Big Hill, Small Goals

Often articles or blogs from people training for a half-marathon talk about goal setting.  People have goals for setting a new PB (Personal Best), running with negative splits, goal times or running at a certain pace.  For other people the goal is simply to cross the finish line.  While I share some of these goals for this year’s Scotiabank Blue Nose Half Marathon, 1 have 4 other small goals that I hope plan to achieve during training .

Every week as part of our training, the Team Myles Half Marathon ambassadors, mentors and coaches meet at the bottom of Citadel hill. After a warm up, we run up and down the hill, currently in 30 second sprints, but as we train and improve that time will also increase.  Hill training is important, especially in a city like Halifax!

I’ve done hill training at Citadel hill before.  And never once have I made it even close to the top in a single run.  As I struggle to get back into shape, I have set myself some small goals for this big hill.

My goals all involve various street signs that can be found along the side of the road leading up the hill.  First I want to be able to make it to the “no Parking” sign that is about a third of the way up.  Then the next sign the half way point. The next goal is to the “20 Max” speed sign two thirds of the way up and finally my goal is to make it to the tops all in one go.

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One Response to “Big Hill, Small Goals”

  1. June RossMarch 14, 2019 at 1:34 am #

    Great blog Andy. You will make everyone of those goals

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