As runners, we all have goals; it could be to lose weight, run a PR, get out the door every day, or run a distance we never have before. Whatever it is that motivates us to get out the door, we all have them and what we set our sights on as possible can directly influence just how much we can achieve.
At the beginning of working with a runner who I am coaching. I like to have a conversation with them about their goals. Obviously knowing what someone is trying to achieve is important in getting
I need to come clean and say that I’m generally a positive person, so I believe in the best of others, in almost all situations. With that though, I do often think that most people often under shoot what they are really capable of doing. When I ask “What are the goals that you have for the next 3 months, 6 months, year?” I often get an answer. I then ask, what do you think you can do? The answer I get is often a much bigger ask of themselves than their goal.
I often think people choose a goal that they are certain they can
This is the biggest “secret” I think elite runners have. They aren’t afraid to ask for big things back and dream a little, for the work they are putting in. They ask the most out of themselves because elite runners, like anyone else, don’t want to sell themselves short.