Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger. -Olympian Keith Brantley Click To Tweet
There’s a quote from Olympian Keith Brantley that says, “Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger.” It doesn’t take any skill or discipline to go out and run as fast or as far as possible every day. But that simply isn’t a sustainable approach to training. Instead, the training plan lays out the process and details the mileage and intensity for each run.
You’ve set a goal and registered for an upcoming race. Now it’s the desire, dedication, determination and discipline that keep you going. It’s time to start walking your talk by building and then following a training plan. A training plan outlines each workout, in detail, that takes place leading up to a target date or race.
Training plans are meant to be a general guide and not a 100% solution. Having the flexibility within training helps make it sustainable for the long-term because it fits your life, schedule and family obligations while still moving you towards your running goals. Regardless of what training plan you choose, always focus on your own training. Don’t get caught up the comparison game on social media or with your running buddies. Stay committed to your personal training plan.When you follow a training plan consistently, you experience the Freedom to Run! Click To Tweet
The more you want to achieve a goal, the more expectations you place upon yourself. Give yourself permission to win, but then let go of the winning and focus on execution and the process. Focus on the process, train consistently, stay healthy, and keep moving forward one day, week and month at a time. When you follow a training plan consistently, you experience the Freedom to Run!
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