I thought it is time to sit down and write out my long term goals in regards to running:
My long term goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon during my 40th year on earth and run it in my 41st year (2011) 45th year (2015). (Edited: 7/17/09)
There I said it and even wrote it down on ‘paper’! I think it is do-able…My current running pace is around a 12 min mile. In order to qualify for Boston I’d have to run a 8:45 min/mile (3 hours 50 minutes). Back in ’05 I was running at a 9:15 min mile pace, but then just got plain lazy and lost the drive. I enjoyed my last 1/2 marathon and think I can really improve on my stamina and speed with the right amount of training and if I drop those last ‘few’ pounds of extra weight.
And…if I can’t get my speed down to that I will have lost nothing and gained a whole lot. It is a win win goal.