I assume people are using a more educated approach to training. back when i was a young invincible lad, i used to think i could go out and run hard every day and go up and down mountains and do speed workouts with Wilson and just about everything was doable. I have paid the price and thus, want to spare you all from an early running death.
Massage, Stretching and Diet are key to success. Are you all paying any sort of rigorous attention to these aspects of being athletes? If not, we/you need to.
1) I can get you all big discounts on massage if you are willing to commit to going. The massage guy, Terrell, is a swell enough guy and knows his trade but does not want to waste time on folks who are wishy washy. OK, do your research, ask your buds and let me know. I would say, i need at least five of you to commit to get the big discount. I am thinking 40 or 50$ and hr if you stick with the program and take your running to the next level.
Next, are you all eating right? what do you eat on a daily basis in terms of fruits and veggies? How much water are you drinking, vitamins and mineral supplements, etc. I know lots of folks in the DC area who are knowledgeable about this and will provide some council, if asked.
Stretching and Cross training. Who is doing it? Do any of you hit the spinning class or do yoga or the such as a substitute for a run? I try and do one spinning class and several stretching classes a week to help fight the ware and tear from the pounding.
Those that have an interest in preserving their running and bodies into the 30s and beyond, this is really important stuff.
Comments and or thoughts.....................