I put together the following guidelines to help you increase your running speed and cardiovascular endurance during the 12 weeks of the Challenge. Can’t run? No problem. The below guidelines can be applied to other cardiovascular exercises (like walking, rowing, elliptical, cross trainers, biking, etc.) Mileage modification might be needed depending on the activity.
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Ah, the new year is finally here. It’s a new start, a clean slate and a fresh new page. So in celebration of this, I decided to share with you a formula for setting fitness goals that you would actually achieve.
I call it S.M.A.R.T. goal setting: S: specific, M: measurable, A: attainable, R: realistic, T: time-bound.
Let’s take a typical new-year resolution: “I want to lose weight and be healthy” and try to apply the S.M.A.R.T. approach to modify it.
Specific: “I want to lose 15 lbs” or “I want to start going to the gym 3 times a week” Make it a clear and specific goal.
Measurable: Write it down. Keeping a simple log actually helps you stay on track.