Until very recently, I rolled solo-dolo when it came to all my runs. And while I still definitely enjoy plugging into my music and using my run as “Zen Kristen” time, I’ve started to dip into group running recently with the Crew and Nike’s Discovery Runs out of the Bucktown running store. It’s a fun way for me to combine socializing and working out (not unlike Sweatworking, am I right?)
My friend Hannah and me after running the Chicago Spring Half on Sunday!
But when training for a marathon, group runs become so much more than just having someone to talk to.
I’m super excited to start training with Nike’s Marathon Crew this summer, but since I haven’t actually undergone group training for a marathon myself (small detail, soon to be changed), I reached out to a couple of my favorite Chicago running experts to see what exactly they think makes group training for a marathon such a good idea. Here’s what they had to say:
From Jessica Ni Murphy of BibRave: