As New Years passed I heard the words “I’m never drinking again” being thrown around a lot and I bet once you were back at work again you succumbed to that Friday evening after work drink. Now I’m hearing “I’m not drinking ’til Australia Day” and you only had your last drink on the weekend… hmmmm! As some of you know I tied the knot with my hubby at the end of last year so besides wanting to look fab in my wedding dress I also wanted to tick off some personal goals and one of my goals last year was to increase my running- I was not a lover of long distance running so for me to stay motivated was going to be a bit of a mental challenge. So I decided to enter some events such as City2Surf, Sunshine Coast Half Marathon and Tough Mudder to get me training and loved that I had some new challenges in place. Once you’ve signed up to an event it’s easier be committed especially if you are raising money for a charity. These factors will need to be incorporated into your training:
- Be specific about what you are training for
- How are you going to measure how successful your training is
- Your goals should be realistic. Start a level at which you can progress. If you are a beginner your progression per month will be slower week or monthly goals as in comparison to someone who is a sports person
- Is your training relevant to help achieve your goal
- Time is also important. Set a time in which you want to finish the event. Or if it’s your first time and you want to make it to the finish line… set a goal in your mind. For example you want to complete the 7km Dee Why to Manly fun run on the 2nd Feb. This way you are envisioning your goal.