I want to run faster.
I want to run a faster 5K. 10K. Half Marathon. Marathon. I’ve got some pretty ambitious time goals in the future, some that I’ll share, some I’m too scared to even whisper. I’m running a little thing in September called the Berlin Marathon, where I’ll be going for a sub 4hr finish. But for now, my two main goals are to run a sub 50min 10K, and a sub 1hr 50min half marathon.
Set up by Sian from Dashing Divas
, her sub 50 club is a group of running bloggers trying to earn an elusive 49.59 or better 10K time. We’re speaking to experts, engaging in twitter discussions, asking nutritionists, and chatting with each other about how we can do this.
My current 10K PB is from We Own the Night
in May, where I ran a 53.39 on a very crowded course.
I surprised myself by running a 1.52 half marathon in October on a day where everything seemed to go wrong. If I focus my training on running faster, rather than logging 20+ miles at the weekend, I’m hoping I’ll see even more improvement in my run times.
However, just to make it a little harder, I’ve said that I’ll pace Leah for her first marathon, the Paris marathon in April. So I’ll have to fit marathon training in alongside speed training. I always said I like a challenge!
I’m going to continue to work with Gia,
to get a balance between running fast and running long in the next couple of months. I saw such huge improvements working with her during my 10 weeks of NYCM training, and I’m looking forward to seeing what a difference I’ll see over the coming months.
organises free timed 5K runs on Saturday mornings across the UK- and I’ve never been! I’d love to try to attend one a month next year. It would be fun to see if I can improve my 5K time over the same course during a year.
I’ll be doing my 21 day yoga challenge in January (have you signed up yet?), and am hoping that a combination of bikram yoga, and regular yoga will help improve my flexibility and benefit my running.
Obviously I need to sign up for some races for the next coming months to use as training, and PB attempts! I love racing! I’ve signed up for, or want to
Silverstone Half Marathon
Surrey Half Marathon
Hampton Court Half Marathon
Regents Park 10K
What races have you signed up for next year? What are your goals for next year? Running goals, fitness goals, life goals? I can’t believe it’s so close to the end of the year, I’ve got to start thinking about my New Year’s resolutions and goals!
Thank you for all the lovely comments about the new blog layout, it’s still a bit of a work in progress, and I’m working on some pages still. Also trying to work out why some comments aren’t being allowed. Thanks so much for your support and for reading!