Set yourself a goal ready for the Virgin Money London Marathon

April 16, 2018

No matter how much training you do or how prepared you feel for the marathon, the pressure of taking part in such a big event, it can take its toll if you’re not careful.

When I did the marathon for the first time last year I definitely felt a lot more nervous as I was stepping into the unknown. However, I set myself a goal to complete it in less than 4 hours and I ensured I focused on this goal throughout. This is definitely a tactic I will be taking with me this year to the Virgin Money London Marathon. Goal setting is something I live by, so why not apply it to challenges like the marathon?

You want to make sure your goal or goals are:

  • Realistic – don’t set yourself up for failure, push yourself but be realistic

  • Motivating – you want this goal to keep you going throughout the race

  • Time Specific – this is optional but I think it will keep you focused on that finish line  

Whether it is more of an emotional goal, like completing the race with a charity close to your heart in mind or it’s more of a personal goal like achieving your personal best, this sort of mindset or attitude will most certainly get you over that finish line. It resonates so well with TAG Heuer’s slogan #DontCrackUnderPressure – setting that goal, staying focused and smashing the race.


So to anyone running the Virgin Money London Marathon this year, get thinking about your goals so that you #DontCrackUnderPressure. Good Luck!




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