- 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)
My running streak ended on February 28, 2011 at 95 days straight. I got a calf injury when trying to run really fast on a treadmill and just couldn't shake it without taking a few days off from any running. Stupid thing to do in the winter when my main goal was to build a solid aerobic base--thus the running streak idea. Stupidity and lack of discipline killed the streak, but I learned a lot.
The second half of 2011 has the potential to be quite good. I have 6 weeks of training left before Howl at the Moon 8-Hour race on August 13. Soon after Howl the temperatures will start to cool down and my training and racing should get faster. I'll try to stick with my "Summer of Malmo" training plan until August 13. That means as many running days as possible, most at a very easy pace, with a touch of speed thrown in each week. My Garmin Forerunner 305 watch is motivating me to get more runs in and it should keep me motivated by providing solid evidence of improvement (pace and heart rate) on similar training courses.