Thursday, January 22, 2009

2008 Year in Review

So back in Jan 2008 I made the following goals:
1. Work back to 3 days a week by my birthday (a month away).
2. Train and RUN the Big Lake Half Marathon (key word is run)
3. Run a race a month from May to October.
4. Maintain 3 days a week running while planning a wedding for 150 people. (Can we say stress relief)
5. Stop thinking, start running!

Here are my actual stats for 2008:

* Ran 208.3 Mi/(Ran 294 in 2007)
* Entered 6 races, but no half marathons (Entered 8 in 2007)
* PR'd in the 5k, 10k and 5 miler!
* Planned a wedding for 120 people, got married, and honeymooned in Yellowstone!

So my 2008 running statistics weren't too bad considering I felt like I didn't run at all! This year should be better pending any major life events!

Goals for 2009:
* Run 500 miles one day at a time!
* Enter 7 races, including one half marathon!
* PR in the 5k, 10k, 5 miler, and half marathon!
* Find a nice flat marathon for 2010!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Years Plan

I'm back on the running wagon! While I've been off the wagon I've managed to run zero times and gain 10 pounds!.....and it's just 8 weeks days until we leave for Jamaica! I need to get my butt in gear, literally!

I'm doing Hal Higdon's Novice Half Marathon plan to get ready for a race in April. I chose Hal Higdon because it fit my 12 week schedule and didn't start off too fast! Jeff Galloway also has a good half marathon plan as I've discussed before, but he trains for 18 weeks for a half! (which is probably better, but I don't have that kind of time)

I also joined the Dover rec center because it was becoming way too difficult to run outside in the frigid weather! They've added a new treadmill, so it's not too bad. Last week was nice was empty! I was afraid people would be lined up at the treadmills with the cold weather, but there were only 3 people running!

So week I ran 2 miles on Wednesday, 2 miles on Thursday, and will do 4 miles tomorrow. 8 for the first week! (Not to bad!)