Monday, January 11, 2010

Goals 2010

Okay I'm a little late with these. I guess I better put them out there!
  • Improve 5K/10K time - I will improve on my 5K and 10K times for this calendar year.
  • Run in some new races- try out some races I have never done. I LOVED a lot of the new races I did in 2009. I plan to go back to many of them.
  • Run in a marathon and PR - I will run in one marathon and I hope to PR. I was disappointed with my marathon last year and want to feel better about it this year.
  • Race in a new state - The only NE state I haven't raced in is Rhode Island. Maybe I can get there.
  • Get name in Burlington Free Press or New England Runner - This is always a thrill for me. As a non athlete for many years I still think of myself that way and to see my name on the sports page is huge!
  • Race with family members- I did a lot this in 2009 and LOVED it. It will lessen as my main race partner has moved many miles away.
  • Place in age group- always a thrill!
  • Keep a race blog - This is a new one but it is going well right now.
  • PR in a half marathon- I did 3 half marathons last year but did not PR. I want to break the 2 hour mark.
  • Have one overall PR at any distance for the year - I go for new PRs each year to keep my interest in this up but would like to have one overall lifetime PR. Last year it was at 4 miles.
  • Be in top half of field - This is always a goal and one I feel good about when I meet as I am usually one of the older racers. One of my favorite things to do is to watch younger, fit looking racers finish after me. It is a good self esteem builder.
  • Race once a month at least - This is great for trying those new races.
  • Race in 22 races overall - Last year I raced in 21. I will top it if I can.
  • Pick up my speed while training
** This is it for now but I may update it as I hear of other goals that I like and would like to emulate.

7 comments:

Manderz said...

Sounds like a great plan for 2010!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

AWESOME goals!! Realistic, ambitious and attainable!

Love the picture at the top of your blog..

Jocelyn said...

Great goals! You will rock them all

Alisa said...

Sounds like awesome and attainable goals for 2010!

I know there is a marathon in Providence RI =). Road Runners is always a good place to start looking for races: http://www.rirr.org/index.html

Christina said...

I really like that you run so many races and look for new races to run. I don't run as many but would like to do more. One a month seems pretty reasonable.

I use RoadID, which attaches to the shoe. Since the jogger accident I'm also wearing my night vest now for evening runs.

Eliza said...

Wow!

Great list of goals!

Tara said...

Holy cow! That's a great list! You ran in 21 races? That's great...I think that I only have 4-5 on my list. I need to get going huh?