Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Goals

Each year it seems I have fewer and fewer running goals. For me it helps to focus on just a few important goals, when I had a lot of goals they started to interfere with each other (i.e. increasing speed for a shorter race distance while also increasing distance to do longer races) and I ended up getting injured with overtraining.

These are my goals for 2013:

1. Run a 12-hour race

2. Complete 8 half-marathons (this is part of a larger, multi-year goal to complete 30 half-marathons before I turn 30 in July 2014. Currently I am at 16.)

3. Run 1000 miles (this year I ran 970 miles and was very tempted to squeeze 30 miles into the last 2 days of the year.)

Race calendar so far:

January - Cascade Half-Marathon

February - Heart Breaker Half-Marathon

March - Lincoln City Half-Marathon

April - nothing planned

May - Hippie Chick Half-Marathon (walking with my mom for Mother's Day) and Redmond Watershed Preserve 12-Hour Run

June - Helvetia Half-Marathon and Vancouver USA Half-Marathon

July - Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon (birthday weekend tradition)

August - nothing planned

September - nothing planned

October - Autumn Leaves 50K or 50 Miler

November - nothing planned

December - Operation Jack Northwest 6-Hour Run

So there you have it! 2013 in black and white. Somewhere in there I will add 1 or 2 more half-marathons to reach that goal.

It's shaping up to be a good year.


  1. Awesome goals and race schedule! We have the same 1000 mile goal for the year. I was 160 from that last year, so I have alot more groud to make up than you. You will easily hit 1000 with your ultra training!

  2. Great goals, Meg!! Very proud of you...keep up the hard work. You're putting me to shame!