I gave it a lot of thought and decided on my running goals for 2015.
The major doubt was if I could spent as much or more time in 2015 on running, but after putting the schedules together, J. and I decided it was an option, with a peak somewhere near summer as one of the major possibilities.
So here it is, my goals for 2015:
2 ultra distances
And in these 2 I plan to take on one at least one trail, which means about 90% off-road.
This is nothing extra from 2014 per se, but more to follow 🙂
+2500km of running
2500km ~= 1553miles.
2014 I’ll strand on 2274km (~1413 miles) give or take.
I planned for 2014km in 2014, and I obviously went way over.
My goal means an average of 210km (~130mi) per month, so this is no small goal.
If I run like this year and make sure I don’t have “down” months like Jan or Feb, it’s definitely possible!
Break distance record (currently ~57km)
Running further in one race or another would sure add to a nice year.
Break duration record (currently 5:51)
This goes for the duration as well.
I’m strongly doubting to run a 6hour run in 2015, if I should do this, I’ll definitely break both.
I have some nice-to-haves as well. It would be great to get these as well, but they are not really complementary to the above goals, so it would be logical if I wouldn’t get them.
- PB on the 5k
- PB on the 10k
- Marathon under 3:20
- Run a nice trail just to enjoy the scenery (chance is, I’ll already get this at the end of January)
Be sure to link me up to your goals for 2015, I’d love to read about them!
I’ve got plenty of goals for 2015 that I intend to blog about soon, but the main one is: http://www.scillyswimchallenge.co.uk/about.html It’s a 15k swim and 10k walk. My longest swim to date is 2.5k, so it’s a huge challenge! These are teh other races I’ve entered: http://fatgirltoironman.co.uk/about/2015-2/
15k swim. Wow! Good luck!
Thanks for sharing this, I plan to go from my existing 5kms and 10kms to more half marathons in 2015. also I hope to clock at least 50 kms every week, that will make it 250 kms every month; that’s quite a tall task I am setting for myself!
I think Tamsyn mentions 2.5k swim, not 15K! Kudos to this spirit of fitness!
Haha I think you’re right, I totally misread that. Still 2.5km, more than I’m capable of!
You have some great running goals! Best wishes, on the trail, and of course the American West has some excellent trail runs!
Wow. Impressive. My goal is to just keep running — maybe a half marathon later in the year. And to write my next novel….
I love to see other people working towards their goals! Amazing! My running goals for 2015 are: 1) Run 2,015 miles (combined with my 2 teammates) & 2) Complete my first half-marathon in June! I’ve just started on the Hal Higdon plan and I’m already excited about being able to do a marathon someday!
Those are some ambitious goals! I’m not quite there yet, but I did set some race goals (mostly of the half marathon variety): http://bit.ly/1BwbqxH – thanks for stopping by my blog and all the best with your plans for 2015!!