During these times where we cannot meet at the track for a formal workout, motivation to push yourself harder may wane. Indeed, for many club members, motivation to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement comes from preparing for a race and/or running with friends. With only virtual races on the horizon and track workouts on hold for now (though Tuesday and Thursday tempo sessions are available), setting some personal training goals might help fill the void.

Make a list of 3 to 5 running goals that you would like to achieve in the next 6 weeks. For example, run 4-5 days per week, increase my weekly mileage by 10%, run 6-10 hill repeats weekly, improve my time by (fill in the blank with your goal) seconds on a routine neighborhood course, plan to go for a run with 1 or 2 others once a week, etc.

Put this list on your mirror, read it every day, and be able to say after 6 weeks, “I DID IT!”