“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.”

So, let's talk goals. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish. We like to break this down into two areas:

If you want to run farther than you previously have, you took some time off and want to get back to a previous distance level, or maybe you’re recovering from an injury and working your way back up, then the distance goal is for you.

If you want to run faster for a distance you already know you can run, then this is the goal for you. Typically those who have already accomplished their distance goal will move on to a time goal.

We recommend working off of a 3-4 week training cycle to meet and exceed your goals. This is the perfect amount of time to see the progress you have made and keep improving by adding new challenges. If you focus on the same thing for more than 6 weeks without challenging yourself, the body is likely to plateau and it may feel like you hit a wall.

Now, you may be wondering... what happens if I fall off track? What if I’m not reaching my goals, or I get injured and have to take time off? First off, shit happens and life gets crazy. Don’t worry, we have all been there! You can always reset your training if too much time has passed and adjust as needed. If only a week or so has gone by, consider picking up where you left off and not worrying too much about the missed time.  Just keep your head up and remember that you, girl, are #goals.