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Goals | NYC Physical Therapy Blog – Custom Performance NYC
Winter running is not most people’s favorite. The sun sets way too early, the cold can hit hard, and there are less races than in the fall or spring. But winter running is important to keep your base fitness level, and it can actually be a peaceful and fun time, if you do it right. Here are 10 tips to slay your winter running. Who knows, after trying some of these techniques, you may even start to like winter running best!
In a year full of canceled races, virtual challenges, and limited gym access, running looks different for a lot of people. Many are left without purpose or direction for their running. Some had never ventured outside for runs before! As a result, we’ve seen a pattern of similar training errors this year.
I had 3 goals in 2019: PR a half marathon in May, run the Chicago marathon in October and get pregnant in November. I had a “plan”, so what could possibly go wrong? To kick things off, I went to my gynecologist, who is aware of my RED-S history, and we discussed my plan. Bloodwork showed that my hormone levels were all normal, so there was no reason not to continue with my 2019 plan.
One of the traditional goal-setting guidelines is called “SMART goals.” Using this framework, goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. This framework is great for setting a series of specific goals that can be checked off in order; for example, “I will improve my barbell deadlift from 85 to 100 pounds by February 1st, 2020.”
When dealing with the concept of goal setting, it is important to keep in mind the difference between “goal acceptance” and “goal commitment.” It’s possible to accept a difficult goal but not demonstrate the commitment to that goal over time. Commitment should be distinguished from acceptance when you’re talking about difficult goals. Research shows that goal commitment is more predictive of performance than goal acceptance.