Running Related Goals for the New Year

Well it a little while into 2013 and I’ve decided it’s time to get a few running related goals down on paper

Join a running club – I’ve always been a bit of a lone wolf when it comes to my training, but last year I had a long run partner and it provided an immense motivational boost. This past summer I took a new job and had to relocate. In 2013, I will join a running club, meet new people and find someone who can make me a better runner.

Run more races  – My typical race season consists of one marathon, one triathlon and two or three shorter races. I am always afraid of running races unless I am fully prepared. This year I will run two marathons, compete in at least one triathlon, run my first half marathon, and run a few local 5 and 10k.  In 2013, I will tone down my competitive nature and learn to run for fun.

Train for a 5k – It’s a fact, I’m getting older, but I want to prove that I still have a little speed. I haven’t trained for a 5k since in high school. In 2013, I’m going to put a little pop in my stride and run a sub 16:00 min 5k.

Run the Boston Marathon – I have always been impressed by the marathon. It is such an an amazing feat of will-power. You cannot cheat your way to the finish. It takes months of dedication and determination, just to get to the gun. The marathon was always on my bucket list. I had to run one. Somewhere in my subconscious, I believe a bigger idea was hiding. After completing my first marathon in 2011, I knew I couldn’t quit until I made the Boston qualifier. On April 15, 2013, I will run the Boston Marathon.

Run a new marathon pr – This one is simple. In 2013, I will run a 2:45 marathon.

Hopefully, I will be more productive this weekend and get my training schedule completed. If so, I’ll get it posted.

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