30 December, 2009

2010 plans and goals

My running goals/plans for 2010 are shaping up as follows:

1.) get back to "fighting weight." 4-5 months of focused effort should do the trick.
2.) work up to a mileage base of 30 miles/week by April/May timeframe and hold there through June.
3.) Starting in June/July, start working in some doubles in prep for 100-on-100 Relay on August 14th.
4.) Starting in July, training season for NYC Marathon starts.
5.) Blow my marathon PR out of the water.

and I may try for:
6.) a yearly mileage goal of 1200-1400 miles. Just not sure how to come up with a goal number given the peaks and valleys of training cycles.

22 December, 2009

It's been a while since I've posted here. Not a lot to say for myself really. I've been in a bit of a mental slump. We're in the dark cold season here in VT, and especially the last month or so with the short-and-getting-shorter days, it's been very tough to motivate to do anything. All I've wanted to do is go home after work, make soup, and curl up on the couch under a blanket. :-)

But we passed the shortest day of the year yesterday, the tide has turned, and it's time to get my tail in gear.

My main goal this time of year is consistency with number of days that I'm running. I'm shooting for 4 days/week right now, and not focusing on length of run. I just need to get out the door, into the gym, and get moving (oh yeah, I'm a treadmill runner for the winter).

I'll report back in regularly.