What to ask when joining a new running group?

What to ask when joining a new running group?

The number of running groups is on the rise.  If you live in Melbourne, just take a look at the number of different groups going around the Tan track, Olympic park or Albert Park any evening.  Along the streets, in the parks, along the river and beyond there are runners joining groups of different types and abilities to explore their running with new friends and coaches.

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Why is the start of my run so hard?

Why is the start of my run so hard?

I have uttered these words to myself many, many times and I hear lots of beginner runners saying the same thing.  

You start running but you can’t find any rhythm, everything seems to ache, any old injury seems to come back to the fore and occupies your thoughts.  It seems like every step is SO hard and you are constantly thinking about turning around, going home and getting back into bed, whilst thinking, “I was never any good at this running thing anyway…”

Sound familiar?

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