Every summer I sign up for my favorite triathlons or ones that I can do with my friends. This summer I haven't signed up for any mostly because I didn't really train all winter and I was kind of excited to have nothing on the calendar. Except, for someone like me - a race with a paid registration fee, is usually the only thing that keeps me motivated. So last week I decided on a new, specific goal for this summer. SPEED. And by speed, I mean MY kind of speed which means faster than I've been before. This speed goal is only about ME and my PRs -not about being faster than anyone other than myself. I will constantly need to remind myself of that bc I often get caught up in "I'll never be faster than_________ (insert name of anyone I run with)".
This goal has to be about me and only me as......
In order to stay focused on this goals, I need to publicly announce my times that I'm trying to beat - this isn't easy for me so be kind:
5K: 27:38 Pace: 8:53 October 2013
10K: 1:03:09 Pace 10:09 September 20, 2014
I'm looking for a 5K every month and a 10K every other month - my goal is to work on speed all summer and get faster with each race. The ultimate goal: beat the above PR by the end of 2017. So far I have a few races that are officially on the calendar:
Saturday, June 10th - NYRR Mini 10K
Sunday, June 18th - Father's Day 5K
Saturday, July 8th - Women's Distance Festival 5K
Working on the rest of the schedule for remaining of the Summer/Fall. Anyone want to join me? Links are attached to above races!