Improve 5K/10K time - I will improve on my 5K and 10K times for this calendar year. Check! I've only run two 5Ks but the second one was better than the first one.
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.Check! Hampton Half Marathon - great race.
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!Check! Name in Free Press after Spring Fling. I love seeing this!!!!
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.Check! I raced with my husband on New Year's Day. This needs to pick up though. (Emily, Jameson???)
Place in age group- always a thrill! Check! Polar Cap 4 Miler 2/5 and Spring Fling 1/2. I know I know the numbers were small but I was out there racing while many my age were not! So I'll take it!
Keep a race blog - This is a new one but it is going well right now. Check! Well, it's a lot more than a race blog which is what I was going to do.
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. Check! Two races - First Run 205/465 and Shamrock Shuffle 255/588
Race once a month at least - This is great for trying those new races. Check! January -1, February - 2 , March - 2
Race in 22 races overall - Last year I raced in 21. I will top it if I can.
Pick up my speed while training Check! No hard data but working on this. Need to pick it up more.
I am an "older" runner who didn't start running until I was 50. I got hooked on running and racing very quickly. It's been awhile since I ran a marathon but I do several halves a year. The big news is that this is the year of the triathlon!