Thursday, November 17, 2011

Something To Keep in Mind As You Plan Your Training

As we plan our training it is important to keep a few things in mind. The great Bill Bowerman articulates so well what we need to do as we formulate the plan and set our running goals. He says: "I think a person can make the most of his running experience if he is enjoying it,if he has a plan,if his objectives are realistic and if he carries on over an extended period of time. If he becomes tired of running,he should lay off for awhile. If he's still tired of it after that,maybe he ought to look for another activity."
It's a sad thing when an athlete follows a training schedule that takes all the joy out of running. I'm sure most of us at one time or another have experienced this. Hopefully,with time, we come to realize that we can have it both ways, achieve optimal fitness without losing our enjoyment of the sport.Also,too many people sabotage their running by not making changes to their training despite being repeatedly injured.Be realistic in your planning, by doing so can break the cycle of setting goals that you either give up on or don't come close to achieving.

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