Your goal can be big or small. Either way it is a good idea to break it down to small pieces. This way, each piece is easier to achieve and you can follow your progress each step of the way, gaining a confidence boost by reaching each small goal and helping you focus on the next step. If we take a look at the 10 km run in less than 60 minutes again, it could look something like this:

- Accomplish a 2 km lap, by running and walking.
- Accomplish a 2 km lap, running only.
- Accomplish a 3 km lap, running.
- Accomplish 5 km.
- Accomplish 7 km.
- Run a full 10 km.

By now you have reached one part of your goal, you can run 10 km, and you have done it by taking it in small obtainable steps. There is still work to be done, but take pride in what you have accomplished so far!

7. Run 2,5 km in 15 minutes.

8. Run 5 km in 30 minutes.

9. Run 12 km.

10. Run 7,5 km in 45 minutes.

11. Run 2 km in 10 minutes.

12. Run 4 km in 20 minutes.

13. Run 14 km.

14. Run 6 km in 30 minutes.

15. Run 8 km in 45 minutes.

16. Run 10 km in 60 minutes.

Please note that above is more of a mathematical and logical approach in setting goals, rather than experience and best practice in running, and I have no idea it above method would be suitable to reach the goal of running 10 km in 60 minutes. But I think is show a good way of breaking down your final goal to smaller pieces and obtainable pieces, where each step can be reached and “checked”, before moving on to the next step.