Graduation season has me thinking about some of the options for recent running grads who want to keep the dream alive. I was once in the same boat, and I want to share what choices are out there and what to consider when navigating your post-collegiate training options. Through my post-collegiate years I’ve trained in each of the three main options: a highly structured elite development team; a less structured competitive club team; and training on my own.
Of course, this information isn’t limited to new grads! Any competitive runner of any ability can benefit from determining her best training environment.