Happy New Year everyone! I took a break from blogging over the holidays, but I'm back and ready for a great year! I wasn't really planning on setting any goals for the year (I tend to think more in the shorter term when it comes to goals), but last week I attended a New Year's run at Philadelphia Runner (which wound up being a 5k in the snow), and as part of the after party, we declared our 2014 running goals. I had some running goals that I've been thinking about for a while now, so I decided to declare them loud and proud (and throw in some extras for good measure). After all - sharing goals with the world is one of the best ways hold yourself accountable, right? I bring to you both my running AND fitness goals for 2014!
1. Run a 5k in under 25 minutes
I'll be doing a modified version of this workout 2-3 times/week: How far can you run in 30 minutes? (doing the workout three times before going to the next level). I'll also throw in some speed workouts for good measure. This goal is a little bit of a "cheat" goal, since I'm already pretty close!
2. Run a half marathon in under 1 hour and 50 minutes
I'm hoping that my weekday training (goal #1), will help me meet this goal. I haven't had many long runs since the Philly Half Marathon, but starting this week, I'm going to change that. I'm signed up for the Philly LOVE Run on March 30, so this will be my first chance to tackle this goal. It'll be 3:25 off my last half marathon, so it's a little bit of a stretch for me, but dream big, right?
3. Run 1000 miles in a year
4. Do 5 pullups in a row
5. Consistently use 10kg total for the biceps track in Bodypump
Every time I run a challenge group, I make it a goal to do a bodypump bicep track with 5kg weights on each side. Each time I meet this goal, my arms feel like they might fall off, and I drop my weight when the challenge is over. I'd really like to strengthen my biceps to the point where this weight selection in the "norm" for me. It's going to involve some strength training outside of Bodypump, so I'll start with my favorite P90x workout - shoulders, biceps and triceps.