Getting involved with community forums on running websites, like the forum on this site
, or reading and commenting on running blogs are a great way place to meet knowledgeable and friendly runners willing to share advice and exchange running stories. Visit frequently, and don't just be a lurker -- join the conversation! You'll sure to learn some new running tips, and get a motivation boost, too. Checking in with other runners and knowing they're expecting to hear from you will help keep you on track with your training.
Also see: How to Be a Friendly Runner