It has taken me a bit, but I have decided on my goals for the year, 2017. Looking back, I didn’t race nearly as much as I like to and I think my running fitness was low overall because of it. 2015 on the other hand, I raced a lot and felt fit for the year. I think this is why I decided long ago that 2017 was going to be a committed year for me and that I wanted to race well. With that in mind, here is my list, in no particular order.

Goals for 2017

  1. Set 2 new PR’s. I want to set a couple PR’s this year. It’s been awhile since I have PR’d, so why not go for two new ones in 2017.
  2. Race a new distance. I raced 5K’s, 5 milers, 13.1, and 26.2. Time to try a 1 mile, 10K, or something new to test me.
  3. Go longer than 26.2. I’ve been thinking for a couple years about trying a 50 K, or a 6 hr. run. Maybe this is the year, plus it takes care of #2!
  4. Commit to 2017 entirely. As I talked about above, I need a full year of commitment to see how I can race, 2017 is the time.
  5. Marathon #4. I would like to run a marathon a year for the foreseeable future, checking out new races and gaining race hardware.
  6. Win an age group. This one I have done, but not in a year or two. I want to get back down in time and rule the road.
  7. Win a race. This is going to take a little help; i.e., a weaker field. But hey, a win would be a win, right?

That’s it. The goals for the year are solidified and recorded. There’s no backing out now. After I post this, in a week or so, I plan to sidebar it to keep it active and viewable near the top of the site. I would love to hear your running goals, etc. for the year as well. Feel free to share and I will link it up to my site.

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