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New Year's Running Goals

Updated: Dec 22, 2020


As we hit that time of year when everyone is writing their New Year’s resolutions or goals, let’s talk a bit about running goals. As with any goal outside of running, a running goal or resolution can be SO many different things.


A good running goal:

  • Makes you feel excited and motivated and maybe even a *little* nervous

  • It also shouldn’t be something you can head out and crush right now or tomorrow

  • Is meaningful for you--when it’s March you want to remember why you set that goal in the first place!


A running goal does NOT:

  • Need to be focused on a certain distance, time, pace, or finish

  • Need to feel near impossible


Maybe your goal for this year is to find consistency, add in more strength training, find JOY in running again, work on grit, or discover more balance. Or maybe your goal is about crushing a distance or hitting a mile pace or finally getting that PR. That’s great if it is! Just a reminder that it’s not the ONLY type of running goal out there.


What are your 2021 running goals? (If you’re not sure, me or another running coach can help you figure it out, let me know if you want to hop on the phone for a no pressure call!)


For me, I’m still chasing the half PR and of course my postponed CIM (really hoping it happens December 2021!)



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