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TRAINING ALONE V. TRAINING WITH A GROUP
Is it better to train by yourself or with a group? Well, it depends on what works well for you and your schedule, as well as your general preferences. Below I list a number some pros and cons of training alone as well as training with a group.
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Coach Alex Arslan is a USA Track and Field Level 1 certified coach. He started off his athletic career as a soccer player. After falling just short of playing professionally he began running, and within his first few months saw a marked improvement. At the start of college Coach Arslan joined the Hunter College Cross Country and Track & Field teams. In his very first season he helped lead the team to a cross-country championship.
Training with a GroupPros
At the end of the day there are a lot of variables to consider, but you should now have a general idea of the kind of factors you should be thinking about.
You know yourself best, so as long as you’re being honest in your evaluation you can choose the right path. There are plenty of athletes who have been successful in both scenarios. Ben True trains solo and runs 13:02 for the 5k, Hassan Mead trains with the Oregon Track Club and he also runs 13:02 for the 5k. In running there are many ways to acquire positive results, but everyone needs to find the formula that works for them.
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