|This is not what a group run looks like in Michigan in November|
As an example, it was pretty crummy out this morning. It was at or below freezing, windy and there was a light snow. While I would hope otherwise, I think I may have skipped the run or would have run later and scaled it back without the group. With it, I ran 10 chilly miles and, for the most part, enjoyed it. I certainly am happy I got the miles in. Other benefits include meeting new people, keeping a more steady pace and generally pushing each other.
I don't necessary want or need to run with a group all the time, but once a week or every couple weeks is helpful.