How to plan your best running year ever! Check out this video with 5 steps to plan your race calendar for this year.
It’s simple but very important if you want to get faster, run farther, PR, get healthier or just have more fun running. I’ve been using this hack to plan my running and training calendar for years. It’s so important to have visual reminders of our goals.
Check out the video and let me know what your goals are for this year!
How to Plan Your Running Calendar for the Year:
These tips for planning your running or racing calendar can work for runners or all levels. Make sure you are setting goals that are relevant to YOU. Your goals should be about your fitness, health, goals, priorities, time, resources, etc. Don’t let other people on social media or around you irl impact how you feel about yourself and the goals you set.
5 Steps to Planning Your Race Calendar:
1. Set goals
Step 1 is to set 3 goals – they can be all running goals or a combination or running and fitness goals. If you have more than 3 – write them down on a piece of paper and choose the 3 most important to you right now. Those will be your focus for this year.
2. List races
Make a list of the races you want to do in 2020, races you do every year, potential goal races, etc. Include the dates of these races for the new year.
3. Important dates (personal and professional)
Next – look up any important dates / events / trips / other and write them down. These should include any plans that take priority over running, mean you’ll be out of town or unable to run.
4. Assess your goals, dates, timeline, your health / life priorities
Cross off any races on days when you have other plans that take priority. Also – cross of any races that you won’t be able to train for properly (if plans interfere with running for an extended time period). Finalize the races you can do.
Register, plan, research training plans, get going! If you know the races you want to do and can do – register now. Prices often go up for races as time passes – so register early for the best prices.
Check the Race Discounts Page here to save on race registration for a lot of races!
Plan your running and race calendar for the year video:
Race Planning Tools:
1. Yearly Calendar – dry erase calendar for the year
It’s 2-sided and has the calendar horizontal and vertical
If you aren’t using a dry erase calendar – consider using the small post-its to note potential races and dates.
Now go get em!!
What are your goals for this year?
What races are on your calendar?? Let me know!
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Lex @ Flecks of Lex says
So far, I only have signed up for one race, but I didn’t run any last year, so small victories, right? I’m running the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run in Washington, DC this year. I can’t wait!