Running resolutions for 2018
For some reason, a new year makes people reflective. But screw that, let’s look forward to making some running resolutions for 2018. Here’s a few of mine.
This goes hand-in-hand with all other running resolutions. If you can just stay fit enough to run each week, good, consistent times can be had. Provided you’re not scoffing cakes on every rest day perhaps. Injuries, be they niggling or more serious, are the bane of runners, so injury-free is the ultimate.
While I’ve jogged in a foreign country, I’ve never competed in a race overseas. Despite not conquering much of the UK yet, I’d still fancy a punt abroad. Call it a bid for my personal Brexit.
Break 20 minutes for 5k
This requires more of a targeted training plan. My PB came in December 2015 and was pretty close to the magic sub-20 mark. In fact if it wasn’t for injury, I was looking good to achieve it last year. Again, staying fit enough to increase the running workload is the key here.
Enjoy running more
I’d never categorise myself as someone who ‘loves’ running. But I reckon I should enjoy it a bit more. There are times when it feels a chore. It can also be easy to get hung up on the data of running. So my plan is to leave the running watch at home and just go with the flow.
Do more parkruns
This one of the running resolutions is a case of mind over matter. Getting to the start line for 9am on a Saturday morning to hurtle around a park, prom or wherever is open for excuses aplenty. I tend to be a more relaxed mid-morning Sunday runner!
Improve the run photo face
Show me one person who likes their run photos and I’ll show you hundreds more who can’t stand them. One blogger recently paid reference to this here. Strangely, I also always seem to be snapped wearing the same shirt – perhaps I need to switch that up too!
Running resolutions or otherwise – what are your goals for 2018?