2. Set Goals
I’m sure you have laid out your running goals in a clear and concise manner. Perhaps you have even hired a coach to put together the ultimate training program. But, have you set lifestyle goals? One of my favorite coaches of all-time once said, “your actions must be in line with your goals.” If the training program requires 2-hours of your time per day and you only have 90 minutes, it is not the right program for you, no matter how sound the design is. Here are a few sub-titles for your goal setting session:
1) Beginning of the Season: (ex. Obtain fitness, have an open mind)
2) Middle of the Season: (ex. Stay focused, re-visit goals)
3) End of the Season: (ex. Improve upon last year, personal records)
4) Long Term Aspirations: (career, family, personal)
This goal setting session can be a good one to do with your loved ones so they understand your commitment.