Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Race Goals Revisited

Here are my original race goals that I wrote in January. Here is an update and I would like to add a few more.

1. Run in at least two more marathons, I would be happy with one as I have found it's pretty tough on my body. I want to run in 4:30 or faster. Need to find a race or two and sign up.

2. PR in a 5k. I can't believe how long it's been since I have PRd in a 5k. I am embarrassed to admit that my best time is only 28 minutes... yeah, I'm slow! Check! I have another 5k coming up May 22, except it's untimed. Will it still count if I use my own watch? I would like to go a :26 or faster!

3. PR in a half marathon. I think the 1/2 is the best race distance. I need to go faster than a 2:13. So far the last three 1/2s I have done have all gotten slower. Here is to a fast 2010 for my half marathon. I am on the fence about doing a half marthon this weekend. I'm not really ready, but it would be nice for a training run and perhaps a PR!

4. Sign up for and finish my first half ironman. I just got a new bike trainer and I am hoping that will keep me in bike shape until I can get outside. Well I have signed up for this race and I am scared to death! Now I just need to finish and finish strong!

5. Swim a sub 6 minute 500 free at a masters meet! I haven't done this since high school. I think I can do it for sure. My first meet in 2010 is in April. It would be helpful to achieve this goal if I actually signed up for a swim meet!

New 2010 Goals:

6. Sign up for a 10k. I've never done one before.

7. Get a PR in a sprint triathlon. I need to go faster than a 1:29. I think I can smash that this summer!

8. Get a new PR in an Olympic distance tri.

That is enough for now!! I'll update in a few months!

Happy Training!!


  1. I agree with you on the 1/2 marathon. It's far enough to feel like I've accomplished something big, but not long enough to tear up my body. The training doesn't distract from regular life either.

    Is there another gimmick to the 5K if it's not being timed? I don't think I've seen that before.

  2. This particular 5k is for an organization called girls on the run. The objective is that these 9-13 year old girls have been training for a few months while also learning how to feel better abou themselves. Basically they want the girls to know they can finish and feel good. It's also a fundraiser for the org. The girls also run with a sponsor,but I'll just be running to support the cause.

  3. wow you are a racing fiend..I'm lucky if I do 2 marathons total! But I think it probably helps keep your trianing more fun and interesting. Plus a new distance is great cause it's an automatic pr!


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