Sub 145?

Hello Lovelies!

I’m feeling kinda, sorta hyper today.Ā  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. šŸ™‚

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).Ā  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.Ā  Oh and did I mention that I want this sub 145 goal for the Princess Half?Ā  Because, yeah, that is the plan.Ā  I really want to make up for my disappointing performance at Princess in 2013.

Are these goals possible?Ā  I have no idea.Ā  Hah!

With regard to the running, I think it might.Ā  I ran the Dumbo Double Dare in September 2013 and scored a PR of 1:52 and change.Ā  I have a goal of trying to be sub 1:50 for the Queen City Half Marathon in September.Ā  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).Ā  I do know that being lighter makes running faster easier.Ā  Plus it will make me look extra smokin’ in a bikini in Orlando and Hawaii in October! Hah!Ā  Admittedly, for the first time in my life, the weight loss thing isn’t a huge thing for me.Ā  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.Ā  And yes, the plan will most certainly become a blog post or 10. šŸ™‚

Am I crazy? hah!

Anyone else have any goals that feel like a far reach?Ā  Did you achieve them?Ā  How did you do it? Any advice?

How long in advance to you plan your big races?Ā 

What race are you looking most forward to this year?Ā  Next year?

Much love,

~Princess Lisa





22 thoughts on “Sub 145?

    • Jenn, don’t compare–everyone is at a different place in their running and there are many different goals to hit. Plus, if it helps, I ran princess 2013 in 2:17 and change and followed that with the Disneyland Half (as part of DDD) with a 1:52 and change. Amazing things can happen with a bit of work!

  1. Uh, I’m pretty sure Dopey 2016 is already a concrete plan and while we’re talking Disney, I do believe my marathon medal from last year says something like “it’s kind of fun to do the impossible” or something like that. I just said no to a doughnut, so basically ANYTHING is possible.

    • Hah! I love that you are holding me to Dopey, even if I don’t know if I have the guts to do it. šŸ™‚ You are right though–it is fun to do the impossible. Especially if I can sneak in the odd cupcake…or donut! We might also have to drink some champagne or mojitos or something, post race. It might be the only way to kill the pain. Plus champagne after races is just sort of a fun new tradition I have started this year. I sorta like it.

      Man, now I really want a donut. SO wish I had access to Krispy Kreme north of the border!

  2. I think planning ahead is always a great idea! At this point, the next half I have on my agenda is during the Dumbo Double Dare, and I fear that after the 10k, it might be a bit of a challenge to hit what I want during that one. (Plus, it’s DISNEY). So I guess that’s why I want to find a local half to really push myself on before then! Here’s hoping! šŸ™‚

    • I think that the key to trying to PR at DDD is doing a number of back to back runs to copy race day. I found those, and the odd two a days to get used to running on tired legs, made all the difference in terms of my prep. Hopefully you won’t have a crazy heatwave like last year–it was brutal.

      And for the record, you can totally make a PR happen, even if it is Disney–especially in light of what you just did and Nike Women’s in DC! šŸ™‚

  3. Am so jealous of your sleep.

    Anyways – OF COURSE YOU CAN DO IT!
    I have no motivation right now but I would love to be in the low 140s. Right now I’m in the high 140s maybe? Don’t own a scale. Don’t plan to either.

    But in 4.5 months…you can. And if you don’t, you feel good and that’s all that matters!

    • It was an amazing sleep. I might try to do it again tonight. šŸ™‚

      I’m glad to hear you have faith in me. I feel like, if I can avoid injury, I can make it to the running goal…and maybe somewhere close to weight loss. Either way, it’s all about trying and how will I ever know if I don’t try, right? lol.

  4. Ummmmm, I am REALLY glad that I weight a lot less that my desired PR time. But that is an awesome goal! I would love to be that weight…and run that fast, but I’ll settle for 2:15!

    And I was planning on Goofy since February 2012…the race is in January 2015. Take that your measly 12-18 month in advance planning! lol

    • I think it is all relative. I’m not sure why that number popped into my head, but it’s been nagging at me for a few months now…and I feel like I could maybe achieve the running one. The body weight one…who knows…it would be a nice to have goal (partially for vanity, mostly for running improvements), not a mandatory thing…if that makes sense.

      And I think 2:15 is a great goal and you will knock it out of the park real soon, Kellie! šŸ™‚

      Yay for Goofy and lots of pre planning! I am so excited to watch you train and work up to that amazing goal! šŸ™‚ Before the existence of Dopey, I wanted to do Goofy before I turned 40…39.3 miles when I was, pretty much 39.3 years old. lol. I thought it would be clever.

      • That actually makes perfect sense! And thanks for the confidence on the 2:15…If I’m lucky, MAYBE it might be realistic within a year, but there’s still a ways to go!

        And the 39.3 when you’re 39.3 is a great idea! You’ll just have to do the Dopey and then do the Goofy. You can’t NOT do something that clever šŸ™‚

      • I think it is def. do-able. Approach the idea of speed training like you would for a WOD at Cross Fit. Despite the fact that my knees and Cross Fit don’t like each other, I learned a lot from my time as a cross fitter when it came to pushing past your comfort zone, which is what getting faster is all about!

        Oh and side note–if we do Dopey in 2018, then maybe you can join me for Goofy in 2019 for my 39 1/3 birthday tribute!?

      • That’s so funny! I never thought of it that way. I’ve found a way to push myself through all those nightmare WODs yet I can’t/don’t do it on my runs. Thanks for the new training outlook!

        And I’ll consider it! …if I live through Goofy the first time AND Dopey šŸ˜‰

      • It is the only thing that I have carried with me from my 6 months at cross fit (fortunately the knee problems that flared up with ass to grass cf style squats have healed).

        Let me know how this and the 15 minute rule treat you–hopefully it will give you the motivation and/or break you need for your workouts. šŸ˜‰

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