Poll: Are New Year’s Resolutions Helpful to Your Running?

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Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

  1. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on December 31st at 7:56 pm

    I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I think that they are counter productive. Last year I wrote about how new years resolutions are a bad idea.

    I’m glad that I did since I considered writing it this year but then searched my archives and lo and behold, the article is already there! Heheh.

  2. John B on January 1st at 2:18 am

    Well, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to start running, so here’s hoping! 🙂

    I don’t think there’s anything in particular wrong with New Year’s Resolutions — they are what you make of them. I think like most goals they tend to be too vague to ever really achieve, but if you set good, exact, distinct NYRs and have a real plan to accomplish them, you will.

  3. Jeanne on January 2nd at 9:56 am

    i make resolutions every year, and i’ve actually accomplished many of them–such as getting a 2nd masters degree, and running a marathon, and learning a foreign language.

    maybe i would have done these things even without making a “new year’s resolution,” but putting your intentions on paper can be a powerful motivator.

    John, I think 2008 is the year you start running!

  4. Mark Iocchelli on January 2nd at 10:20 am

    I think if you treat them like goals they can be quite effective. They’re just goals that happen to start at the beginning of a year.

    Good luck with all your resolutions/goals everyone!