My goals are going to be attainable but flexible. I want to keep focus without pressurizing myself into the ground, and I want to build in lots of rest time too. The main thing I want from this year is to enjoy it.
- 250 parkruns.
I’m currently on 242 so I reckon my 250th will be sometime in February. 250 runs and 1250km. That’s very nearly enough to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Phew. That doesn’t take into account the distance covered from and to parkrun either.
- Marathon PB.
My marathon PB is 4:12, set in Paris in 2013. I know I can do better than that. I will do better than that.
- 25 volunteer parkruns
I’m on 11 at the moment, so once I’ve done the 250 I will make sure I volunteer 14 more times at parkruns across the county/country.
- 10k PB
I set my 50minute 10k PB at Adnams in 2013. I want that sub 50. I can run 5miles consistently at 39minutes, so I’m sure I can do one more mile at 10minutes to get it, right?
I will take four weeks off after Luxembourg and enjoy not running. I will swim or walk or cycle if I want to. I will not worry about pace and I will avoid running for that four weeks.
Race calendar so far for 2017
2nd January – Wymondham Not New Year’s Day 10k
12th March – Colchester half marathon
9th April – Rotterdam marathon
27th May – Luxembourg Night marathon
8th October – Chicago marathon