Thursday, January 3, 2013

Goals for the new year

My first run of the year ended up being in Singapore. The tropical heat, combined with jet lag and a lingering respiratory infection, really kicked my butt, and I called it quits after about 25 minutes. But it's a start. Next time I really should go out before the sun is up!

It's a new year so it's a good time to think about setting goals. Here are my current thoughts:


I am signed up for a half-marathon at the end of April. I'm not sure I want to go for a marathon this year, so that might be the longest distance I will go. But I think I'd like to set a total distance goal for the year, and 1000km seems like a nice, round number, just high enough to make it challenging while being within reach.


My speed goal is to reach half the world-record speed. This means:

25:14 for a 5K (current PR is 27:57, and that's during a triathlon)
52:34 for a 10K (current PR is 59:34)
1:56:46 for a half-marathon

All I need to do is make sure I start putting in the miles. I'm already 7km behind my overall distance goal!

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