Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Goals

Happy New Year! I had a great New Years' Eve ushering in the new year with some fun friends, and then spent a relaxing first day of the new year with my family. Today I managed to get the Christmas decorations down and the house all put back together, so I feel like I am starting the year with a clean house, and clean slate.

Running goals for 2011:
1) Run a sub-4:30 marathon. My PR is 4:31:ish, so this should be doable.
2) Run a sub-2:00 half-marathon. My PR is 2:02:08, so again, doable.
3) Run at least 75 miles every month. I thought about setting this at 100, but my miles have been low the last few months and I didn't want to set myself up for failure right away.

Triathlon goals for 2011:
1) Do at least three triathlons this summer (hopefully at least one Olympic distance).
2) Swim twice per week starting this week!

That about covers it.

I have been ramping up my training, trying to get a good base for the start of Fargo training at the end of the month. This week:

Monday: Pilates
Tuesday: 1 hour kettlebells class
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run (hills)
Thursday: 3 mile run (easy)
Friday: rest
Saturday: 3 miles (1st run of 2011!)
Sunday: 3 miles

I had planned on running at least 6 miles today, but it was below zero out and my face was just frozen. Gotta love January in Minnesota.


Anne said...

Happy New Year Heather! Sounds like it's going to be a great one :)

Jill said...

Oh, you are going to ROCK those goals out of the water! Have you picked a marathon yet to run?

I hope 2011 brings you tons of success (how is the new business going?) and tons of happiness!! :)

Aron said...

great goals!! happy new year :)

Diana said...

We had a temp of 54 on New Years Eve and it dived down to now in the teens with a wind chill to beat all, only in the midwest can we enjoy such fun weather!!
Nice goals for 2011-75 miles a month, I'm shooting for 75 squats a month!

the dawn said...

wow, three tri's? that's so awesome. i still smile remembering your tri reports and how happy they made you! imagining myself trying to do that involves two lungs full of water :)

great goals! that should keep you motivated :)

Marlene said...

Looks like a great plan for the year! Here's to blowing those goals out of the water. Happy New Year!!!

I Run for Fun said...

Happy New Year, Heather!!! Have a fabulous year. Definitely doable goals. I'm sure you'll blow them away.

Teamarcia said...

Great goals! I think you're going to have an awesome year.

Jess said...

I always miss MN from about Sept-Dec. But, never ever do I miss Jan-March!

Good luck with your 2011 goals!

P said...

2011 looks like a great year, Heather! I like setting tough but achievable goals. Happy New Year!!

DRog said...

Excellent Goals!!!
and good job getting your "prep" training in now ahead of Fargo training plan:)


Christine said...

Awesome goals, will be a fun and exciting 2011 for you! Good luck!!

Katie A. said...

Happy New Year! You've got all those PR's in you! I just know it! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings for you - I know it will be good!

Jeri said...

fargoooooooooo! Yay! Do you know if you're staying Saturday night as well? I think a crew of us are going to tear up the town celebrating our races, so you should consider it!

2011 better look out for you. PR CENTRAL!

Beth said...

Happy New Year! You have some great goals! I'm very jealous that you have all of your decorations down. Mine are going to have to wait until next week and it's starting to bug me. Glad everything is going well!

Wendy said...

Great goals!!

Ali said...

I should come run a half with you, sub 2 hour is my goal!