weekends, I can’t afford to fool around. With that in mind, I’ve decided to join a formal training group for the summer. Accountability, structure, camaraderie, and a more social setting all sound very enticing, especially as I think about those long late-summer long runs.
Last night I attended an info session for one of the local running stores’ half marathon training groups, focusing on the Baltimore Half. The coach seemed really great and like someone who could definitely motivate me. The format seems challenging but doable – two group runs (Saturday morning long runs and one weekday track session), plus a semi-personalized plan for the remainder of the week. The only reason I didn’t sign up on the spot is that they have another location offering the same program and I want to attend their info session and determine which coach and which group is more my style and more convenient, location-wise, to my life right now. That being said, I am super excited about joining a group and am looking forward to the first run on July 13th!