With a week into 2013, many of us have already put a decent number of miles in on our new pair of shoes we got for the holidays or figured out the running gadgets we might have purchased with that holiday bonus. As I explored Twitter and Facebook, it is clear that runners are on a mission when it comes to 2013, many have already set their goals and registered and listed their racing schedule for the upcoming year. A common thing I noticed amongst runners is that, the word ‘resolution’ was not used as much as non-runners when talking about the New Year.
As I started to look at various runners’ goals I noticed, each runner was on track on setting specific goals. Each one was measurable, which is often a mistake when people bring up resolutions, they end up being too vague and generic. If the goal or resolution is too generic that is when it typically fails. Runners on the other hand are very specific with hard numbers and with those numbers also includes a plan. Some runners have goals of setting specific PRs in various distances, logging a specific number of miles in a calendar year or run for a specific number of days in 2013.
For me there are a few specific items that top my list for 2013. The first item is to run everyday, with each run being at least 1 mile. The second on the list is to set a PR at the marathon distance; currently my best time is 3 hours 32 minutes 8 seconds. The third goal for the year is to complete 5 marathons over the next 12 months; the most I have ever completed […]