Gotta get these done before the weekend. “Summer” running goals are things I want to accomplish between June and August.
- Reach a personal best in distance.
Bring it on, FANS. I’m hoping to see huge increase over 50km this weekend.
- PR at the marathon distance.
My current marathon PR is 8:23:29, set last year at the Moose Mountain Marathon. While I expect to set an unofficial PR this coming weekend at FANS (and set an unofficial PR at CM50K of some unknown time under 8 hours), I’m looking to set an official PR at the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon in July. Since I DNSd that race last year, just getting to the finish line is a small victory.
- Run from home to my dad’s place on Pike Lake.
It’ll be a fun adventure. I just have to plan a route that keeps me off the highway.
- Run from Gooseberry Falls to Split Rock Lighthouse.
This one is a holdover from last year. It seems like a good idea for a long run (an out and back is the most likely way I’ll achieve this, due to my lone wolf nature).
As for my spring running goals, let’s evaluate.
- Race a distance I have not raced before.
I raced the Hot Dash 10 Mile in March and loved it!
- Run a race where I’m not sure I can make the cutoff.
I raced the Chippewa Moraine 50K in April and finished 2:31 before the cutoff, after missing the intermediate cutoff but being allowed to continue.
- PR at the 50K distance.
I dropped my PR from 10:25:37 to 8:57:29! Granted, CM50K was an easier course than Wild Duluth, but I’m taking some of that credit for myself.
- Help my team for Be The Match 5K raise $2000.
I really flopped on this front. My mom and I raised over $1100 (probably more like $1200 as we had a couple make general donations), which is neither a fundraising PR nor anywhere near my stretch goal. Yuck.
- Improve my time at Superior 25K.
I ran 45 minutes better than last year. Check check.
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