New Year's Resolutions / Training Plan

January 5, 2013 6:22:40 AM PST
With the New Year well underway, how are you doing on your resolutions? The truth is ? on average only about 20 percent of us keep our New Year's resolutions.

But if you're looking to get in shape this year, we have tips for you to keep your resolution! Stephanie Wainright, RAM Racing/ Hot Chocolate Participant Experience Manager, and John Palmateer, Running Away Multisport, came into our ABC7 studio to tell us the secrets to successful resolutions.


1. Choose a goal and set a date

  • Sign up for a fun race with friends or family to keep you motivated

2. Take it easy as you begin your training plan

  • Don't increase your intensity or training amount more than 10% per week
  • Start with a run/ walk program, and work up to running a full 5K or more

3. Create a game plan

  • Decide what training plan will work for you and do what it takes to stick with it.
  • Keep an exercise log

4. Reward yourself

  • An excellent first goal is Cinco de Miler - a Cinco de Mayo themed race party on May 5th
  • If you're a bit more experienced, shoot for the North Shore Half Marathon on June 2nd