Anyone else feel like this?? Haha! Sometimes a year goes by and I’m like WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?! I took a look at my 2014 goals and fell short of a couple non-running related ones which is slightly disappointing but hey, it’s a new year with new opportunities, right? I’m pretty happy with how things went in the running department last year, as I mentioned in last week’s Marathon Monday post, so 2014 wasn’t a total flop. I learned a lot about myself and my abilities, which leads me to bigger and scarier goals for this year. I got my planning on over the weekend (with the help of my personal planner!) and came up with a list of things that I’d like to achieve in 2015.
In 2015 I’m hoping to…
- BQ. There. I said it. I technically need a 3:35 to qualify for Boston but I would really need to run closer to a 3:30 if I want to get in. Those who got accepted into Boston for this year needed to run 1:02 faster than their qualifying time and those who ran Boston in 2014 needed a time of 1:38 faster. Who knows what the next round will hold but it looks like a 3:35 just won’t cut it. It’s going to be a lot of work as my current PR stands at 3:53 soooo just an easy 23 minutes faster, right?! Right.
- Run a sub-1:40 half marathon. It would be awesome to PR in every distance again but my main focus is going to be the half (and my BQ, obvs). I was so close in October and I know with some more speed training and a little bit of that thing called faith, I can get myself into the 1:30′s. I’ll be happy with a 1:39:59. Truth.
- Log 1500 miles for the year. I ran 1309 miles last year, averaging 109 miles a month. In order to hit 1500, I’ll have to crank up my monthly mileage to 125…which doesn’t seem too bad!
- Complete at least one trail race. I already talked about trying new things and I’d like to add trail running/racing to that list!
- Pace/crew/cheer/support my runner friends. In my own experience, having friends out there on the course and at the finish line really motivates me and I’d like to do the same for them. I love being at races even if I’m not running them. All that energy and witnessing those finish line smiles is THE. BEST.
- Do what it takes to stay injury-free – strength train, yoga, cross train, PT, chiro… Last year I had a few minor setbacks and I know they were a result of me neglecting these things so I’ve got to be more consistent to ensure my body stays happy.
So that’s it. I don’t think any of these goals are out of my reach so I’m ready to push myself and step out of my comfort zone this year. WHO’S WITH ME?!
Non-running goal list is still in the works… I have a lot to think about.