TW Training Group Program
*Registration is now closed for the summer group training program. Registration for the next session will open in the fall. Sign up to make sure you are the first to know when it opens!
Reasons to join the TW Training Team:
Accountability - Training for a half marathon or marathon is a journey in itself and there will be times when you really don't feel like running. The days we meet are intentionally on the harder running days of the training program. Having accountability from a coach, a team, and your wallet makes it more likely that those runs will happen, which ultimately will be the workouts that get you closer to reaching your goal.
Support - Pacing is an important part of training, especially when you are going for a specific goal. When you attend a free group run, you are not given guidance on what pace you should be running to reach a goal - people are broken up by pace groups but you may not understand what pace you should be running on that particular day of your training. Having a coach that understands when to run different paces and what paces you should be running at different points in your plan will help you reach your goals more effectively.
Knowledge - Weekly emails with running topics and motivation, strength exercises specifically for injury-prevention in runners, help with figuring out the correct pacing to reach your goals, workshops at least once/month, and a knowledgable coach at all practices to answer those questions that will definitely come up (such as adjusting your plan when life happens, what type of fuel to use on long runs, the best ways to recover after a long run, etc.) are a few ways you will build your running knowledge base in this program. We don't just meet to run - it's a complete experience that's meant to help you learn and grow as a runner, both in your physical and mental capacities.
Community - When going to a free running group, you never know what you're going to get. Many times there are a lot of "fast" runners in the group that run way ahead and don't socialize much with the "slower" runners. While this isn't the case in all groups, it can still be intimidating to go to a new group and not know anyone and wonder if you'll be able to keep up. That never happens with TW Training - while you may not know everyone at first, everyone will soon become a support system, and even with different paces, no one will be left behind. Through our runs, social events, and workshops, you will gain new friends who will be just as excited about your goals as you are. Training for a marathon is hard - a support crew makes it more fun and manageable.