Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thoughts on goals

So, this week I've been thinking a lot about where I want this whole running thing to take me. What do I want to do next? What races, what times, what mileage?

Let's start with the progress... it's been beyond encouraging. I can comfortably, and with only very little soreness, run 3 miles at about a 13-14 minute mile. OK, I'm slow, but we're starting from scratch here. I keep reminding myself that I could barely go 1-1 intervals for 1.5 miles 6 weeks ago.

I'm heading into my first 3 months of 5k races - Women's Distance 9/25, Monster Dash 10/31, and Turkey Trot in Charleston 11/24. My goal here is to have marked improvement for each race.

So, I'll throw another race in Dec. or January, and then hopefully we'll be past the bad winter weather (and minimal daylight)so hopefully training will get simpler. I'm thinking that puts me toward a 10k in the spring.

Someday, I think I'd like to do a tri, (maybe next fall?) and maybe a 1/2 marathon someday. We'll see how I keep up the training. I guess by putting it out there, it might make it easier to stick to the goal!

But, in the mean time, I'm just going to keep up the 4 runs a week, and keep enjoying this process with my group. I'm beyond excited about my first race. Can't wait to wear that t-shirt all over town.



  1. Sooo just wanted to let you know that Debbie said tonight that she is going to have free swag from Martha Stuart on I think saturday, thing is--> we have to get pics of us wearing the tech shirts and (waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit for it) aprons while carrying spoons, while we are running... but we get free stuff :) schweet!!!

  2. Wilmington has Beach 2 Battleship every November - triathlon & half Ironman! Maybe that could be your goal for next fall. Eileen does it just about every year, so she'd be a great race buddy!