Whelp, I decided to fall somewhere in the middle. So, I’ll have a Superman cape on, but I’ll be drunk.....and I'll be having a BLAST with the x-ray vision.
Here are my goals / resolutions for 2011.
Run a 3:15 marathon
Yeah, remember that I had a 3:20 marathon goal out there? I decided that since I couldn’t muster that in 3 tries, I’d just train for a 3:15 marathon instead – skip right over it. This is how my brain works. Can’t win the lottery? Just start digging for oil. Skip right over.
Make one attempt at a 3:10 marathon
During 2011, I WILL start a marathon running a 7:15 pace and hold on for dear life. In fact, I will probably start out closer to a 7:10 pace. I’m not saying that I will actually RUN a Boston Qualifying marathon time – but so help me, as long as I wish I was a member of N'Sync, I’m going to give it the college try. I’m really going to focus on quality marathons vs quantity this year which I think will help a lot.
Run a sub 18:10 5K
That is 20 seconds faster than my current 5K PR. I think I’ve farted longer than 20 seconds. I should be able to knock 20 seconds off a 5 THOUSAND meter race. Right? RIGHT? (In actuality, this will be pretty hard) (Update: So, I've been writing these over the past 3 weeks or so and as it turns out, I sort of / kind of ran a 18:35ish 5K. So, needed to kick this one up a notch. BAM)
Do some form of core work after EVERY training run
One thing that I’ve been lacking this past year is
To go from this:
Hopefully, to go to this:
Volunteer for at least one race
It is fun, you usually get a free shirt, and you sometimes get to meet cool online running buddies. Just like Wilford Brimley says: “There is just no reason not to”
So, there they are! Hopefully I don’t need a superman cape for all of them. But, I think that they are just hard enough that I can’t be drunk the entire time and waltz right through them either.