What are your running goals in the next year or so? I’ve finally decided mine!

I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to achieve with my running for a while now, and lots of people around me have been achieving theirs such as running their first marathon or running a personal best, and I really started to wonder whether I had any goals in mind or was I just going to be content with just running and that’s it.

One of my friends told me she has entered the New York Marathon for next year and it got me thinking, could/would I run another marathon and then I started to think, well it would have to be a good one to make me run that distance again…

So I may regret putting this in writing but I have decided that I am giving myself two challenges in the next few

City to Surf
Logo taken from the City to Surf website

years to achieve and that is to run the Sydney City to Surf  14k race next year and then the New York Marathon a year or so afterwards.  The main difference between those races I plan to do and those I have run is I am not going to worry too much about times. I know that the City to Surf is a very tough course especially with Heartbreak Hill which for those of you that haven’t heard of it is a killer hill enroute in the race.

So in-between those two challenges I will be running other smaller races but it seems every time I have entered a race in the last year I have gotten sick so I have not decided which I will do yet….

New York City Marathon
Logo taken from NY Marathon website

My husband thinks i am mad and keeps reminding me of how I felt when I finished my last full marathon in 2006 but I reckon I have got one left in me – just one, right!

So have you set yourself any major running challenges? If so I’d love to hear what they are. Is anyone planning on doing the City to Surf next year? If so I’ll see you there 🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “What are your running goals in the next year or so? I’ve finally decided mine!

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  1. Great goals! I wish I could run the City2Surf this year, but I have to work 😦

    You’re a runner – you won’t regret doing the NY marathon!

    1. Thanks Kate 🙂 Yes I’m excited about doing Both races 🙂 I’ve been doing short distance and figure it’s about time I stepped it up again!

  2. Wonderful goals! Of course you have at least one left in you 🙂
    My goals are to run three half marathons next year: The Cadbury in January, the Gold Coast in July, and either the Melbourne or Brisbane later in the year.
    We’ll see how it goes…and whether I can combine a Master’s program and the training schedule. At least I won’t get bored 🙂

    1. Hey Amy that’s a great goal and nicely spaced out too. Sounds like you will have a busy year then with your Masters as well! I’m looking forward to really pushing the distances again, just need to start building up mileage 🙂

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