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.