So it’s the 5th month of the year and I have some updated race goals for the year. I posted the plan for 2014 at the beginning of the year in my 2014 goals post but I thought I would update my race goals specifically due to a new trail race addition mid summer and I wasn’t able to register for SeaWheeze so I’m flipping that out for another obstacle race!
My 2014 Health & Fitness – Running Races Goals
Ok so the plan this year is to rock 2 10Ks, 6 trail races, 4 instead of 3 obstacle races and I’ve signed up for the Disney Marathon weekend half marathon in January 2015 so I’ll be training at the end of the year for it. Not sure if I’ll add another half marathon to my full summer of training.
COMPLETE – April 13 Toronto Yonge Street 10K: Heather from Tribe Fitness convinced me to add another 10K to my race card for the year. Who could resist a souvenir tech shirt, a cool-max runner’s cap and a goodie bag? This race is done and due to my overtraining injuries I wasn’t able to actually race it but ran it for fun. RECAP
May 11 Sporting Life 10K: I’ve heard this course is great for getting a PB because it’s mainly downhill and it benefits camp Ooch for kid’s diagnosed with cancer. – Update: After being cleared to train this past week (1 week prior to this 10K) I’m still going to attempt a PB. The goal by now would’ve been to get a 55 min 10K but anything under 59:21 will technically be a PB since that is my last recorded chip time from Night Race in 2013. My Nike app had me run it in 58:32 so I’d love for anything less than 58 mins
May 31, June 21, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 6 and Sept 20 – 5 Peaks Trail Races: I really am happiest in nature. Being on trails is just an amazing happy place so I’m excited to add these to my goal list. I’ve registered for the Enduro course which can range from 10km to 17km. Update: I think I’ll try the shorter Sport distance for the first race as I really haven’t been able to train. I’ve had a sprained Lumbar spine for two months and just getting back into training.
June 7 Spartan Sprint: This will be my first time running Spartan. I’m excited to see what they have in store. Update: I’ll be running with Alpha Obstacle and they have a massive group heading up so if you’re still interested in joining check out the event.
July 13: New Race: You may have seen me post that I’ll be tackling the 10K trail race at the North Face Endurance Challenge. This will be tough because I’ll have raced 5 Peaks the day before!
July 19 Warrior Dash: This will be my third year running WD. I’ll be running it with 2 girls from last year but the core group who have done it annually have chosen not to this year due to fear of injury. This is such a fun and easy race for me now so I’m excited to set a time goal this year for it.
Aug 16 Tough Mudder: I have something to prove. For me the goal isn’t a timed race but will be an obstacle completion challenge since I wasn’t able to do 6 obstacles last year. However, I would like to finish ahead of the 3 hour 20 minutes mark that I completed it in, in 2013. Update: My social media friend Alan is coming all the way to Toronto to run it with me and our trainer Amer. I’m so excited!
Aug 23: New Race: I wasn’t able to register for SeaWheeze so I’ll be running Mud Hero on the same day instead. That gives my total obstacle course race count all the way up to 4 this year. I’m excited, I’m definitely going to attempt to beat my time from last year!
What are your race goals for the year?