I joined Fusion Running the day after registering for my first marathon. I knew I needed help to succeed in training for this race. I had heard that marathons are an entirely different “beast” than half-marathons; how true that is! In Fusion, I encountered this group of intense runners who joked about chasing down competitors, tripping them, and using them as stepping stones. I wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into, but I have grown tremendously as a runner because of this team. We talk about running form, training physically, and we also focus on the mental aspects of running. The Fusion group has become like a family to me; we encourage each other, talk about our lives, and tease one another mercilessly. We run in many different places around the Front Range area to train on different surfaces and accommodate the various locations of our team members. I’m looking forward to running many more races in the future with this group.