I hope everyday had a good New Years Eve! Unless you’re living under a rock, you have probably seen plenty of New Years Resolution talk all over the internet. Most years I don’t make official resolutions…but more general intentions for the year. I think the last time I actually wrote down specific goals and worked on them all year was in 2008. To be honest, I feel like I do pretty well with my lifestyle, but I can always strive to do better. So over the last few days I came up with my goals for 2014.
While I feel like 3:50 is much faster than my current PR, I wanted to make my one running goal challenging. I’m sure I will be happy if I break 4 hours, or even just PR, but based on my other race times I know I can run less than 3:50.
The other goals are more doable, as long as I remember to keep up with them. I’m not sure exactly how I want to improve my blog, or what kind of path I want to take in health and fitness, so I left these goals more open to flexibility throughout the year.
In order to reach my goal of a 3:50 marathon, I need a race to run, right?!
Rob and I signed up for the Rock n Roll Raleigh Marathon on April 13th. I stared training last week, which was a little challenging with all of the traveling.
Here is what my training looked like last week:
Sunday 12/22: rest
Monday 12/23: 6 easy miles on the treadmill in Michigan, strength
Tuesday 12/24: 6 easy miles on the treadmill with strides, Oiselles’ Runner’s Dozen Core Routine
Wednesday 12/25: 8 miles with 4 at marathon goal pace (MGP- 8:45ish)
Thursday 12/26: 6 easy miles in New York, core work
Friday 12/27: 13 miles in New York (average pace 9:08)
Saturday 12/28: 6 easy miles in New York with strides at the end, core work
(all the “easy” miles were run at about a 9:15 pace)
Total Miles: 45
I felt pretty good throughout the week, but yesterday my low back/piriformis started acting up a little bit. I’m trying to not get too worried, but might need to back off bit until it settles down.
Did anyone else start training for a spring race?
What is one goal you have for 2014?