5 Tips to Set Smarter Running Goals this Year

Our friends at Saucony have shared some words of wisdom about setting your New Year’…

Our friends at Saucony have shared some words of wisdom about setting your New Year’s goals (don’t call them resolutions)

Get Uncomfortable

Standing on a starting line, not knowing entirely what to expect is a good thing; in 2015, sign up for a race that is slightly out of your comfort zone.

SPEED UP

Once a week, add short bursts of speed to a regular run. While your legs and lungs might protest, they’ll happily buy in once you see your times start to head south.

Pitch In

Volunteer at a race or three this year. You’ll get as much out of encouraging other runners as you do running for yourself–helping others accomplish their goals always gives you that extra push to accomplish your own.

Run Naked

Regularly taking a break from the gadget bling is a good call. You’ll remember to tune into your body and breathing, and let your mind–not numbers on your wrist–dictate how fast and far you want to run.

Take Care

Make this the year you send your ailments some TLC before they have a chance to bark at you. Whether that means foam rolling or strength training, stretching or massage, commit to a few minutes a week for prehab.

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