"It’s one thing to set a New Year’s resolution to run more or get in shape for a spring half marathon, for example. But it’s quite another to follow through. Afterall, after just one week your chances of follow-through drop nearly 25 percent. By a month out from New Year’s Day, you’re looking at a little over a 50 percent success rate. It makes sense; Winter is cold, the days are short, and the nights are long and dark. Who wouldn’t get tired of snot icicles and headlamps at 5 p.m.? We get it; it’s fine.
So, if you made a New Year’s goal to run more, and you’ve fallen off your ambitious regiment, it’s OK because spring is here. And spring is the very best time to start a new running program. Here’s why:..."