I'd actually like to have regular training buddies but my schedule is unpredictable as heck and I have a lot of activities that need to be squeezed into tight timeframes. I know that there's a group that gets together every Saturday morning for a run. I work most Saturdays.
Tuesday night, the Palouse Road Runners have a speed workout at the University of Idaho track. It's an hour drive to get there or sticking around a couple of hours after I'm done working, depending on which town I'm in at the end of the day. Plus, the group has gotten quick and shed it's reputation of being an all-comers type of event. Workouts are now getting built for people averaging 50-60 miles per week.
The Striders have a beer-run group on Wednesdays. Sadly, beer is bad for me and they only go 3-ish miles. Slow as I am, it takes me that long to warm up.
So, I'm thinking a virtual buddy. There are sites out there that cater to people like me. Think I'll check them out and report back.
Run gently, folks.