Friday, October 30, 2009

New Goals....

So, 2009's marathoning season is in the books, and now I enter "maintenance mode" also known as "base building" in preparation for 2010. In 2009, for the first time I ran two marathons in a calendar year, setting 2 PRs and finally busting through that 5 hour barrier with my 4:34:40 finish at St George. I feel that at St George I ran what could possibly be my best marathon effort. Now I have to ask myself...

"What are you going to do next!?"

I wish the answer could be "I'm going to Disneyland!" but it appears that the finances thereto will be insufficient. However, that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about setting goals for 2010.

Should I aim to:
  • Run more marathons? (perhaps achieving a sub-4:30 or even target a 4:00 marathon range?)
  • Try a triathlon? (including open-water swim, something I haven't done yet)
  • Do a duathlon? (That's usually a run-bike-run format - like a tri, without the swimming)
  • How about a half-ironman? (There's one in Utah Lake in August...)
  • How about a bike race? Lotoja? 1000 Warriors? Something else? A century?
I'm just not sure. I did get approached at church last week to run in the 2010 Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay, which I think I have my wife talked into letting me do, which will be fun and won't require nearly the training commitment that a marathon (or any of the other above choices) would. But that's in June. The year is only just half over at that point. I need more goals to keep me going, keep me training.

What oh what should I do????

1 comment:

Adam said...

Well, other than Disney....

I'd vote for cracking 4:30. But, I'm a runner at heart who is only now starting to bike. So, what do I know!