Saturday, September 20, 2008
These medals have been hanging in my closet behind my jammies so I pulled them out the other day when I was contemplating what they mean to me. First, I'm not that competitive, so finishing first is not motivated in trying to be better or faster than someone else (usually) but I have this strong feeling of not having done MY best - particularly in training for these events.
I've set some time goals for each of the above: The Portland Marathon '09, Blue Lake Olympic Tri and Pac Crest 1/2 Ironman as well as the soonest event, the Hagg Lake Mud Run.
Feb 2009 Hagg Lake Mud Run
Last Time: 3:08:54 (about a 12:20 pace) Sunny & mostly dry- a first for this usually brutally muddy course
Goal for 2009: 2:38:00 (about a 10:00 pace) Terrain could be very ugly this year.
June 2009 Blue Lake Olympic Tri
Last Time: 3:11:16
Goal for 2009: 2:40:00 (I will have a road bike this year so that in itself should help my time a lot)
June 2009 Pacific Crest 1/2 Ironman
Last Time: 8:54:36
Goal for 2009: 6:45:00
October 2009 Portland Marathon
Last Time: 4:25:42 I was actually pretty happy with this particular race and my improvements over '05, but disappointed with my time because I came in with a friend who was struggling.
Goal for 2009: 3:59:59 (or 3:50:00 to qualify for Boston - Not really a dream of mine, so I'll wait and see) I have said my next marathon will be a sub 4 so I want to do this prior to the Disney Marathon because I'm running with friends and would like to actually run WITH them and I don't have any idea what everyone's pace will be so I thought I would get this sub 4 dream out of the way before the 2010 Disney Marathon.
I'll add more races next year I'm sure. I really want to do the Hulaman(tri) in August and RACC(bike ride) again as well as a couple of swim only races - Hagg Lake and several others.
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