Hailed as the month in which we all vow to cut back on overindulgence, turn to vegetarianism and join the gym, January is by no means a month in which we are kind to ourselves. Disheartened by the enormity of our goals, many of us quickly let go of such optimistic sights, returning to our old ways before February comes. My advice? If these are goals you really want to achieve, strive for them, but know that you have the whole year to reach that ambition. Set yourself realistic steps towards that goal throughout the year to make your resolution a reality!
Proving that commitment and success in training is for life, and not just for Christmas, is EUAC member Dan Myers. Gradually upping his game since starting at Exeter in September, Dan is proof that slow and steady wins the race! A regular attendee at the track and a veteran of the Westward League, his commitment this year has seen him put in some fantastic race performances. Check out his profile below to find out more about his training and recent successes.
What year are you in, and what do you study?
I'm a first year law student!
What's your event/distance?
I train for 800m on track, as well as cross-country
Any recent successes in racing?
I've come 39th in the Westward League races so far (if that counts as success)
Proudest achievement in athletics?
My proudest achievement to date is breaking 2 minutes for 800m
What are your goals?
Currently, my focus is on having a decent race at BUCS XC. I'd love to beat Phil, but realize this might be a little unrealistic!
What's your preferred way to train?
I particularly like shorter and faster stuff. I find I'm better at that type of thing, so get more out of it. If not that, then just sitting in behind someone else on longer reps.