Thursday, January 1, 2009
I was thinking the last few days about what my running goals will be this year. 2008 was supposed to be my speed year. I didn't try but I did PR and break 4 hours in a marathon for the first "official" time. I also PR'd in the 50k and 50 mile distance. So I guess I did meet my goals even though I wasn't really consciously shooting for those in each of the races I did.
For 2009 I want to go farther. I have no clue how many miles I ran in '08 as I didn't keep a running log.
But for this year I want to due a minimum of a 100k (62 miles).
I would like to try and get up into the 85 mile range at some point.
I want to do the Oregon Trail Series again this year. I know I miss lots of other good races in other places but I like each one of these races too.
Oh and I will finish Waldo this year. You can count on that!
I want to do a back to back marathon. (Two marathons in two days.)
I would like to run a few more races in new states, maybe 3 or 4 this year.
Some day I do want to a 100 mile trail race but I am not sure it will be this year. I need to pick one and train specifically for it.
Lastly I just want to enjoy my running. When ever a health issue comes up I think this is it. I won't be able ever run again. Or at least not the long distances that I enjoy. Often running becomes a pain. Training is mostly a chore for me. I not one of those folks that can't wait to get out running. Once I am out I do like it but it is a challenge to get my butt out the door at times.
So there you have it on my goals for the running year.
C-Ya all out there.