So what is considered "long-term". I suppose that can be up to the individual. For me it is next year and beyond. Any goal this year I consider as short-term. I have a few big goals lined up for this year but I also have a few very big long-term goals.
I already have my goals for 2014 with main goals for February, May, August and November 2014. This all builds up to a huge goal in November 2015 and then there are even bigger goals for 2016 and 2017.
Is this crazy? I don't think so. I think this is what keeps me motivated and training regularly even after almost 32 years of running. The passion and drive is still there. Maybe even stronger than before. My long term goals are responsible for this.
When people ask me how I stay motivated this is my answer: "I have many incredible long-term goals to achieve. They are really brilliant goals and that keeps me motivated. Without that I won't reach these goals."
Keep it going my friends!