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2018 Running Goals – An Update Part 1

2018 Running Goals

As we’re now a quarter of the way through 2018 (wait what?! How did that happen?!) I thought it was time to update my running goals. I’m going to be honest. I’ve forgotten what some of them are so this will be interesting!

My current parkrun PB is 43:27, which I set in February. I’ve lost my running mojo a bit since then and I’m not really sure why! I think the holiday to Scotland and not running that week bar the parkrun knocked me off schedule a bit and I’ve just found it hard to get back on track. I’m hoping a 40 minute 5K is still something that is achievable in 2018.

I’m now an outside runner. I prefer running outside. I never thought I’d see the day to be honest. I always thought running outside was so much harder than running on the treadmill. Now I’m completely the other way. I hate running on a treadmill and have to make it bearable by watching YouTube videos. The last few weeks it feels like all it’s done is rain so I have done a couple of runs on the treadmill. This is definitely contributing to my lack of mojo but I’m just not a rain runner!

OK so obviously I can’t complete this goal until October but I can definitely tell you how my training is going. If I had have done this update at the beginning of March I’d have said my training is going really well. I was up to 4 miles and running well and without injury. However, I haven’t done a run longer than a parkrun since 4th March. I really need to get on this and find my mojo or else the Great South Run is going to be a very painful 10 miles.

I haven’t completed any other races yet in 2018 but I certainly have a busy race calendar coming up. If you want to read my post about what races I’m taking part in, it can be found HERE I’ve also added one more race since that post which is the Southampton Airport Runway Run.

So all in all how are my running goals going? Well so so. I just hope I can find my mojo again and pronto!

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My Running Goals for 2018

2018 Running Goals

It’s that time of year where everyone is looking forward to 2018 and thinking of New Years Resolutions or Goals. I’ve been thinking of some myself, just like I did in 2017. This time though I’ve made running specific goals and have yet to decide if these will be my focus or if I’ll set some life goals too.

Here’s what I’m hoping will come out of my running in 2018.

I finally managed to get my 5K time to under 45 minutes and now it’s time to strive for the next goal. I chose 40 minutes, but with a whole year to work on this I might get closer to 35. I thought about adding 30 minutes in there but right now that seems practically impossible!

At the minute I’m only really running a parkrun on the seafront or running on the treadmill at home. I need to get outside more and run on a variety of terrains as this will help my running. By attending the club nights with Gosport Road Runners I’m hoping this will help with this goal.

To simply survive the 10 mile long Great South Run in October is the main goal. To complete it in 2.5 hour or less is the secondary goal.

So far I’m signed up for two races in 2018. I’d like to sign up to a few more. It’ll help me get some practice in before the dreaded GSR!

Are you setting any goals for 2018?

What are your running goals for 2018?

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