Hey-lo there! How are ya?
I am surviving this Thursday… but it feels like it should be Friday for some reason.
Weird, I know.
Anyway, now that my 2 month venture into racing every other weekend has commenced…
(I am exhausted, BTW)
I am trying to refocus my efforts on the rest of the year.
Which means that it is time to set some new goals!
Being a SUPER goal oriented person,
(AKA: TYPE A PERSONALITY)
I must have goals!
In all aspects of my life, I need to have something to work towards and achieve…
Otherwise, I feel like a gigantic waste of space.
I also like to write things down and make lists.
(If it is just sitting it my head, it might get lost!)
They say (I am not sure who THEY is, but whatever) that you are more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down.
So, I am making it known…
Here are My Running goals for the rest of 2015!
Goal 1: Run all of the races on my Running Calendar (Only 4 more!)
Goal 2: Lose 20 lbs by Rock n’ Roll Los Angeles in October (Let’s do this!)
Goal 3: Run another Sub 2 Half Marathon (and qualify for the USA Half Marathon)
Goal 4: Remain healthy for the rest of the year (Fingers crossed.)
Goal 5: Start a strength training program and be consistent (Seriously.)
Goal 6: Blog regularly for the rest of the year (You’re welcome.)
Goal 7: Ice, stretch and foam roll on a daily basis (Let’s prevent some injuries, dude.)
Goal 8: Run another Marathon in 2017 (I know this is for next year, but it doesn’t hurt to start planning.)
Goal 9: Start doing more than just running (ie. Speedwork, Hill repeats, Fartleks, etc.)
Totally do-able, right?
The most important thing is to get back to the speed that I was in 2012- running a sub 2 Half Marathon.
I learned a lot from allllllll of the half marathons that I have done this year, and my biggest weakness (aside from my lack of training consistency- Thanks running injuries) is the fact that I DO NOT do speedwork.
This is a big No-No people.
Which is why the only way I am going to achieve Goal #3 is by doing Goal #9.
Speedwork is so important when it comes to getting faster.
I mean it’s called SPEEDwork for a reason.
All that is going to change.
Do you have any goals for 2015 that you would like to share?
How do you set your goals?
Do you do speedwork?