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5 Ways to Benefit from Group Workouts
Odds are that no matter how good you are, you can benefit from the strengths of others. I trained for 10 years with Paul Pilkington, a world-class runner who won the 1994 L.A. Marathon. Though I hated long runs, I rolled a 20-miler every weekend because he did. On mile repeats, I had the advantage, yet he stayed by my side. Ultimately, we both improved as we strengthened each other's weaknesses. In a running group, your workouts may be more intense but feel like they take less effort. Still, reaping the rewards of group workouts requires a little thought and planning.