Question: How do you choose a group to train with?

Answer: Group support can increase motivation and fun during the long runs. It is crucial that the pace of the group be slow enough for the slowest member (two minutes per mile slower than current marathon race pace). The most successful programs tend to subdivide into pace groups based upon an evaluation of current pace potential; with each group led by a group leader who ensures a slow pace for each. I’ve found that the use of the correct run-walk-run ratio reduces aches and pains and allows one to carry on other life activities after the long run.

Question: How do you find a training group?

Answer: Go to and other running websites to see if there is a group in your area. Some running stores will either offer group training, or have contact information for groups in your area.   



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