With the start of a new marathon training cycle, comes new goals and aspirations. I used to keep my goals to myself, but I realized that was zero fun, and by sharing my goals, it helps to keep me more accountable on the days I don’t feel like doing anything but staying in bed all day!
Goals for 2011…
- Finish the Boston Marathon
- Finish the NYC Marathon
- Pace my brother in his first marathon!
- Marathon: 3:20:00. Whoa! That looks much faster on paper than it did in my head!
- Half Marathon: sub-1:30:00. I just puked it my mouth.
- 5K: Break 20:00 for the first time in my life! SERIOUSLY! This must happen!
I am no stranger to putting my nose to the grindstone and doin’ work son! Like I mentioned before, it took me seven (SEVEN!) tries to qualify for Boston. I am older, wiser, and more in-touch with my body and what works (training, nutrition, hydration, etc.) for me and what doesn’t. I know this training plan is going to rock my world (Hello, speedworkout Thursdays?!), but it will be SO worth it. I am dedicating all of my training and my race to something much bigger than myself, to those battling cancer, survivors, caregivers and all who have lost their battles. Check out My Story to learn more about why I have chosen to run with Team DetermiNATION.
“A runner is a miser, spending the pennies of his energy with great stinginess, constantly wanting to know how much he has spent and how much longer he will be expected to pay. He wants to be broke precisely the moment he no longer needs his coin.” -John Parker, Once a Runner