I have a question for you.
Okay, actually a few questions.
When you wrote out your original run goal for the fall of 2016, was it realistic?
Did you truly believe that you have the power to grind it out every day during training in order to achieve your goal?
If the answer is yes, are you questioning that goal right now for any reason?
Progress does not happen on a linear curve. It happens over time and at its own pace. The only thing to do is keep moving forward and keep giving your all.
If you are feeling frustrated or aren’t seeing results the results you want, ask yourself these questions:
1. When I set this goal, was it realistic?
2. Have I been giving this training block everything within my capabilities?
3. Has any life event or injury derailed my training for more than a week or two at a time?
If you answered yes to the first two questions, then let’s agree to dig in deep, stay steadfast and trust yourself, your training plan and your abilities.
Do not give up on your goals for this fall.
Continue to do the work and trudge forward knowing you gave it your all even if it doesn’t go according to plan.
If you happened to have answered yes to question number three, then try not to be afraid of being honest with yourself about your goal and your situation. It’s okay to change your goal or save your goal for another training season when life isn’t getting in the way as much.