1. Set realistic goals
Lock in realistic goals that are current to your fitness level and time-frame to prepare.
2. Get buy in from your partner, friends and family
Make sure your loved ones are aware of your goals and training regimen. This will help with the support factor and accountability.
3. Put your goals on the fridge
This is to remind yourself and everyone in your house of the end goal and what you want to achieve so you have a visual, it stays top of mind and acts as a countdown to the event.
4. Get a running kit
Make sure you have comfortable clothes and shoes that you like. When you look good, you feel good too.
5. Find someone to train with
This will help you stay motivated and will mean you are less likely to forgo your training.