I’m not sure what I was thinking when I wrote this sentence in my goals for 2012:
I am going to run a sub-20 5K or die trying.
Well, I didn’t do either of those things this year, but the year was not a total loss.
I ran two marathons (Big Sur in 3:49 and CIM in a monsoon in 3:43).
I brought my half marathon PR down to 1:38:40, my 10K PR down to 44:30 (official) or 44:00 (training run), and my 5K PR down to 20:52. Can’t complain about any of that!
2013 is going to be a little different, though. As of right now, there is only ONE race on the calendar.
I don’t have a time goal for the Long Course (70.3) at Wildflower. The bike course is slightly terrifying, and the run course is 60% trails.
Other than finishing that, my only goals for this year are:
1. Do at least two non-running workouts a week. During tri training, this will obviously be happening a lot. But while I was training for CIM, I pretty much didn’t do anything but run, and I think I got a little burned out. I’m still totally in love with ZWOW workouts and am kind of tempted to try a few of these.
2. Do at least 3 trail races. Because trails are so freaking fun.
3. Track my mileage all year. This year I ran somewhere around 1500 miles, but I forgot to log a few of my runs. I’m over Daily Mile so I’m looking for something new. I like Training Peaks, but I feel like it’s mostly geared toward time and I can’t really figure out how to tally total mileage (but maybe that’s a good thing?)
As far as the direction this blog is headed…I’m not really sure. I’ve definitely slowed way down on posting, and I talk almost as much about running as I do about food now. I definitely don’t intend to quit blogging altogether, but I’m probably going to post only when I have a really good recipe or a race recap or an obscenely cute picture of my child. I’m grateful to everyone who still reads, comments, and emails, and I love having this place to vent about crappy workouts, celebrate good races, and share delicious things I’ve made (when I remember to take pictures of them).
Happy New Year!