New Year Goals
Spending some time before you get started on the hard bit, the training, always pays off. Our training partners, Coopah, share their tips for how to set goals at the start of the year.
This one is a biggy. We know it can be really tempting to set yourself lots of different goals and try to cram everything in at once, and whilst this may work initially, you may find it hard to keep up with everything as the weeks go on!
So our best tip would be to pick three goals for the year that you want to focus on, and make sure you give yourself enough time to achieve them!
For example your goals could be;
- Get a marathon PB
- Commit to weekly Strength + Conditioning
- Volunteer more at parkrun or a race.
Not every goal has to be about running a PB or entering loads of races, in fact there are lots of other things you can do to help improve your running overall and to get you more involved in the running community. And by not setting yourself lots of big, ambitious targets you will be more likely to stick to your goals, which will keep that motivation sky high!
Keep it fun!
As well as setting yourself goals you want to achieve, a really great way to keep yourself motivated is to make sure you have some fun along the way! Sure, their might be some runs you don’t enjoy, but there are lots of different ways you can keep your training interesting + help you to stick to your goals
- Join a local running club
- Get down to parkrun + either run or volunteer to get involved in the running community
- Run with friends
- Sign up for some smaller races (with no set goal!) to keep you motivated
- Create some epic running playlists, or make sure you have your favourite audio books + podcasts lined up for your training runs.
Follow a plan
If you have set yourself some big running goals for the year, but not sure where to start, then we have the answer! Here at Coopah we have so much belief in our app that we actually offer a money back guarantee! If you use our app and don’t hit your goal, we will give you a free refund! So you really do have nothing to lose.
Also by following a plan you are far more likely to run consistently, reduce your risk of injury and make sure that you aren’t doing too much running (or not enough!)
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