How to set running goals with Higher Ground Running?
Updated: May 23, 2019
When it comes to running, goal settingis very important, and it’s necessary to dream big but stay realistic. Running is a sport that can take you all around the world, and allow for you to meet people and make friendships that will last a lifetime. The opportunities are endless when it comes to running in beautiful places, and who knows? Because you chose to run a race through Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod, you might find yourself achieving something that is far past your original goal .Goal setting should be fun!
As runners, we tend to become greedy in believing how much we think we can handle. Some think they can run 100 miles a week while working a 40-60-hour job, then perform intense workouts weekly! This is not realistic for everyone, unless you want to end up injured or burnt out (running slang for sick of running.) But don’t worry, WE WILL NOT LOSE HOPE! Since runners tend to think they are limitless, how about we learn to set realistic goals as a Higher Ground Runner?
(If any of the steps below sound like Greek we are here to help! Call: 405-286-2987)
Questions to ask yourself:
1. What are your biggest dreams to achieve within the sport of running?
e.g. Run a 5k, Get healthy by running, run a marathon, first female/male position in a half marathon, Run the Boston Marathon, Run a 1:30 half marathon
2. How many miles a week are you able to invest in?
e.g.Carve out a specific time during your day for running. Allow for 1-2 hours a day around school or work.
3. Find a race that is 4-12 months in advance, and sign up.
e.g.Before you begin your training with us, pick a race that you have to work toward to achieve your realistic goal.
4. What is your experience with running?
e.g.Never Run before, Former high school runner, avid walker, jogger, collegiate athlete, soccer player, etc…
Based upon your time availability, race choice and your past experience with running, now it’s time to contact Higher Ground Running. We will help you achieve your goal(s) by helping you find the right training plan and will willingly hold your hand during your training!
You will get to attend weekly Higher Ground Classes, Track Nights, and Saturday long runs with the Higher Ground Community! Whether your goal is to run your first 5k, finish a half marathon or qualify for the Boston Marathon, Higher Ground Running is the place for you. Talk to you soon!
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