Women's Running

4 Things To Consider Before Joining A Training Program

Courtney on the track after a freezing and icy track workout with her training group last winter.

When I decided that I would target a spring marathon, I knew I’d need some motivation to make it through winter running. Of course, I had no idea how bad the weather would get, but I thought that signing up for a group marathon training program would be helpful to get through the winter. I trained with a group through a local running store in DC. Luckily it worked out really well for me.

If you are considering a formal training program, here are a few things to think about:

I loved training with my group. The commitment of knowing my buddies were waiting for me, plus knowing that I’d paid money to run with this group. got me out to run in freezing temperatures, ice, and snow!