Week 1 of 2017. I have set myself the goal of running 14miles per week average by the end of March. At my MAF pace that works out at just under 4hours running per week.
My first week of the new year has got off to a good start. 11 miles, four runs.
We were discussing achieving goals in the coffee room at work last week – someone has given up smoking as a New Years resolution – and we talked about ‘just for today’. It was a tactic I used when I gave up sugar and it worked really well for me. You tell yourself when temptation comes your way ‘just for today, I just have to get through today’ without sugar/cigarette etc. Of course, if you do, you feel like you have achieved something at the end of the day. And the next day you do it all again, until eventually it becomes a new way of life.
I wonder if it works as well for adding something in?
‘Just for today I’m going to do 30 minutes on the treadmill.’ I’ve tried this before with running outdoors, and failed. Having the treadmill at home means that I don’t have to worry about darkness, weather, babysitter, what to wear etc.
So just for 5 days , 2miles per day at MAF pace. Next weekend I will see how I feel and decide whether to have a longer run and a rest day or just stick to short runs.
One week at a time. 14 miles this week, that’s all. Review next weekend and plan the week after then.