Do You Have a Plan for Reaching Your Running Goals?

Goals are good things.

But what good are goals without a plan of action to help achieve success?

Not much.

Why You Need a Plan for Reaching Your Running Goals

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

Success is not an accident.

If you want to be successful with your running goals in 2015, you need to come up with a viable plan. For example, my running goal for this year is to run 1300 miles, and I’ve gone less than 20 this month. Why? Just about every day I think about going running, many days I have even wanted to go running, but my “plan” is to run when I get everything done for the day.

Guess what? As a solopreneur, everything is never done, and therefore, the runs haven’t happened as often as I’d like.

So how will I be successful at achieving my goal for the year? It won’t happen by accident, that’s for sure!

I’ve been thinking about how to make my runs happen going forward, so I can start to make up some of the ground I lost this month. For the next few months, I’m going to make mid-day runs a priority during the week, so much so that I am actually going to schedule them into my day.

How Can You Set Yourself Up for Success?

I know what I need to do in order reach my goal for this year. I just need to put my runs into my schedule and make them happen.

But what do you need to do to make sure you’re going to be successful this year? Would working with a running coach help? Maybe you should invest in a custom made training program for your goal race, instead of just downloading a free one-size fits all program.

Or maybe you need to be like me, stop making excuses, and get back to doing something you absolutely love to do.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go for a run.

Listen to my podcast episode that accompanies this post, where I explain just how badly I need a plan of my own.

4 replies
    • Denny
      Denny says:

      Damn… You were supposed to have forgotten about that! But I’ll be addressing it in this week’s email, so be on the lookout.


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