Back in January I announced that I had Big Goals for the New Year and I’m checking in today to update you on my progress for the past 6 months.
My Goal Race
I hadn’t signed up for Chicago yet or known that it was going to be a lottery system for the first time this year but back in January I announced that my goal race was to run the Chicago Marathon on October 12th. I’m definitely on track with this one because I am in week 4 of my training cycle.
14 in 2014
I also planned to run 14 races in the year 2014. So far I’ve raced 5 road races and 4 virtual races. Initially I had wanted to only count road races for this goal but I’m not sure that I would make that goal at this point. Virtual races count officially so I’m keeping them in my total for now as well.
It’s been a fun year of PR’s in the 5k,10k and the half marathon. I’ve also managed to place in my age group at a couple of races!
So far I’ve raced the Frosty 5k, 5 by the 5th February, 5 by the 5th March, St. Patrick’s Day Party & Run 4 miler, 5 by the 5th April, Easter Sun Run 10k, World Run Virtual Race, Prairie Fire Half Marathon and the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k.
Run This Year
Lastly, my most lofty goal was to run this year in kilometers. That’s 2,014 kilometers for the year or 1,251.44 miles for 2014. I have never ran this many miles in a year before but I knew that in training for a spring half and a fall full this goal would be within my sight. I just need to keep running in between my training plans to get the mileage in for the year.
So far for the year I’ve logged 611.07 miles which means I am only 14.65 miles away from the halfway mark. Considering that my mileage is only increasing with the upcoming marathon training long runs, I think this goal is right on track.
Did you set 2014 goals? How are they coming along?
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