If I could give anyone just an ounce of advice. What would I say?
“DO THE LITTLE THINGS”
The little things in life make all the difference.
If you want to be a great runner what is the one thing you need to do to become great? Well, that is easy. You need to run. And Run. And RUN. And then maybe run some more. However will just running get you very far?
I have been running for over 10 years. I have experienced all levels of running. I have been a beginner and I have raced with the elite. Throughout the years I became successful,motivated, injured, discouraged, and eventually gave up completely. So you make ask, what have I learned? I learned to eat better, put more effort in to drills, weights, ab exercises, and stretching. I learned that I should have done all the little things my coaches, trainers, and doctors suggested. Unfortunately I was too stubborn. All I wanted to do was run. Therefore, I got injured countless times and put myself in a never-ending cycle of defeat. Although I had some great successes, I would do things differently if I had the chance. Luckily I do have a chance to do things differently, to this day I do the little things.
Running will get you far. It will definitely take you places. But if you do not put in the little bits of extra effort, you will fall short of your most ambitious goals. I encourage you to put in the extra effort now. If you want to reach you goals for track season, you have to start now. Winter training has begun and you need to get focused and motivated to tackle whatever comes your way.