Non-Race Running Goals

Non-Race Running Goals

This summer, usually race-based runners (like myself) have been freed from the tyranny of training plans and goal races. I say that a bit tongue in cheek; I love training plans and goal races have provided structure for my running […]

The Big List Of Running Goals

I am a big believer in setting goals. So often in running, those goals are focused on racing – doing a half marathon or a marathon, for example. But there is a big wide world of running goals out there, […]

Mistakes That Can Derail Your Running Goals

Mistakes that can derail your running goals

There is no shortage of books and blog posts on goal setting. On this blog alone I’ve written any number of times about goal setting for runners – about setting your goal, making sure your goals are realistic, tweaking bad running […]

Defending Vague Goals

Setting Vague Goals

The number one piece of advice you’ll find about setting goals is to make your goal specific. I’ve given the advice myself, and for the most part, I stand by it. But looking back at the goals I’ve set in […]

Building In An (Occasional) Out

Fitness Goal Exceptions

Many people (myself included), when setting up fitness resolutions, to-do lists, and action plans to achieve their fitness goals, think and plan in terms of absolutes: Thou shalt walk 10,000 steps every day, thou shalt go to the gym 3 times […]