- Pick a race to train for. A half or a marathon are good choices because they require you to put in lots of mileage, which will benefit your running in many ways.
- Start a streak of running every single day. Even if you do not make the entire year, you will likely get several weeks in which will get you in really good shape!
- Find a running friend (or group of friends) who can help keep you accountable, plan to run with them once a week.Share with them your goals, and challenge them to set goals.
- Add variety to your training. Decide to include core work 2-3 times a week, or weight training, or even biking.
The new year always brings the opportunity for a new start, so take advantage of it. Set a realistic goal, set about attaining it in January, and you will reap benefits in February and March! Here are some examples: