I love that I have graduated from 5K events to 10K events.
I love that I have increased the most miles I have traversed from 4 miles to 11 miles.
I love that I am slimming down and getting stronger.
I love that during my last physical, ALL my numbers were good - even my cholesterol.
I love that running is now a constant in my life.
I love the support from friends, family, and even strangers.
Still, I have a burning desire: I want to be faster.
I don't want to be passed by people casually walking that are faster than my all out running pace of 13:35 minutes per mile.
So, I have made a decision and set new GOALS:
For the next three weeks my focus is on endurance for my first ever Half Marathon on Feb 10th.
After that, I am kicking up the hill and speed training. I am also incorporating more bike training on my non-running days. This will train me for my "I think I might do it" Triathlon in Oct, and help me build my aerobic abilities.
By the time I run my scheduled 5K in April, I want to be running 12:00 minutes miles for up to 4 miles. 13 or less minute miles for my 10K distance.
I appreciate all guidance you can provide on training, techniques, mental adjustments...anything you are willing to share - I am thankful to receive.