It is only November, there isn’t even snow on the ground yet, but I am already thinking of next year’s running goals. Why so early? I think because this year I’m not feeling burned out. Last year at this time it hadn’t been long since my first marathon, followed by another half marathon. Truth be told I was more than ready for a break. This year, however, despite completing the most races I have ever done in a year, I am feeling rested and excited to run.
Here is the math for the 2014 race season:
1 30k race
4 half marathons
1 10 miler
1 8.5 miler
1 personal best in the half marathon
3 personal bests in the 10 (faster at each attempt)
1 unofficial fastest 5k in one of my longer distances.
1 30k PB (of course it was my only 30k race…so far!)
1 disaster of a race – the marathon – but I completed it!
2 new cities visited in order to race: Vancouver and Philadelphia
1 great year of running
I also started trail running, orienteering and took swimming lesson.
So what are the plans and goals for next year? In no particular order:
– a 1:55 or less half marathon
– a 51 minute 10k (I’ll take 51:59!)
– a third marathon
– and of course, the Prague Half Marathon, which may be the race in which I aim for that 1:55; other than some cobble streets it is supposed to be a very fast course.