1/17: PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon (C Race)
2/28: RnR New Orleans Marathon (B Race)
3/??: Random half marathon?? (A Race?)
4/17: Pat Tillman 4.2 Memorial Run (C Race)
6/6: RnR San Diego Marathon (A Race)
6/26: RnR Seattle Marathon (C Race)
7/??: Arizona Road Racers 5K (A Race)
8-9??/?? Sprint triathlon!!
11/??: RnR San Antonio Marathon (A Race)
11/??: Mi Amigo Turkey Trot (C Race) – This one will be based on where I am for Thanksgiving
12/??: RnR Vegas Marathon (B Race)
A Races I’ll be racing for a PR
B Races I’ll be running 20-30 seconds slower than my PR pace
C Races I’ll be treating as long training runs / fun runs
- DON’T GET HURT
- Sub 3:20 marathon (I believe they call these "big fat hairy audacious" goals)
- Race any half marathon
- Sub 19:00 5K (Another bigger fatter goal - probably harder than the 3:20)
- Run a timed and accurately measured mile (Sanctioned race preferably)
- Complete a sprint triathlon!!!
Up until this point, I’ve only held to a select few of my non running fitness goals (yeah, no one got postcards like I said I would send). I haven’t been lifting weights or doing core work but I have been stretching like a Russian gymnast. So, I’m going to work to do weights AND core 3x per week. If I am going to hit my 5K goal, core strength is going to be key.
Yes, you read that last one right. I’d love to compete in a sprint triathlon at some point this year. It will likely need to be late in the year, so I have a lot of time to answer all of the questions that I have AND get good at swimming. I doubt that I will be able to cannonball my way through the swim portion of the race!