Spring Running Goals 2018

It’s already a month into spring and I’m still not really focused. I suppose that’s in part due to moving and the upheaval that’s caused (currently we’re dealing with bed bugs and in a sort of limbo waiting for the exterminator to come before we can finish packing), and in part due to the weather (it’s still pretty chilly, often damp, and the extended forecast looks crappy). I’m not really all that motivated right now.

The goals I’ve been kicking around in my head for awhile are as follows:

  1. PR at the Hot Dash 10 Mile
    I DNS this race despite going to packet pickup. I just didn’t want to run it. I woke up and decided I’d rather sleep in. I think it was a good decision, as we drove to Sioux Falls later that day. I kept this on the list in the interest of full disclosure.
  2. Course PR at Chippewa Moraine 50K
    This should be fairly easy, considering I have a much faster 50K PR now and I have figured out how to keep sunscreen out of my eyes.
  3. Overall PR at Chippewa Moraine 50K
    This is going to be harder, because I think this course is harder than the Fall Back Blast course, but I think I can do it. I’m definitely going to be coming up with a sub-8 hour race plan. My training hasn’t been superb but I’ve got a few weeks to get my energy back.
  4. Sub 4 hours at Superior 25K
    I was close last year. I know it’s possible this year.
  5. Sub 30 minutes at Be The Match 5K
    I haven’t run a sub 30 5K since… since last year’s Be The Match. So I’m not even looking to PR right now, just looking to get back in that ballpark.

These are all time goals, and I usually try to mix in goals that aren’t time-related, but I can’t think of anything I want to do right now. I need to get back into a rhythm with training as well as with my daily life before I start to figure out what other goals I can set for myself. I guess one mini goal I had was to run across the Wabasha Street Bridge, which I did, so I can pat myself on the back for that.

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