“Summer” as defined by me has already been going for two weeks! Of course, real summer hasn’t even started yet, but it feels like winter will be here in a matter of minutes. I’ve been traumatized by the cold climate, I guess. Anyway, I set more goals.
- Distance personal best.
Spoiler alert: I achieved this at FANS, so now 42.3 miles is the longest I’ve traveled on foot.
- “Unofficial” marathon personal best.
I also achieved this at FANS. By my calculations, my new unofficial marathon PR is 6:58:32.
- “Unofficial” 50K personal best.
I didn’t achieve this at FANS, but I guess there’s always a chance to do this some other time.
- Check out the Endless Summer Trail Races
This is a fun weekday evening trail series in the Twin Cities, put on by Rocksteady Running. I always hoped that my travel schedule would bring me down to attend one of the races, but now I live here and have no excuse!
- Legitimize my 5K PR.
Due to Be the Match 5K using gun times rather than chip times for official race results, my 5K PR is 29:00 instead of 28:30 (per my watch). I want to make that 28:30 (or better!) official!
- Race a new distance.
I don’t know what that’s going to be, as I was so focused on FANS, and I didn’t want to make any summer commitments until after I knew how I’d recovered from that race.
The good news is I’m really excited to start running again, and working toward my fall races. Considering how down I was about running during the spring, it feels good to know I’ve mentally recovered and am back to enjoying the sport!