Running with a buddy is the best way to keep yourself moving. Not only do you hold yourself accountable, but you have someone to help you achieve a common goal. Running in a social setting encourages you to show up. On the hot days of summer it can be tough; you can be tired, you can have a packed schedule, but if you have somebody depending on you for a run, you will more than likely show up. Not only is it a great motivator but it is a great way to meet new people who also love running.
Reno Running Company offers three weekly group runs. The purpose of these social runs is to allow runners of all ability levels to meet each other and enjoy miles together. There is something to be said about a group of runners and the energy that they can create.
During the final weeks of training leading up with the Journal Jog, you have prepared yourself in several different ways, both physically and mentally. During a race, you will encounter the social aspect of running. Everyone is there for a reason. Although their reasons may vary, you can guarantee that it is a lot more fun to have someone to experience the thrill of racing with.
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Grab a running buddy and run! Whether it’s at 5:00 in the morning, or 7:00 at night, challenge yourself to be accountable and schedule it on the toughest day to get up and go!
Week 5 Training Plan:
Monday: Rest (Monday is the rest day since it follows the longest workout of the week)
Tuesday: Run 4 miles easy (if the entire distance is not yet do-able, run six minutes, walk one minutes, and then repeat until reaching 3 miles)
Wednesday: Run 4 miles with 1 minute fast, 1 minute easy or join our group track workout
Thursday: Cross-train 45-60 minutes (cross training should be a non-impact cardio exercise such as cycling or work on an elliptical trainer)
Saturday: Run easy 4 miles
Sunday: Run (or run/walk) 4.5 miles easy
Wednesday: 6am Track workout from Hub Coffee on Riverside
Saturday: 8am RRC Sparks Store Run from 1276 Disc Dr Sparks
Sunday: 8am RRC Summit Store Run from Summit Sierra Mall