Recently on Twitter I’ve been reading about how people are currently planning out their 2013 race schedules. Already? I’m fairly new to the running scene and apparently I spent the last year signing up for races haphazardly. Last year the only real plan I had was to train and run the Chicago Half Marathon. This year I have some serious running related goals in mind. So I’m going get on board with all you other running crazies and start planning 2013.
I’d like to run at least one race a month beginning in March. However, my friends can easily talk me into running any race so I’m also okay with running more than one race a month? Where? Sign me up!
I have only run one 10K. Last April my goal was to finish in under an hour. I was super thrilled when I ran it in 57:49. I’ve lost count how many 5Ks I have ran and I am getting faster and faster each time. I am hoping the same will be true of my upcoming 10K times. There’s only one way to find out and that’s to run some more 10Ks, which is definitely in the plans for 2013.
As far as my 5K racing goes I’d like to set another PR. Who wouldn’t, right?! There has only been one time where I ran a 5K slower than a subsequent one. It always amazes me how fast I can run these races since I never train that fast. Something about racing must bring out the fast in me. Relatively speaking of course. My current PR is 24:31. I’d love to see a 23 at the beginning of that PR, but I’ll take any improvement with a smile.
I ran my first half marathon last year. Even though I know you’re not suppose to set a time goal for your first race of any distance, I still fantasized about running it in under 2 hours. I came so close at 2:00:49. I would love to run a sub 2 hour half marathon next year.
Last but definitely not least, I will run my first marathon in 2013. This is the only race, which I already know the specifics. I will run the Chicago Marathon. I cannot tell you how excited I am to begin training. I can hardly wait, but it seems so far in the distant future.
I may not have registered yet for any races in 2013, but I now have an outline of what I want to accomplish. Here I come 2013!
Do you have your race schedule planned for next year?