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!