How to Survive Your New Year Resolutions

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Welcome to a new year of the Endurance QuickCast! This week Coach Rob is flying solo, Josh will be back on on the next edition of the Endurance QuickCast. This is the time of the year for better or for worse most of us like to make New Year Resolutions. So Coach Rob thought he would share his experience and some suggestions on how to survive your New Year Resolutions.

On today’s show Rob covers:

What it means to be a new years resolutioner’

The drive to overdo goal setting

Setting SMARTER goals

Goals need to be shared and communicated

Communicated goals will lean to accountability among training partners and support group

What is a support group

Receiving or giving support

Remove the finish line mentality


You must balance your sacrifices to mitigate personal guilt

Guilt is an athletic career killer for most adult amateur athletes

The “ALL IN” attitude is usually the end of a new years resolutioner’s progress

How often my athlete’s strength train throughout the seasons

Impossible goals + overreaching ability levels + not having a support team = A guaranteed formula for failure

Building up your resilience and your grit

Not having time to train just means there is lack of time management or strong enough desire.

Traits of successful athletes series

Creating SMARTER goals

“Wait For It” – The component of faith needed to move forwarded as self-coached athletes

Second guessing one’s efforts

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