One important part of training – for me at least – is accountability. Or at least perceived accountability. That’s where social media comes in. Like most people, if I say I’m going to do something (whether that’s face-to-face to someone I know or online), I’m more likely to actually do it.
Also, in addition to being obsessed with tracking my workouts/training, I love reading about others’ training and their successes and roadblocks (and how they overcome them) – this is also where social media comes in. I’m a huge fan of the social network, Dailymile and the Twitter chat #runchat. I also follow running/fitness blogs to keep me motivated — some of my faves include, Sweet Sweat, Meals and Miles, Lavender Parking, Carrots n’ Cake, N Her Shoes and Frayed Laces — to name just a few.
What “social” tools to do use in your training — online or offline?