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Is motivation an issue? Running with a group may be what you need. Making a date to meet a group of people will increase your likelihood of actually getting your runs in. When you make an appointment for the doctor or dentist, you keep it, right? 



​Well, think of your running date in the same way: an appointment that will help keep you healthy and feeling great. Exercise is part of your health plan. In addition to the standing appointment, running with a group is highly motivating. There is no one there that will stand in the way of you reaching your goal. Everyone there is there to support you, cheer you on when you need it, and be there for you when you reach that goal. As adults, there are very few opportunities to have a cheering section in life. Yes, our friends and families are our support system. But a running group is like a family. They are there for you through thick and thin, lifting you up when you need it, and sharing that special moment when you accomplish your goal. For the beginning runner, starting out with a group helps pave the way to a long running career. You are more likely to run regularly and learn the proper running dos and don’ts. You are more likely to have fun. And that’s what running is all about. If it’s fun, you’re more likely to do it.  Our running programs are a great way to get started with a running routine or take your running to the next level. You will get so much information about running form, staying injury free, how to hydrate and eat well, and more. Many of our program alumni have become life-long runners, completing 10Ks, half marathons, marathons and triathlons. Friendships are made, and traditions are formed through our running programs. You just can’t get that on your own. As the coach, I have seen people go from unsure and apprehensive beginning runners to strong, confident life-long runners. I feel greatly privileged to be a part of my runners’ goals and I enjoy every minute of running with them. 


Get ready for a new running program to start in January, 2017! If you're training for the Encinitas Half Marathon, or any early-spring race, join our 12-week Half Marathon Training program, in partnership with the Magdalena Ecke YMCA!


​12-week Encinitas Half Marathon Training Program










What:      12 Week Half Marathon Running Program

When:     January 8th through March 26, 2017 

Where:    Moonlight Beach - Encinitas, CA 

Time:      Every Sunday at 7:00AM (some runs will meet on Saturdays instead, dates TBD)

Price:      $100 for YMCA members

              $125 for non-members

              (race registration is not included) 


Register: Contact Carrie Meyers at cmyers@ymca.org or 760.942.9622, ext. 12579


Program Logistics: Check out the Encinitas Half Marathon Training Program webpage for more details. 


More programs are forming! Stay tuned for more information. Become a fan of our SoleHealth Facebook page and you'll get all the information about upcoming programs and events! Sign up for our newsletter to get all the latest info!


​​Questions? Email Coach Jenn Gill at jenn@solehealthandwellness.com with any questions you may have.​


Group running programs


Starting a new fitness routine can be overwhelming. You may think you're "not a runner" or you just won't be able to do it. We believe every one can be a runner; all you have to do is go about it the right way.