2013 Run Goals

14482_4741973400731_817288184_nOver the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about what my goals will be for next year. I haven’t totally figured them out, but it’ll be a focus over the coming weeks. One thing I know for sure is that I love running. Even when I’m procrastinating running and doing everything but running, I still think of it. I know it’s good for my body and brain — and I want to kick some serious pavement {and start to dabble in trails} next year.

Here’s what I know for sure…

5 Half Marathons:

Start to Dabble in Tri-Land:

Become one with the Trails:

Pavement Fun: 

My plan for 2013 was 5 half marathons. I didn’t think I could run 1 this year — and I did! Now it’s time to turn up the challenge:

  • 5 half marathons (including sub 2:00)
  • 10 additional pavement/trail races
  • 1000 km in 2013

The goals are achievable if I listen to my body, proactively work with my favourite physio man — and keep up with the cross training. Oh — and run. ;) I really want to get in the habit of running 3-4km, when I don’t feel like running. In my head… when I process if I’m going to run tonight or not… I always tell myself it needs to be at least 7km. Most of the time I won’t let myself run if it’s less… lame. I need to figure that out stat and get in the habit of doing a few short, easy runs a week… progressing to two 10K’s a week and a Sunday long run.

I’m really excited to work on my pace, cadence and speed. Last year I avoided hill training like the plague. This year I’m geared up for bridge repeats and challenging runs. The ‘flat as a pancake’ seawall will always be my fave, but in order to improve, I’ve gotta switch it up {solid advice from my aunt!}.

Lean mean running machine in 2013. That’s the plan!


  1. Haley January 4, 2013

    1. Thanks for volunteering me for the TC10K lol But yes I am in :)
    2. Best be adding me to the Color Me Rad 5K… NO WAY am I missing that one again!
    3. You’re #RunCrew couldn’t have asked for a better coach/mentor… I wouldn’t have made it to Seattle without you last year and I am thankful for that every day.

    You are quite the admirable woman and it does not surprise me that you have gone from 0 to 60 in a blink of an eye with your run schedule this year. Seeing you do this reminded me of the fact that I need to sit down and do the same thing. So tonight is going to be TTT: a night in with Tea, Training plans, and Tentatively putting a series of the fun runs that you will be seeing me at throughout the year.

    Ps. If I get a say, I vote for the run in Turkey over Amsterdam (I was in the city for the Amsterdam one and missed the Turkey one by a day, from the grumblings of the people on the street Turkey sounded to be the better of the two)


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