2012 is due to be a good year I think, for many of us. And in planning for the marathon, I have made a list of some of the sporting things I would like to achieve over the year
- 2012 km in 2012 (thats 1250.2 miles)
- 21 minute 5km
- 45 minute 10km
- 2:00 hour Half Marathon
- 4:30 Marathon
2012 km in 2012
I know a few people who are undertaking 2012 miles in 2012, and I was tempted, but I have to be realistic too. I have seen a few people this year really pushing themselves over the Christmas period to break the 1000 mile target they set themselves, when I consider that I have run approximately 540 miles this year, the prospect of quadrupling that effort terrifies me. To slightly more than double it seems a far more realistic goal, and one I am pretty excited about undertaking
sub 21 minute 5km
So far my Parkrun PB has fallen by a little over 2 minutes from 26:17 to 24:09, but I know this progress will slow considerably, I am not sure I’ll ever be in a position to break 20 minutes for such a distance, but I have set my target for the year as 21 minutes. I may need to find a flatter parkrun route though :-)
45 minute 10km
For some time I have wished for a 45 minute 10km time, and having achieved 52 minutes in November this year, I am closer than ever, but I think this is a challenge to be focused on after the marathon training period.
2:00 hour Half Marathon
Having never raced a Half Marathon officially, whatever time I set at Silverstone will be a PB, but following training runs last year of about 2:20 for the distance I would like to think that sub 2 hours is achievable?!?!
A solid base of training following my ingenious training plan leaves me aiming for the 4:45 marathon that I had hoped for last year, but based on a current successful period of training I reckon I will aim for a 4:30 – leading to a whopping 1:10:00 PB!
I have read on twitter a little recently about the plankaday challenge, and it was always a little intriguing, but having been spurred on by LardyBoy I am going to join in the plankaday challenge 2012. The aim being to complete a plank every single day that lasts a minimum of 1 minute. Should go some way to improving some core fitness and shifting some lingering pounds.
Shift some pounds
Speaking of which, I intend to focus my food and nutrition a little more, and hope to shift some weight. Maybe even finally get under 12st for the first time in many years. I would be especially happy if I can drop about 5kg over the year, bringing me to about 72kg.