from Nutrion and Wellness Solutions by Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
The new year is an exciting time for setting fitness and nutrition goals. Many runners, walkers and triathletes decide to challenge themselves by setting goals of going faster or farther. The first step to achieving that goal is to find a program that will ensure safe and effective training. The following questions and answers will provide some direction for finding the best program to help you achieve your 2014 goals.
What type of race and distance would be enjoyable for you?
In central Indiana, there are many opportunities to participate in organized events. Give some thought to what type of race would be fun for you: a charity 5K, a large half marathon, a rugged trail race, a sprint triathlon, a half Ironman triathlon, an open water swim, an obstacle run, etc. Once a decision is made regarding the type of race and distance, you can start looking for an appropriate training program or protocol.
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