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Advice
|9 Mar|3 mins

Do You Really Need a Personal Best?

Short answer: heck yes, you do.
Laura Collins
9 Mar
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If you’re serious about undertaking a longer run – like THE ICONIC SPORT's New Balance challenge, which consists of two 10K runs – having a personal best will help you dominate. The secret to achieving yours is to set a series of goals, rather than just focusing on one seemingly-impossible one (that’s a sure fire way to lose motivation fast). Write down your ultimate goal, like ‘Run 10K’, and then break it down into more manageable steps. Then, lace up those runners and hit the track. Need a few more reasons why it’s so important to work towards a personal best? Read on...

It’s a reminder that you’re doing this for you, and only you.

It can be easy to get caught up thinking about how your best friend is faster, or your sibling has more experience as a runner, but at the end of the day, working towards your own PB is a constant reminder of the fact that the only person you need to impress is yourself. After all, it’s called a personal best for a reason.

You’ll become stronger.

Bonafide athletes know that to achieve a PB, they need to switch up their game. That means combining cardio with strength training, intervals, tackling hills, alternating running routes and mixing in other workouts, like yoga or aqua-aerobics. More variety in your exercise regime means your muscles will never get complacent, and you’ll improve your fitness all-round.

There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing something off your to-do list.

It might be scrawled in your Notes app between ‘save $2,000’ and ‘clean out your wardrobe’ – making it seem like the most unachievable task ever – but there are few things that give you the same momentum, and make you feel like a dead-set legend, as being able to tick something off your list of goals.

You’ll eat better.

As you focus on achieving your PB, you’ll come to realise that so much of what you’re capable of comes from your lifestyle – you’ll shift focus and begin to prioritise eating the right food, getting a good night’s sleep and stayed hydrated. Win-win.

Advice
|9 Mar|3 mins

Do You Really Need a Personal Best?

Short answer: heck yes, you do.
Laura Collins
9 Mar
Share:

If you’re serious about undertaking a longer run – like THE ICONIC SPORT's New Balance challenge, which consists of two 10K runs – having a personal best will help you dominate. The secret to achieving yours is to set a series of goals, rather than just focusing on one seemingly-impossible one (that’s a sure fire way to lose motivation fast). Write down your ultimate goal, like ‘Run 10K’, and then break it down into more manageable steps. Then, lace up those runners and hit the track. Need a few more reasons why it’s so important to work towards a personal best? Read on...

It’s a reminder that you’re doing this for you, and only you.

It can be easy to get caught up thinking about how your best friend is faster, or your sibling has more experience as a runner, but at the end of the day, working towards your own PB is a constant reminder of the fact that the only person you need to impress is yourself. After all, it’s called a personal best for a reason.

You’ll become stronger.

Bonafide athletes know that to achieve a PB, they need to switch up their game. That means combining cardio with strength training, intervals, tackling hills, alternating running routes and mixing in other workouts, like yoga or aqua-aerobics. More variety in your exercise regime means your muscles will never get complacent, and you’ll improve your fitness all-round.

There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing something off your to-do list.

It might be scrawled in your Notes app between ‘save $2,000’ and ‘clean out your wardrobe’ – making it seem like the most unachievable task ever – but there are few things that give you the same momentum, and make you feel like a dead-set legend, as being able to tick something off your list of goals.

You’ll eat better.

As you focus on achieving your PB, you’ll come to realise that so much of what you’re capable of comes from your lifestyle – you’ll shift focus and begin to prioritise eating the right food, getting a good night’s sleep and stayed hydrated. Win-win.

From moisture-wicking tops to shorts that allow a free range of moment, our products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology you need and the style you want.

Priding themselves on propelling everyday athletes to achieve a new personal best, and just to live a more active lifestyle, make New Balance your activewear choice.

Laura Collins
Writer
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