Running goals for 2015: progress report

Last December I publicly shared my running goals for 2015. As it is now July, I’ve decided to write a midway(ish) through the year progress report.

A sub 30 minute 5k – I was confident that I would be able to achieve a sub 30 minute 5k in January/February.  If I did, then the goal for the rest of 2015 was to achieve a sub 25 minute 5k.

I am still trying to achieve a sub 30 minute 5k. The closest I have been to a sub 30 minute 5k was 30:17 at the beginning of May. Next time!

A sub 60 minute 10k – The first goal was to run a 10k in under an hour at the Fradley 10k in March. If I smashed my first goal, then I wanted a sub 55 minute 10k. Due to injury I didn’t run the Fradley 10k.

I am yet to run a 10k this year.

Complete a Half Marathon – Although I had entered the Lichfield Half Marathon, an injury prevented me from progressing past the second week of half marathon training.

I am confident that I will be able to complete my first half marathon this decade in October.

Conquer ‘Cardiac Hill’ – Located in Sutton Park, ‘Cardiac Hill’ is a bit of a personal running nemesis. Although I have run up ‘Cardiac Hill’ on numerous occasions, since 2012 I have failed to run up the hill without stopping.

Not yet attempted. I still have approximately six months to conquer Cardiac Hill!

Run with my Club – I wanted to attend more training sessions with my local running club.

Unfortunately a severe lack of cash prevented me from renewing my running club membership. I’m currently unattached.

Race more – Back in December I thought that this would probably be the most challenging goal. I wanted to complete 12 races.

So far in 2015 I have completed four races so there is plenty of time for me to smash this goal.

Run more consistently – I planned to take my running more seriously and to see what I could achieve. Injury permitting the goal was to run 2-3 times every week.

Although I’ve experienced a few injuries and niggles my running has definitely been more consistent so far in 2015.

Be healthier – I decided that I needed to eat more fruit and vegetables and to cut down the amount of ‘fast’ food I eat.

I’ve definitely achieved this goal.

Enjoy my running – Back in December I decided that I wanted to enjoy my running more.

I’ve definitely achieved this goal.

Volunteer more – I wanted to volunteer at a minimum of six events during 2015.

Although I am yet to volunteer at any running events, I have volunteered many, many hours of my spare time in the process of organising two tennis tournaments.

How are you progressing with your running goals for 2015? Yes you!

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One thought on “Running goals for 2015: progress report

  1. Vic says:

    Good luck with the Cardiac Hill challenge, rather you than me. I have every confidence that you’ll get a sub 30 time at the next parkrun you complete!

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