✌️Session 16: Find Your Success

Use these 6 strategies to have success at whatever you try next

Hello and thanks for coming back to the newsletter. I’m excited that you’ve decided to kick off your weekend with a little slice of running.

Success: the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary. One of those old sayings that creeps up whenever someone is writing about long term progress and motivation.

This week, as I was writing my post titled the 6 Simple Opportunities to be Successful as a New Runner, I kept coming back to my love of Grit: the idea that a person with grit is going to overcome small obstacles and not let setbacks destroy their running (or life) goals.

Success in any endeavor, whether it’s fitness related or not, comes down to how well you can persevere when shit gets tough. Because, inevitably, it will. And when it does, you’ll want to have some steps in place to get you back on track.

So today, here are my 6 strategies to get and stay successful in running:

1. Start really slow

2. Learn as much as you can

3. Be a realist

4. But also an optimist

5. Make small changes

6. And be ok with the “process” taking a long time

Running isn’t easy - and if someone ever told you it was, they were lying to you.

Again, for a full run-down of what each of the 6 steps are, head to the blog post.

Big Events Coming Up:

speed sessions left! August 20th and August 27th

What’s Got My Attention:

Podcast: This is what a runner looks like

Article: Marathon Nutrition: A Complete Guide

Video: Runner + Dog = Sub 4 min mile attempt

Quote of the Day:

“It's not about where your starting point is, but your end goal and the journey that will get you there.”

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Thanks for following along in the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com

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Grit video

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