Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brain Exchange, v. 3

Every week we get a new question on Jill's Monday Brain Exchange.  Visit her site (here) if you want more information or want to participate.

Topic: Training
Question: How do you train?  Do you use a schedule, have a coach or go with the flow?  Do you train alone or with group?
I'm a go-it-alone kind of gal.  I did spend a lot of time looking for a group the last time I started running but no group went as slow as I ran, so I ran alone.  I've just kept running alone ever since even though I've sped up since those days.
I use a schedule, usually from Cool Running, and work it to fit my life.  I'm not glued to the schedule because as we all know - life happens.  All my running is on the treadmill except for my weekend run and an occasional weekday run.  I've never had a coach or a group.  I'm not to the point that I want or need a coach, but a group would be good if I ever want to run more, a.k.a. farther or faster or both.  I've really liked running with  people through the Happy Runner's new runner's group, so I may have to look for people to run with in the future.
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Molly said...

I'm off to vote, that photo is pretty funny.

onelittletrigirl said...

Thanks again for linking and participating! said...

If you do ever get the chance to run with a group, I highly recommend it! I was always scared I would be the slow one in the group when I first started, but given the right group everyone kind of divides off into their own paces and it's a great way to meet new friends!