If chances are you’ll be spending January 1 hungover while simultaneously vowing to be healthier in the year to come, we hear you. New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap, but the thing is, you can actually see your goals through — if you come up with a plan. Here, we break down five popular resolutions and the secret weapons that will help turn them into a reality.
Resolution: Run a marathon
Making a resolution to run a marathon is ambitious for anyone, whether it’s your first or your tenth. The key is to stick to a training schedule. There are a few different training apps on the market, but Marathon & Half Marathon Trainer Pro is the most extensive — and it only costs 99 cents. First, use the app to set your goal: anything from a 3K to a full marathon. Then, it creates a calendar, coaching you on how far to run each training day. It can also tell you what your pace should be to meet a specific finishing time goal and includes ways to recharge so you don’t overdo it. This app really does plan it all out. The rest is up to you.