Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Goal

Yes, goal as in singular. Unlike last year, where I had a list of goals, this year I only have one.


Of course there are lots of sub goals, but they all are in support of reaching the big one hundred. Things like eating healthier, losing the ten pounds I didn't lose last year, running more, running several ultras leading up to my big goal, etc, etc. I am also going to try to track my training on this blog. Unlike the marathon where there are dozens of training programs to choose from, for a hundred mile race, not so much. So, just in case someone else out there thinks they might want to tackle something like one hundred miles, I'm going to be nice and boring and list all my runs, so you can follow along. You can see what works and doesn't work and maybe learn from my mistakes and successes. I am just an ordinary runner, I don't have extraordinary speed or endurance, just a lot of stubbornness and OCDness. So follow along on my journey and see where it takes me this year.

On that note, my running streak this year is two days. Yesterday I ran 4.23 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes. Today I ventured outside in the cold (my brother is laughing at me because it was MINUS 30 degrees where he lives this morning, and I'm calling 35 degrees cold) and ran 4.4 miles in 50 minutes. Tomorrow is a 20 mile long run.


Jess said...

Good luck in your quest for 100!

2010 in 2010 said...

OMGosh! I've never been to your blog, so I didn't know what a serious runner you are, and when I first read 100 miles, I thought you meant 100 miles this year. Not all in one shot! That's AMAZING! -Liesl

David Ray said...

That's a good goal. I'm sneaking up on that one too.