- Run every day of 2011 (keep running streak alive)
- Hit 50 miles at Howl at the Moon 8-Hour race
- Finish an ultra-marathon in FiveFinger shoes
- Set at least one new running personal record (PR)
Why these goals? The first goal should keep me running consistently, but with due caution. I need to stay healthy and injury free to continue the running streak. Nothing too crazy. The second goal sets a nice performance standard that will be difficult, but not impossible, to reach. It'll keep me motivated to do my long runs. The third goal will continue my quest toward minimalism. That means more and more running and walking completely barefoot. The final goal will hopefully get me to run shorter races and do speed work at the appropriate times. I like the open-ended nature of "any PR distance" rather than stating a single race PR. In my mind, I think I can knock off several distance PRs, but my goal is to conquer "at least one" new PR.
I hope 2011 (the "year of the rabbit") sees me hopping along the roads and trails fast and injury free. Hope you achieve all of your running goals in 2011...of course, that means you need to SET some goals! What are you waiting for? Set at least one goal for the new year and start moving toward it. One baby step at a time. That's how all running goals are completed. Good luck. Have a great new year!