Thursday, November 6, 2008

100 Mile Month

No, not yet - but I have suddenly gotten the urge to do it. I don't think I will be able to do it in November. Maybe December? Good chance in January. Whenever, I have decided that my first 100 mile month is going to be a winter running goal for me. Sometime between Nov - March (yes, in MN I consider March a winter month!) I hope to average about 3.33 miles per day for an entire month. Hey, whatever keeps me motivated, right? In case you're wondering, my PR for monthly miles is 88.98 which I did in August this year.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Winter Plans

My running goals for 2008 have been accomplished...I finished my first 8K, 10K, and half marathon, and ran a 5K in under 30 minutes. I feel really good about 2008.

But I still have a couple months left - what should I do with them? I don't want to lose too much fitness over the winter months. I still have more goals to accomplish in the future. I would like to start 2009 in better shape than 2008. I would like to run a half marathon without struggling through the last 5K. I would like to finish a marathon. I would like to improve my 8K and 10K times. I would like to someday have a 5K time that starts with 27:xx. I would like to have an official 1 mile time (and then beat it). But where to start? What to work on first? What are going to be my goals for 2009? What should I work on over the winter? Should I focus on improving my speed? Maintaining my long run distance? Just running x times per week? Lightening up on my running and work on more cross-training? There are so many options!