How To Make Changes In Your Training

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Dec. 16, 2013
For many runners, suiting up this winter and hitting the roads or the trails is a New Year's resolution. Photo:

It’s almost New Year’s, which means one thing: Time to start making a list of resolutions.

As the New Year approaches, many runners and athletes will be making their resolutions and striving to better themselves in 2014.

While we can endlessly argue the efficacy and usefulness of New Year’s resolutions, I believe the underlying concept is important to explore. In short, how do we effectively make changes in our behavior?

In this article, I am going to outline the four principles I believe anyone needs to follow if they want to make changes in their life. While I will focus on how we can use these principles to become better runners, I believe this advice is applicable to any goal you may have.

RELATED: Change Your Mindset To Improve Race Times

Next »


Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter