I did 14 treadmill miles today to celebrate 2014 :). I am typically not a fan of doing any more than 8 miles on the treadmill….but I was just in the mood to do it today!
I was forced to do these miles on my treadmill because 2014 greeted us like this: several inches of snow and 0 degrees!
I feel like this winter has been so cold, icy and snowy…and it has only just begun!
Every year I do the same thing (okay, at least the last 2 years). I plan to keep track of my miles for the year and I fail miserably! I am usually lucky to stick with it through January! So here we are, the beginning of 2014, and I am going to try to keep track of my miles for the year (we’ll see how this goes). My husband suggested I put a calendar by the door and just write it down when I come in…genius!
I am also working on steps that I can take this year to achieve some big running goals!!!! I am starting to get that itch to train for another race. While it is really nice to go for relaxed runs, and not worry about a specific distance or speed…..it is also nice to be training for something with a goal in mind.
I have set some very specific goal times that I would be thrilled to get this year. I do not run a whole lot of races, so I don’t have very many opportunities to get my goal times.
Here they are:
5k: 19:30 Current PR: 20:40
10k: 41:43 Current PR: 41:43
1/2 Marathon: 1:30 Current PR: 1:32
Marathon: 3:15 Current PR: 3:30. This would be a huge PR for me and it may not happen right away, but any step I make closer to this goal I will be super happy with!
So there they are…..my running goals. I know I am going to need to improve my core strength to help me achieve these goals. I do not have any specific races picked out yet…but I am going to start working on that too :)! I have a few on my radar.
Hope you all had a great start to the New Year!
Do you keep track of your miles for the year?
What are your race goals for 2014?