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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: www.shutterstock.com

Stop Looking For Shortcuts

Finally, don’t waste your time with secret tricks, hacks and the latest magazine headlines about how you can run faster without training or lose weight and eat whatever you want.

Real change takes hard work and effort.

In essence, that’s the real satisfaction that comes with meeting your goals — the hard work, dedication and perseverance it took to achieve them. Qualifying for Boston wouldn’t be so great if it was easy, right?

By not wasting your mental and physical energy on “secrets” and hacks, you have more time to devote to the hard, unglamorous work you need to do to achieve your goal.

As you begin to think about your New Year’s resolutions this year (or anytime you want to set and reach a new goal), keep these tips in mind and help yourself make a lasting, positive change to your health, fitness and running.

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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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