The arrival of a new year often means new goals and plans. If you haven’t already, now is the time to set running or walking goals for 2017!
Running is often thought of as a solitary sport, but you don’t have to log all of your miles alone. In fact, running or walking with others is a great way to stay motivated and make your workout more fun. Here are some options:
- Find a group run. Atlanta Track Club offers free group runs each month that start and finish at area Taco Mac restaurants so you can enjoy a drink or grab some dinner afterwards. The laid-back nature of these events makes it easy to meet new people or bring your running buddies along for a fun evening. Local running specialty stores also offer casual runs each week.
- Register for a race. Whether you sign up for a 5K or a marathon, putting something on your calendar can serve as motivation. Then on the day of the event, you can enjoy the company of others as you head towards the finish line.
- Join a training program. If you have specific goals but aren’t sure where to start, training programs are the best option. Atlanta Track Club offers training programs for varying distances throughout the year, and many of our participants have ended up forging close friendships because of all the time spent pounding the pavement together.
You can find information about all of Atlanta Track Club’s events and programs at atlantatrackclub.org. Whether you find a new pack to run with or prefer to run alone, we hope you are starting 2017 on the right foot!
– Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club Coach