1. Run 65 miles by the end of the month.
To train for my half marathon, I want to increase my mileage. I am trying to do so gradually. So far, I've been adding about 5 miles per month to my monthly total. As of today I've run 48 miles, so I am on track to hit 65!
2. Do yoga or extra stretching for 60 minutes each week.
Last summer when I was doing yoga consistently for a month at Yoga Tree, I saw improvement in my running performance. Daniel has been focused on injury prevention for the past few months, so this was a great opportunity to introduce him to yoga and help myself. So far I have stayed consistent with this by doing Tara Stiles DVDs and fitmixer boot camp has been great at providing daily warm-ups and cool-downs that emphasize stretching and recovery.
3. Run the Resolution Run 10k in under an hour.
Drumroll please! As promised in the last post, my race results. Chip time - 58:16. The race began at Stonebridge Beach Club in McKinney and the first half of the race was uphill. This course was tougher than I remember. I did the same course last May and my time was 1:06:52. I improved my time by over 8 minutes in 8 months. I was so excited and proud of myself. I even got a medal in my age group. This is a first for me! *Disclaimer: it was a small race*
Gold medal, baby!
As for the rest of 2013, my major goals/plans are to run 2 half marathons and eliminate my need for soda (this goal is coming along nicely). Coming soon, I need to work on my February goals. Do any of you regularly set monthly goals?