A couple of nice people encouraged me in my goal to do the half at the Melbourne Marathon next year. Gosh you are all lovely. Thank you.

So that, along with the questionnaire for my new coach, I have been thinking a bit about goals in the short and medium term. So I thought I would share them here and see how I go:

  1. run the last two SiS and hopefully improve my times at each
  2. Races wise, spend the summer doing 5km, 8km and 10km races about once every month to 6 weeks so that I always have something to look forward to while I try to consolidate my training and improve some of my times
  3. Increase my mileage every month
  4. Break 7min/km pace
  5. Break 6min/km pace
  6. Run the R4TK in April
  7. Train towards my first half sometime in April, May, June, July
  8. Run 10K in under 52 min (this is my only real remaining PB from when I used to run)
  9. Run the half at the Melbourne Marathon and hopefully work towards a full in 2008

It’s all a but full on in my head to be thinking about these things, but I remind myself that this time next year I will have been hopefully running regularly for 18 months. I have already been running for less than 6 months and in that time, I have gone from running for 60 seconds at a time, to running for 80mins at a time. None of these goals are set in stone except for the short term ones.

But I am a methodical bugger so it helps me to know where I intend to be heading in the longer term. This is pretty motivating for me rather than just heading out to tool around the streets every now and then aimlessly.