Setting goals is important regardless of where you are as a runner. Goals keep us focused on the present, help us to learn from the past and look forward to the future. Running goals are, by and large, completely dependent on the individual. You are responsible for the races you choose, the training hours you put in, what foods go in your mouth – everything. If you are realistic about where you are you can set goals that are challenging but certainly attainable. Here are the goals I set out for myself at the beginning of the year.
1) Staying healthy!
This is the goal that is both the most reasonable and most challenging. The vast majority of injuries are preventable just by listening to your own body. However, there are always unforeseen things that can happen over the course of 12 years. Dialing back mileage and even skipping occasional…
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