Tag: runningmotivation

GUEST BLOG #7 – Why do you run?

Hello!

This week’s blog is brought to you by my good friend Kyla aka earlybirdrunner. I first got to know/creeped on Kyla from the #RunDisney tag on Instagram; she was running the Dopey Challenge (4 races in 4 days) at Walt Disney World in January 2018 – I was running the marathon.  Later on, I found out she was doing this as part of her year long birthday celebration.  And since then we’ve hung out in real life, and this girl is incredible! She is so inspirational, she is a machine! Recently not only did Kyla take part in a 50km race, she came first….not first female, first OVERALL winner!!!!

GUEST BLOG #6 – Why do you run?

Hey everyone. Hope you are having a lovely week.

This week’s guest blogger is the fabulous Jenny (fueled by cocoa). The three things I can tell you about Jenny (apart from that she is a runner!) is she always wears AMAZING running gear, she can get herself into some very impressive yoga poses, and she is by far the best I’ve ever seen at jumping and taking a photo!

GUEST BLOG #5 – Why do you run?

Hello and happy Global Running Day! Hope you managed to get out and log some miles on this happy Wednesday. I didn’t unfortunately, but that’s another story.

So this guest blog is by the fabulous Ashley – you can check her out on Instagram here and her blog here.  I’ve only been following Ashley on IG for a short while, but I absolutely love her account – if you are into Disney, running, or Lilly Pulitzer clothing, you defo need to check her out!  Enjoy!

GUEST BLOG #4 – Why do you run?

Hello – Happy Friday! Are you racing this weekend? I don’t know about you, but my Instagram is FULL of folks running races and I am loving seeing goals being smashed. Gives me all the feels.

Guest blogger number 4 is the fabulous Charles – check out his Instagram here.  What I am loving most about this blog series is getting to know more about the runners than just seeing their awesome photos on Instagram. Its so interesting to hear how others got into the sport and what they love about it most. Enjoy!

HOW TO DECIDE ON A RACE GOAL

I was standing at the bus stop on my way to work this morning, and I started thinking about my race goal for the Oak Bay half marathon in May.  I’m half way through my training cycle for this race, which has now got me thinking about whether my race goal is realistic. I say it’s got me thinking, but to be truthful, it’s more than just thinking – I’ve been stressing and calculating pace and analysing my previous run paces, asking myself if I found the pace difficult or could I keep it up for 21.1km. I’m honestly surprised I’ve managed to carry on at work this week, as this is all I’ve been thinking about.

I’m interested to know how you set a race goal. Do you have one goal per race or do you have a plan A, plan B, plan C, plan D…..?