Endurance athletes are creatures of habit. We get in a routine with our training and often forget exactly why we started, or better yet, why we continue to train and strive to reach our goals. Motivations vary from one athlete to another, but it is helpful for every athlete to understand their “Why?”, the true purpose of their training. Tara and Siobhan are about halfway through the #WithoutLimitsChallenge and we asked them what keeps them motivated during their training.
I’m motivated each week to complete all my workouts laid out by Coach Chris because I realize that I can only reach my goals through hard work and consistency. Results don’t magically happen by wishing for a certain outcome. Results come from consistent training. The hard workouts that I’m doing now, will translate to my race goals later on. I’ve learned through the years that I get a huge physical and mental boost from seeing my progress over the weeks. Workouts that were hard for me a few weeks ago feel more manageable now. It’s such a confidence builder. I had such a great long run this week because I felt strong and was able to run longer than I was able to at the start of the challenge. Huge confidence boost! I can’t wait to see how strong I’ll be at the Bridge Run!