Setting a target

I like to run.

I run a lot.

Someone asked me if I liked the training for running. Getting up early, all weathers, etc, just to go out and run. I do enjoy it – it gives me time for me but I realised I’m not really training, I’m practicing. The benefit of practicing is that I get to try the same thing over and over until I can be an expert at it. I’m an expert at running 5k in sub 30 mins and 10k in sub 60. But I’ve become an expert at running that pace and those distances. If I want to go farther or quicker, I need to ditch the practice and stretch myself in my training.

Is your L&D offer stretching people, or are they being left to practice at a level which is comfortable?


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