There’s nothing like setting a goal and then accomplishing it.  Try to set goals that are manageable, reasonable and that have a definite timeline.   Just saying: “I want to break 28 min in the 5K” is just a dream unless you also assign a specific timeline to it.  If you are at 35 min now, that timeline might be 18 mo.   If you are at 28:08 in the race last week, that might be in the next month.

Either way, goals make you accountable – so set one (or 10!) and space them out so you can get there., one run at a time.

How do you get started?  Build a schedule – sign up for a race – get a coach – change your workout frequency or speed or route.   Start doing something that will get you on your way.   If you never start, you won’t get to the end……

As always, happy running.

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Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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