Good Morning, It’s Friday Friends! Whose Excited?
I thought I would do a post about how my health goals are going so far this year. It would be really lengthy if I went over every non-health goal I set as well. So, we’ll start with my health related goals:
Health Related Goals:
1. Run 850 miles: This averages out to about 71 miles a month. I think 850 is a safe goal. I hope to run more than that, but I’m not setting myself up for failure. I’m going to play it safe! Uhm. January 65, February 78, March (so far) 76. This is "good" for what I wanted. However, I’ve changed my goals for this year. Well, not really changed them, but realized that I’m capable of more than I was giving myself credit for. I’m going to be upping my weekly mileage. Maybe something like this:
That comes out to 31 when I choose 6 and 10 .. 35 for 8 and 12. I will obviously have to try this plan to see how my body agree with running 4 days in a row. During this last training cycle I was running M/T/R/Sat – Or some variation of that. It came down to running 4 days, resting 3. I think I need to be running 5 days, resting 2.
This is my mileage for 2011 so far. I hope to add at least another 20 miles to March.. Maybe I should ad 24 to break 100 miles!! (That would be the most I’ve ever run in one month. That is so lame, right?)
2. PR @ all previous distances run: Current 5k PR: 24:28 DONE! PR 24:17!!!, Current 10k PR: 52:05 DONE! PR 50:32!!!, Current 15K PR: 1:22:55 DONE! PR 1:19:05 , Current Half-marathon PR: 1:57:50 DONE! PR 1:52:53 Well, I did PR at all distances. So, I suppose that goal is technically met. But, this goal is kind of never-ending. Now I have to break all those PR’s, right?
3. Train Harder: In 2010 I think I did the bare minimum to train for my bigger races. In 2011 I really want to take training more seriously. I have a training plan, so why don’t I follow it? Hopefully 2011 can be my year of training harder, and pull out some PRs to show for the more serious training. In the last few weeks/maybe the last month of this last training cycle I’d say I got more serious about training. Hm, think of what I could have done had I been more serious since January. It’s much easier to dedicate more time to running now that school is done. Now is my time.
What about you? How are your 2011 goals going? Have you already met some of your goals? Added new goals? Or realized that some of the goals you said were lofty and not going to happen? There are some non-health goals that I set that probably aren’t going to happen this year. I’m not heartbroken over it. Other things took precedence. It happens.
Happy Friday Y’all!!