I don’t really do the whole “New Year Resolution” thing, but at the beginning of 2014 I did set up a few goals for my running that I hoped to accomplish this year. Over the weekend I was thinking about these goals and then I realized…holy crap it’s June. The year is just about half over?? Seriously how did this happen?
I think the weather staying so cold for so long made me completely lose track of time.
Anyway, I thought I would be fun to revisit those goals and see how I’ve been doing with them so far. Here is my 2013 Running Year in Review post where I laid them all out, but in case you don’t feel like wasting your time with clicky links:
Salt’s 2014 Running Goals!!
- I’m doing 14 in 2014 with our wonderful host Jill over at Fitness, Health, and Happiness!
- I’m shooting for 1,500 miles in 2014 and with two marathons on the menu, I think that goal is very attainable.
- A sub-4 hour marathon. Well really, I just want to finish in one piece, but finishing in under 4 hours would rock.
- A 21-minute 5K race PR. I have run a 21-minute 5K once in training so I know I can do it. I just want to do it when it really counts!
14 in 2014
That would be 14 races in 2014 and considering that I’ve already run in 8 (not counting a virtual) and have at least two on the schedule for this month, I think I pretty well have this one in the bag. So far this year I’ve participated in 4 5Ks, a 10K, an 8 miler, a 15K, and a full marathon.
This one? Not so much in the bag yet. Due to that nasty tendonitis hangup, my mileage is a little lower right now than I had originally planned (to date I’ve only logged 528.28 miles), but with marathon #2 coming up in the fall, plus Dopey training for January, it might all even out in the end though if it doesn’t I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I’m just happy to be back up in my usual 100+ mile/month range.
I briefly considered doing Run this Year, which would have been 2014 miles, but yeah. There’s just no way that’s happening. That’s a LOT of miles unless you are Michael. 🙂
DONE AND DONE AND I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD. After cramming 18 weeks of marathon training into a month and a half period, the last thing I expected was to knock this one off the list on my first time out. I ran Bob Potts in 3:49:25 and while I know that there will be other marathons in my future with other times that will be not as good and some hopefully better, my Potts time will always be the dearest one to my heart.
Tattoo worthy, even. 🙂
21-Minute 5K Race PR
4th time is the charm! I finally broke into the 21-minute range at the Women’s Distance Fest 5K last month (aka my 4th 5K of 2014); 3rd place overall with a time of 21:48.
I’m feeling REALLY good about all this. Here’s to a second second half of 2014!
INJURY FREE, PLEASE!
Did you set any running/fitness goals at the start of the year? How are you doing with them?
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! We sure did! Betty went wild at the DC Zoo yesterday and I just have to say that that place makes the Baltimore Zoo look foolish by comparison. Also you know what’s really good exercise? Walking around the DC Zoo all day with a 35lb kid strapped to your back. I feel like I ran another marathon!