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Set Two Types of Goals

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A long-term goal sets your motivation in place and helps define direction and purpose in your training. But it’s essential to set specific, clear, short-term goals to guide and focus you along the way. Steer clear of ambiguous goals like "I want to lose weight for summer."

Set a specific goal instead, such as, "I want to run a 5K in less than 30 minutes.” Then develop a series of incremental goals that you can celebrate as you improve. At the end of each day, ask yourself, "Did I move closer to my goal today?”

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Mark Verstegen – An internationally-recognized leader and innovator in the world of athletic performance training, Mark Verstegen is the founder and president of EXOS.

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