Teal Burrell Sets High Goals for Herself, But She Get’s Results

Teal Burrell has witnessed first hand the power of setting big goals.

Teal Burrell

Teal Burrell

Since she started running, she has set some ridiculously lofty goals for herself. And because of that, there are times that small PRs are as disappointing as not PRing at all. But she uses those disappointments as motivation, and typically is able to come back with some really amazing times.

And without setting those big goals in the first place, these amazing times may not have been possible.

We talked a lot about her big goals, amazing PRs, and a whole lot more during our chat. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:

  • Why she loves running the big city marathons
  • Why I’m even more excited to (eventually) run Boston based on Teal’s experience
  • The experience of running a race with the goal of winning instead of just chasing a personal time goal
  • Her ability to bounce back from “bad” races with huge PRs
  • Her fascination with the human brain and how it works
  • Dealing with the mental aspects of marathon training
  • Writing articles to answer her own questions about fads and trends in running

Check out Teal’s writing on her blog, and especially her articles about the science of running, and also connect with her on Twitter.

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