Tuesdays on the Run: 2015 Goals Update


Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life

This week’s topic is: 2015 Goals Update

6 months down. 6 months to go.  So how am I doing on my 15 goals  for this year??

GOALS
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1. Do not get injured.

No major injuries just some nagging foot issues.

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ouchy!

2. Run 3-4 times a week ALL YEAR.

Yes, for the most part.

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2x before work

2x before work

3. Continue fitting in tennis and/or yoga once a week.

Tennis, yes. Yoga, no!

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4. Do some upper body exercises.

Just a few times. Nothing to write home about.

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5. Finish all of my races under 10 minutes per mile (except half marathons)

Yes. Except 15ks and 10 milers.

Cherry Blossom 5k – 8:59
Bacon Hill 5K – 9:00
Delmar Dash 5m – 9:09
Shamrock Shuffle 5m – 9:17
Runnin’ of the Green 4m – 9:21
Spring Run Off 10k – 9:22
Polar Cap 4m – 9:24
Albany Law Day 5k – 9:25
Mastodon Challenge 5k – 9:25
Freihofer Run for Women 5k – 9:28
Betar Byway 5k – 9:28
Mother’s Day 5K – 9:45
HMRRC Winter Series #3 10K – 9:48

6. Run at least one race per month and at least 20 for the year.
Yes.  20 so far…
January – 4
February – 2
March – 3
April – 3
May – 6
June – 2

7. Run a race in another state.

Yes. Florida, (almost California), New Jersey and Vermont
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West Palm Beach Half in FL

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Asbury Park Half in NJ

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VCM Relay in VT

8. Run in NYC.
No. Not yet.

9. Get several Age Group awards.

Yes. 9.

10. PR in a half marathon.

Yes.

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West Palm Beach Half – 2:09:40

11. PR at another distance.

Yes. 4 mile and 5 mile.

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Runnin’ of the Green 4m – 37:27

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Delmar Dash 5m – 45:26

12. Join a running group or two.

Yes. Freihofer Training Challenge.

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13. Volunteer.

Yes. At the HMRRC Winter Series Marathon and I was a GOTR running buddy.

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14. Run over 900 miles.

Not if I don’t get moving.  5 Half marathons and only 404 miles so far. (Last year I ran 911 miles.)

2015

15. Continue to blog almost everyday.
Yes.
So what do I focus from now until the end of the year? 
  • Keep up the weekly runs
  • Continue signing up for races
  • Drag myself to the gym now and then
  • Take a yoga class or two
  • Focus on speed for the shorter races.
  • Prepare for my half marathon in October.
  • Find a solution for my annoying achy feet (besides surgery)
  • Lose those extra pounds.

That should keep me busy!!!

Happy Running. Did you set goals for this year? If so, how are you doing?

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11 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: 2015 Goals Update

  1. Strength training could help with the extra pounds – you might not actually lose weight, but you’ll look more toned. Not easy to fit in, I know.

    9 AG awards! Wow!

    Let me know when you want to run NYC. 🙂 Except I could only do it on a weekend; can’t leave the dogs alone that long.

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  2. 9 AG snags- awesome!! and omg, 20 races, lol I can’t even imagine. I will be excited if I get two more races in this year 🙂
    Last year I ran 1,058 miles. I wanted to pass that this year even if just by a mile, but i am quite behind my usual pace since I was out for six weeks.

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  3. Nice job Darlene….I can’t believe you have already run 20 races. You are a racing machine! I am well down on my mileage for the year, but I never have a yearly goal. I mostly want to stay healthy and unfortunately my calf has been giving me fits. I think the dog bite injury has come back to haunt me.

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