Running is filled with highs and lows. Every runner has experienced the high of running a new personal best, finishing a marathon, or simply having a run that felt amazing. Unfortunately, we’ve all gone through periods where we lack motivation to get out in the sub zero temperature’s of a South Dakota winter, an injury (little or small), or a race that didn’t go quite as planned. Having a support system to help encourage you through the low, celebrate with you during the high, and help hold you accountable through the monotony that distance running can be is a vital component to seeing success in your running.
What is your support system? For me, my support system involves wide range of people:
If you’re looking to get a support system or add to the current support system you have in place, the Sioux Falls area has plenty of options for you:
Lastly, we always LOVE talking about running down at the store. Feel free to stop by and tell us about your last run, ask questions, and be encouraged by being around other runners.
Grant Watley is a veteran high school and collegiate running coach and co-owner of the 605 Running Company. He received his Masters of Sport Science in Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2011 and graduated in 2009 from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Health and Fitness Studies and a minor in coaching. His contributions to the 605 Running Company Blog will appear periodically focusing on training and nutrition.