Free running group
Monday, November 04, 2013
So I've been looking into running/training groups in my area, just out of curiosity to see what's available. I discovered that the local running store has free group runs throughout the week. The only catch is that I would need to be able to keep up with the rest of the group (7:00min/mi to 11:00min/mi).
I just now looked up how fast I would have to go to run an 11:00min mile...5.5 mph! Oy. That is definitely not something I can do yet.
I also found a trail running group that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Sounds fascinating, but also not something I'm up for yet. I barely tolerate hiking while walking the trails, so I don't think trail running is something I should jump into without working up to it.
So it's back to the drawing board. Anybody know of groups for beginning runners that walk/run in the Tempe area? I will check the Spark message boards and teams, too.