Welcome to Episode 47 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we get away from specific training and talk about setting and adjusting running goals with Diana Fitts who has a book called Better Running Goals. Diana is a Boston Qualifier and an author of three books.
Can you tell us how you got your start in running?
I know you are a Boston Marathon qualifier and have also run shorter distances, so what is your preferred distance of choice right now?
I came across you when I found your book, Better Running Goals in which you talk a lot about priorities. Why did you decide to write this book?
You mention that when you started running and training that running became your number one priority. Was that a good thing or an issue in your life?
The one thing you focus on when you are setting goals is your why? Why you run. So could you let us know what your why is and how it has changed over the years?
I know with me the more time I coach the more my passion for sport grows, but I find myself running less and gaining weight while just wanting to run. What are common issues you find in people where people don't make the commitment to the goals they say they want to reach?
How do you find your why, do you have any exercises you recommend?
How do you schedule a week so that you make sure your runs are in place and get done?
In the book, you talk about compromises and different levels of compromises. Can you talk about those?
As priorities change how often or when do you recommend people hit pause and reevaluate their priorities?
What do you do about detours that come up? How do you adjust?
I enjoyed Better Running Goals. Do you have any other books coming up?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite running book? - Any Matt Fitzgerald mindset book
Current trainers you are wearing? - Brooks Ghost
Favorite race? - Boston Marathon
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Peanut butter
Your favorite workout - Long Tempo Run
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