I'll sometimes set out to run seven or eight miles, only to become bored and end up running only four or five miles. Workout distance is relative, so whatever distance or time you're running can become a drag in solitude.
The solution for many people is to become involved in a group. Group runs abound, and they be a great way to meet new people.
Research shows that people who exercise with a group have a better chance of maintaining a workout routine.
Many running clubs offer trial periods or no fees at all. Here are some resources for group runs in the Twin Cities area:
- Minnesota Running Wild
- Semi-regular group runs with no fee to join
- Free group runs and marathon training classes for a fee
- Team World Vision
- Charitable organization with group runs
- Fleet Feet Marathon Sports
- Free group runs on Tuesday evenings
- Mill City Running
- Group runs on Tuesdays for beginners and for all runners on Wednesdays
From time to time I've enjoyed being a semi-regular attendee at spin classes, yoga, and a boot camp-type class at the YMCA.
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