Running Goals for 2014

Below is a recap of my 2013 running goals along with my goals for 2014.  It was a mixed bag for 2013, but I’m going to call it successful overall.  I have nothing outlandish planned for 2014 other than some incremental improvements in my race times and eating a 95% whole foods, plant based diet. I’m not a big goals person, but find them helpful with running because you can easily measure and quantify them. I still think I may have a couple PRs left in my legs, so we’ll see what happens.

Recap of 2013 Goals:

1.  Run 1,800 miles – Close, but a little short.  Ran 1,632 miles in 2014.

2.  Run 4 Marathons – Close, ran 3 marathons this year – Carlsbad, Boston and San Diego.  I did run 2 half marathons, which is a distance I’m really beginning to like.  I decided to nix the 4th marathon since I was burned out on marathon training and needed a break after San Diego.

3.  Run a sub-3:10 marathon – Fail, best time was 3:24.  Plan to try again in 2014.

4.  Eat 80% vegan, sleep 7 – 9 hours a night, maintain weight between 140 ~ 150 lbs, cross-train/stretch, and keep stress low – Achieved, did a relatively good job in all these areas, although I did experiment for a few months with a low-carb diet.  However, I’m back to mostly a whole foods, plant based diet again.

Goals for 2014:

1.  Run 1,500 miles

2.  Run 2 Marathons (Carlsbad and Mountain to Beach marathon)

3.  Run a sub 3:10 marathon

4.  Run 4 Half Marathons

5.  Run a sub 1:25 half marathon

6.  Eat 95% vegan, sleep 8+ hours a night, maintain weight between 140 ~ 150 lbs and body fat between 7 ~ 9%, cross-train/stretch on my non-running days, and maintain a low stress lifestyle

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4 Responses to Running Goals for 2014

  1. Ani says:

    Those are amazing goals for 2014! I ran nearly 1,250 miles in 2013 and completed my first marathon 🙂 I cannot wait to see what the new year brings!

  2. Kats says:

    I really like your blog. Happy new year! Great goals to strive for. Kathryn

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