Squeezing A Run Into Your Busy Schedule
Finding the time to squeeze anything into our busy schedules can be difficult and for those of you who are training for a big run, scheduling time for training is quite challenging. Here’s a short guide to help you in the process.
1. Set a Definitive Goals
The more vague your goals are, the harder it is to turn them into a reality and finding time for a run is certainly no different. Studies show that people who write their goals down are far more likely to achieve them. Let’s say you want to run at 6 AM. If you put this goal at the top of your to do list, there is a far greater chance of you starting your day with a run and a decreased likelihood that you will allow other obligations to get in your way.
- Get The Most Out Of Your Time
Even if you are unable to carve a huge block of time every day for a run, there are still a number of ways to get the most out of the time that you do have at your disposal. Those who only have time for a short run each day receive more benefits than those who do not run at all. If you do not have time for a longer run, focus on pushing the tempo and increasing intensity, so that you can get the most out of your time.
- Combine Pursuits
If you have friends that you enjoy spending time with and they are runners as well, you can save time by consolidating activities. By combining your social time and your running time, you can enjoy your social engagements without having to put your training runs on the back burner. The best approach is to be honest with your friends, tell them you want to hang out but are focused on an upcoming event, do they mind combining the two for a period of time?
It’s not always easy to fit everything in but with some preparation it can make the process a bit easier.
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