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New Year's Eve Day PR and 2013 goals.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2012 ended on a high note: I got a new PR on my 5K on New Year's Eve Day, finishing in 24:05, placing 9th in my age group. I ran negative splits throughout: Mile 1 - 7:51; Mile 2 - 7:40; Mile 3 - 7:36. My average cadence, according to my foot pod, was 95 steps per minute. I got to meet up with Sparkers, so it was a great way to end the year.

In 2012, I PRed every race distance I have ever raced: 5K, 10 mile, half and full. Plus, I also ran my first relay and biked my first century (100 miles).

After a New Year's Eve out until 2 Am., I was up at 7 for my first group run of 2013. The almost 6 mile run involved snow (on the ground and in the air), wind, hills and stairs. Best mile was 8:24, average pace was 9:40.

2013 goals are:

* Learn to swim.

* Drop 10 lbs and maintain it. This will only help my running, but will be my biggest challenge. I lost the weight by March last year but failed to maintain. Track! Track! Track!

* Run more races, focusing on improving my finish times. I already have 2 5ks, a 15 miler, 2 halfs and a full on the calendar.

* Run 1200 miles. My 2012 goal was 1000 and I finished the year with 1103.

* Wag more, bark less.

Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, productive and injury free 2013!!
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  • IONA72
    Wishing you a "happy, healthy, productive and injury free 2013!!"
    I hope you learn to swim, its a great way to exercise.
    1960 days ago
    Awesome! Way to go. Sounds like some fun goals. Good luck! Those should make for a very good 2013.
    1964 days ago
    Congrats on the PR - you're fast! Happy New Year!
    1964 days ago
    Great job in 2012.
    You look like you're ready for completing even more in 2013.
    Hope you have a great year.

    1964 days ago
    GREAT job on the 5k!! And I am super impressed with your ability to stay out and then run the next day! I managed to stay up till 10:30 on NYE and still slept in till 7am!

    Your goals look great and I am looking forward to tagging along for another year!
    1964 days ago
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