Running Goals for 2013

Below is a recap of my running goals and what I achieved in 2012 along with my goals for 2013.  My goals for 2013 are basically incremental improvements over my achievements in 2012.  I’m not a big goal person anymore, but find that with running, they do seem to be helpful and motivating since most things with running are measurable.  As I mentioned last year, I think I am at a point in my running where I can still improve, but don’t expect to see any major breakthroughs.

Recap of 2012 Goals:

1.  Run 1,600 miles – Achieved.  Not exactly sure how many miles I ran this year since I didn’t officially log my miles from August – October, but if I take this into account, I easily ran over 1,700 miles this year.

2.  Run 4 Marathons – Only ran 2 marathons this year – Tokyo and Nagano.  The move this summer didn’t allow enough time to schedule any fall marathons.

3.  Run a sub 18:15 minute 5K race – Didn’t run any 5Ks this year.

4.  Run a sub 39 minute 10K race – Didn’t run any 10Ks this year.

5.  Run a sub 1:27 half marathon race – Achieved, ran a 1:25 half marathon in February.

6.  Run a sub 3:15 marathon and qualify to register for the Boston Marathon – Achieved, actually did it twice at Tokyo (3:13) and Nagano (3:12).

7.  Incorporate 2 days of cross-training (cycling/spinning) per week – Borderline achieved, probably could have done better in this area.

Goals for 2013:

1.  Run 1,800 miles

2.  Run 4 Marathons (Carlsbad, Boston, San Diego RNR, and a Fall marathon)

3.  Run a sub 3:10 marathon

4.  Eat 80% vegan, sleep 7 – 9 hours a night, maintain weight between 140 ~ 150 lbs, cross-train/stretch, and keep stress low

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2 Responses to Running Goals for 2013

  1. Melissa says:

    I love how you incorporate the sleep into your goals. And the vegan diet too. That’s what I am going to focus on as well. Good rest, good nutrition, good running, you know….peace, tranquility, balance, harmony…..

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