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New yr, new targets – Tub Half Marathon

Do you know that the month of January was named after Janus – who was the Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings and is commonly depicted as having two faces, one trying to the long run and one to the previous?

New Year's resolutions for runners

Many individuals use January to set their ‘New Yr’s Resolutions’ and I used to do that too and mine had been normally based mostly round giving one thing up – alcohol, chocolate, crisps and many others.  However I now give myself New Yr Objectives and set particular targets and put a date on them.  I even have long term (greater) targets and shorter time period (smaller targets).

If you’re working Tub Half this yr – October can look like a good distance away – however it’s a particular aim with a date, so write it down:-

‘I’ll  ______ the Tub Half Marathon on 15th October 2023’

Fill within the clean with no matter is suitable to you – whether or not that’s to complete the race, or to attain a Private Greatest time. Don’t be tempted to take a look at what different persons are working in direction of – that is your long term aim.

Then write down a number of shorter targets:-

‘By the thirty first January I’ll have ______’

‘By_____ I’ll have ______’

‘By _____ I’ll have ______’


Once more fill in your blanks, be particular about what you need to obtain – not need you need to surrender.  After which work out what it’s essential to do to attain these targets with a plan of motion.

Keep in mind SMART Objectives are:-

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Certain

You may even add your individual rewards in too for those who full your targets.  A brand new pair of trainers for those who full a 10km race by the top of Could 2023 possibly?

Upon getting your targets and your plan – you then want to remain accountable to them.  Many individuals be a part of working golf equipment or teams, discover somebody they will run with frequently or rent a working coach to assist them keep on observe.  There are many methods you’ll be able to obtain what you got down to, however you received’t hit your targets for those who don’t set them within the first place.

I shall be serving to you keep on observe by means of the yr by means of this weblog, maintain checking again every month for my suggestions and coaching recommendation and please do get in contact if in case you have any questions.

Now go and write down your targets!

Angela MacAusland

Run Coach Angela



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