Happy Holidays! I wanted to share my thoughts on getting with a group as we look to the new year.
Running is very individual sport. You set your own goals and run for your own reasons. Some of my all-time great runs have been by myself. Just getting out and doing my own thing.
With that being said, there can be a lot of benefits to joining a training group. *
*Being part of a group/team can be motivating. When people are counting on you to meet them for a run, it can help get you out of bed in the morning.
*You can learn from the group. Everyone has had different experiences in life and in running. You can learn from other people’s mistakes and victories.
*When doing hard workouts, it’s helpful to have other people to work with and push the pace at times. This is especially helpful if you’re having a bad day.
We have some great groups at CCRS. There is really something for everyone.
Tuesdays-Hill/Track workout-The hill workout cycle will go from January 3-early March. We meet at the corner of High and Biddle Streets at 5:45AM. The workout starts at 5:50AM. We run hard up the hill and jog back down. In mid-March, we move to the track at Henderson. All abilities are welcome. We get 50-70 people out on Tuesdays.
MWF-5:45AM at CCRS. This is the so called “Fun Group”. They run 4-8 miles. This group is more women than men.
Thursday-5:40AM at the West Chester Country Club at New and Ashebridge Streets for a 5-9 miler. This group is usually 30+ people.
Wednesday Knights-6:30PM on Wednesdays for a 4-8 miler. They hit the Sidebar after the run for some burgers and beers. They get 30+ people per run.
Friday morning track workout-Workout starts at 5:30AM at Henderson. We’ll restart this on January 6.
Saturday Long Run-Meet at the WC Country Club-It’s usually 6:30 in the winter, but moves earlier in the summer.
Looking for more individualized feedback with some coaching, join our CCRS Training Team for the Philly Love Run, Broad Street or a Beginners’ Program.
See you at a run soon.