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 OK To Press The Reset Button

One thing I remember about playing Nintendo as a kid was how easy it was to hit the reset button when things went wrong. I could always rely on that reset button to make all my mistakes go away. Along the same lines, remember that no matter your goal, you’re going to encounter setbacks along the way.

Rather then let those setbacks throw you completely off course, hit the reset button.

Whether you need to reset that day or the entire week, it’s OK. Hit the mental reset button when you go to sleep and clear out all the mistakes and bad things that happened. When you wake up, it’s a fresh start. What happened yesterday or the week before doesn’t matter.

Today is a new day and within your control to make it a positive step forward.

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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.

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