Running Goals for 2013
I’m not sure “resolutions” is the word, but I do have several goals for 2013 and beyond. However, I think that fitness goals are easier to quantify than others (because how do you measure “be a better person”?), so here are a few of my fitness goals for 2013.
For starters, I’m trying out a Title Boxing Club class tonight with a friend, and I’m thinking about joining. I’ve heard the classes are pretty good cross training for runners. I’ve also heard they are fairly intense workouts, so we’ll see if I can handle it!
Upcoming races I’m signed up for:
My first goal is to get my 5K time under 30 minutes. This was also a goal of 2012, but my best time so far is 30:45. (lol, right?)
Another goal is to run this 10K in April.
The truth is that I’m kind of dreaming of a half-marathon in October, but I’m really not sure it’s possible this year. I don’t run more than 12-14 miles a week, so I’m not too confident I could run 13.1 miles in one day.
I’m still really slow, and it seems no matter what I do my body just won’t go faster than a 10:30 or 11 min mile. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that on the Internet. It bothers me that I’m not really competitive in races — that I’ve been consistently doing this for about a year and a half, and most beginners run faster than me.
But I also need to remember that I’ve come a long way.