Creigh Kelley, running guru and event promoter, visited the 9News studios to present three easy tips to turning a New Year's Resolution into reality.
1. One step at a time. The Colfax marathon is 19 weeks away. Break down training week by week and find a plan either on the internet (there are many to be found, such Jeff Galloway for example) or by joining a local group such as Runner's Edge of the Rockies.
2. Keep your pace. Don't worry about how fast or slow you run. As you train, you can start to calculate a finish time goal. The Colfax Marathon will have "pacers" on race day that run with signs indicating a finish time. Run with that group and you'll hit your goal.
3. Don't do this alone. Stay motivated by getting others involved: train with a group, find a charity partner you believe in, or if 26.2 miles is not your thing, start a relay team with friends or co-workers.
Registration is open for the Colfax Marathon right now. If 26.2 miles seems daunting, start with their 1/2 marathon or Urban 10 miler. With 7 races to choose from, there is a distance for everyone. For more information, visit ColoradoColfaxMarathon.org
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