Run 750 Miles
Run the Louisville Triple Crown
Run the Derby Festival Half Marathon
Check! You can read my race recap HERE.
I did a great job incorporating speedwork into my spring half marathon training. I took a few weeks off over the summer and then I started adding speedwork back into my routine in September. Honestly, that only lasted about a month. I am just not motivated to do speedwork on my own. I need to find a running group to get back on the track with in 2016.
I spent a few weeks this summer in the gym and I was not a huge fan. I worked out two days a week. I could already start to see improvements in my daily life and running, but I didn’t hate it when we lost access to the gym When we moved to Georgia, were bummed when we found out faculty had to pay to use the campus gym (because we’re really cheap apparently). I would
occasionally rarely throw in some core work during marathon training, but not enough.
Not counting a few weeks over the summer, I rocked this goal in 2015. The Professor and I have gotten in the habit of meal planning and cooking at home. We only eat out when we’re traveling and have started making smarter decisions when it comes to what we put in our bodies.
Read a Running Book
Right before Thanksgiving, I ordered Hansons Half Marathon Method. I started reading it, but only made it through the first 20 pages before the new year. I guess this will be my book for 2016 🙂
Run 12 Races
This just didn’t happen. My original goal was 1 race per month. I ended up with 8 races: 3 5Ks, 1 5 miler, 1 10K, 1 10 miler, 1 half marathon, and 1 marathon.
RUN MARATHON #2
The Professor and I ran the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November. You can read my recap of the race here.
2015 was a good running year for me. After pretty much taking two years off (thanks a lot grad school), it was nice to be back out on the pavement on a regular basis. I’ll be back on Monday to talk about what 2016 is going to look like in terms of running.
What are your 2016 running/exercise goals?