I’m feeling kinda, sorta hyper today. I think it is because I actually got a decent amount of sleep last night. I might have to try and do this 11pm bed time thing more frequently as it is amazing. 🙂
Now, despite my crap-tastic runs of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about the bigger picture–bigger picture being the runs I have planned in the next 12-18 months…yes, I am planning THAT far ahead (Tink, Dopey, Twin Cities, Nike Womens, RnR LV). Nothing is concrete, mind you, but there are so many ideas forming.
One of the most prominent ideas in my head right now is the idea of sub 145–for both my body weight and my half marathon time, though the former is only a goal because it will make the latter a bit easier to achieve. Oh and did I mention that I want this sub 145 goal for the Princess Half? Because, yeah, that is the plan. I really want to make up for my disappointing performance at Princess in 2013.
Are these goals possible? I have no idea. Hah!
With regard to the running, I think it might. I ran the Dumbo Double Dare in September 2013 and scored a PR of 1:52 and change. I have a goal of trying to be sub 1:50 for the Queen City Half Marathon in September. Arguably I could work to take off 5 minutes in 4.5 months?
I haven’t weighed in the 140s since I was 14 years old and the lightest adult weight I ever hit (in a healthy way) was 155 and that is when I’m in prime racing condition (which I am SO not at now). I do know that being lighter makes running faster easier. Plus it will make me look extra smokin’ in a bikini in Orlando and Hawaii in October! Hah! Admittedly, for the first time in my life, the weight loss thing isn’t a huge thing for me. I’m actually pretty happy with my weight and how I look right now, so if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be a big deal (wow, can’t believe I am writing this and actually, truly believe it).
I don’t have a “plan” yet as to how to accomplish this–but the ideas are most definitely percolating in my mind. And yes, the plan will most certainly become a blog post or 10. 🙂
Am I crazy? hah!
Anyone else have any goals that feel like a far reach? Did you achieve them? How did you do it? Any advice?
How long in advance to you plan your big races?
What race are you looking most forward to this year? Next year?