I have been thinking about 2012 for about 3 months. The more I think about my 2012 goals, the more excited I am to start this new journey. 2012 will be VERY different from 2011 at least as it relates to running, but I think that’s going to be a great thing. Here are my big goals for 2012 (smaller sub goals to be discussed later):
B.) Run faster – I don’t run to be fast, to win, or to even PR. I run to be healthy and to have fun (and I’m addicted to the bling and the social aspect). That said, I’m SLOW and I need to get faster so that my long runs and other training runs don’t take SO long. I’m going to work on speed rather than distance in 2012. I want to work hard and ultimately get down to a 10:30 m/m for a 5K (32:45) and then the McMillian Calculator’s prediction for the other distances (ex: 31:30 3M, 1:08:02 10K, 2:31:23 half marathon). I was able to go from a 12:46 m/m 5K PR pace in 2010 to a 12:10 m/m 5K PR pace in 2011. I know it’s possible that I may not get down to a 10:30 m/m in just one year, but consider that my long term goal with an 11:20 m/m being my target for 2012.
C.) Save money for a fun 2013 race schedule – stay tuned
D.) Return my attention to things I’ve abandoned since beginning half marathon training in April 2010 (ex: weeds in my landscaping bed, other forms of physical activity especially weight training and aerobics, and other hobbies like beading). With quicker runs, I should have more time to do other things I’ve neglected.
What are you most looking forward to in 2012?