A Road Map for Taking Your Running to the Next Level

When you laced up your shoes for the first time, you probably had a short term goal in mind: Finish this run. Do it again soon. Maybe work up to a short race. But if you like running, you’ll need a road map that takes you farther into the future. Here’s how to figure out what that goal is—and then get there.

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Whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to eventually run a marathon. I’ve been running long enough to know that I’m not really interested in the training I’d need to race a marathon.  Same goes for triathlon – I have no interest in doing a half-iron or more (3/4 iron is becoming popular).  It’s the constant question I find when people engage about my hobby/interest.  I’m happy for those who do, but I could do without the people who can’t respect my decision or feel that I should have the same goal(s) as them.