Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 Goals...

I guess it is time that I list off my goals for 2010!  2009 was such a great year for me!  I ran two marathons, San Francisco and The Gobbler Grind in my home town.  (Okay, I am not originally from the Kansas City area, but there is where I have spent most of my adult life so I claim it as my home town.)  I ran SF in 4:23 which was a PR and then ran Gobbler Grind in 4:15, a new PR.  This leads us to goal #1...

RUN A MARATHON IN UNDER FOUR HOURS!!!!  I know I can do it.  I was on pace at Gobbler Grind to do this, but the second half is all on trails (paved trails) and I was so lonely.  I am going to make my first attempt at this in St. Louis with my great friend Laura.  I am so excited to spend the weekend with her and experience her first marathon post children!  She ran several marathons before kids and now she is back into it!

I am wanting to get faster and I am.  I am running faster and stronger than ever before.  I attribute most of this to just running more consistently.  Which leads me to my next two goals...

RUN IN A 5K OR 10K!!!  Yeah, I am not much on shorter races, but hope to run a few shorter distances and help improve my speed.

RUN MORE THAN 1,231 MILES!!!  2009 was the first year I truly tracked all of my miles.  I have noticed that now I am starting to record more information.  I guess you just keep getting more obsessive the more you run.  :) 

I have not quite decided about the half ironman.  I am leaning toward just doing it!  We do not have any children and my husband works a lot of hours, which leaves me with a lot of free time. 

There you have it, my goals for 2010. 

I had a GREAT treadmill run last night.  I started off at 6.5 mph and increased the pace .1 mph every half mile until I was at 7.2 mph.  I ran 1.25 miles at this pace and then worked it back down.  It was a great 8.25 mile run.  I left the gym one happy girl!

6 comments:

Denise said...

the shorter races will definitely help reach your marathon goal this year. So will some speed work during the week. you can definitely reach under 4 hours!!

KJ said...

Thanks for your comment- so glad you can relate to my love for Grease 2! Wow girl- you are SUCH a runner! I ran my first 1/2 marathon this past May- you're an inspiration!

ajh said...

Go for the half ironman! You can do it. Time is one of the biggest factors (from what I hear, I have not done one) and you have time from what you say. So I vote for you to do it.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Sounds like you're at a great time in your life to devote some extra time to the half ironman. What an accomplishment that would be!

lindsay said...

great goals for 2010! chase that sub-4. you had a great pr in 2009, but it's gonna be history after this year :)

i agree, i have gotten wayyy more ocd about stats the longer i continue to run! i used to just guestimate how long i ran... oh heavens that would not pass now, haha.

as far as long runs on the treadmill... i don't know that i have any secrets. some days i was just in the "mood" to do it vs run outside. (i don't know why) it helped to have a tv and a movie on (no commercials to annoy you) plus then you can tell yourself to stay on until the movie is over. works better if it's a movie you haven't already seen in my opinion. also i do little tricks like bumping up (or down) the mph every 5 minutes. i've done up to 20 on the treadmill, and i definitely built in breaks to get off and stretch, get some water, take a gu, etc.

i hope you will be able to get your long runs in outside/with other people, but they're not so bad on the treadmill either if you can get your mind settled in. (that being said, some days i can barely handle 1/2 a mile on the treadmill!)

Kristina said...

#1 - you can totally run sub-4. Do you do any speedwork or plyometrics, weights? If not, mix it up. It works. I promise.

#2. You signed up for a 70.3? Which one. You'll love it. That was my first triathlon distance and I loved it so much I signed up for Ironman. I don't run the short stuff either and I don't prefer it in triathlon. If you're an endurance junkie, you'll enjoy the longer stuff too!!!

#3 You are as cute as a button. Thanks for following my blog!! :)