Day 5: REIMAGINE What's Possible For You (Run Faster Without Pushing Harder Challenge)

It's Day 5!  You've made it!  Woohoo! 

I cannot believe it’s already Friday - this week has just flown by, and I have absolutely loved coaching you and seeing the amazing progress that so many of you have already made in a few short days. 

Because you've made it to this point, please take a moment to acknowledge yourself.  Many people have dropped out by now (and many others signed up but never even started!), but not you.  You've proven to yourself that you have what it takes to get faster and achieve your running goals!

Today is the most important day of the whole challenge, because today, we are putting it all together.  

You’ve heard it multiple times by now - Training with a personalized plan is the most effective way to run faster and achieve your goals.  You need a plan that is personalized to YOU, YOUR goals, YOUR body, and YOUR life, and that’s exactly what day 5 is all about - putting the pieces together in a way that works for YOU! 

DAY 5: REIMAGINE

Today we are going to give you the full blueprint on what that plan needs to include so that you can run faster, feel amazing, and achieve all of your goals.  There are two major mistakes we see many runners making here. First, they’re not clear on their goal.  They know they want to get faster, but what does that actually mean? How fast? In what distance? A faster 5k? A faster marathon? This can lead many runners to feel like they’re never where they want to be, because that goal is never clearly defined. There are very different ways to train for different goals, so your goal must be specific so that you know how to train and you know when you actually achieve it. 

The second mistake frustrated runners make is not following a plan or following a generic plan that they download from the internet that is not customized to them. This can lead many runners to make it up as they go along, leading to inconsistency and/or lack of progress. Some weeks you might run 5x and other weeks you might only run twice because there’s no real plan that you’re following.  If you’re following a generic plan, you might be more consistent, but maybe you don’t quite understand what all of the types of runs are (what’s a tempo run? How fast is that?).  Or the plan might not exactly fit your life - maybe it calls for 5 days of running when you can really only fit in 4.  How can you adjust that plan to make it work best for you? 

There are so many factors that play a role in how running feels and if we are able to improve.  When you know all of the pieces, you can then figure out how to put them together to fit you and your life, which can lead to massive success in your running.

So far this week we have gotten more clear on where you are and why you are here.  Today we want to help you get more clear on where you want to go and show you how to make a plan to get there.  

Download the action guide or use a separate sheet of paper or journal to answer the following questions.

Download Action Guide here.

What do you want to achieve in your running right now?  Be as specific as you can be so that you know what success actually looks like.

On a scale of 0-10, how important is this goal to you?

What do you need to do to achieve this goal? 

Are you willing to do the work required to achieve this goal?

Who do you need to be to achieve this goal?  Is that someone that you want to be? 

 

Even if you have missed some of the days so far, be sure to join us LIVE today, so that you can get the blueprint to help you make a plan to achieve your goals.  

See you today at NOON EDT!