onward & upward

I’ve umm-ed and aah-ed and planned for a while, but now really need to get stuck into training again. I don’t have to start afresh since I’ve run most weeks since November, but there has been a lot of excuses and a lot of walking and/or stop-starting in my runs. Starting afresh with simply trying to get three runs in a week – two short, one long – has been good so far. Kicking chocolate out of my life for the month of June, another good start (too chicken to attempt Junk Free June – and my eating isn’t too bad overall!).

Onward and Upward

From here I’m looking to my calendar of running events and have set some myself some time goals for the coming months and events. I’m entered into the two-lap series for the lead up to Auckland Half and am looking forward to improving on last years times (and perhaps completing the actual distance I’m entered into!).

2015 Running Goals:

  • Sub-24 minutes for 5km
  • Sub-54 minutes for 10km
  • Sub-2 hours for half marathon

I ran 24.26 at the Unitec Series Race One (5km) last year and am looking to improve on that. I am on the hunt for a reasonable 10km as the Unitec 10km event is a little tough from memory – hills and gravel on the racetrack – but will be avoiding the various trail and ‘Tough Mudder’ type events popping up as we head into Spring. This girl doesn’t do mud.

Ready for another week. Simply three runs. Totally do-able. Ideally I’d be using my bike trainer and doing some yoga/core work but let’s not ask for too much just yet!

Onward and upward. I can do this!

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4 thoughts on “onward & upward

  1. Sherry says:

    Good on you for putting it out there in writing, and good luck for achieving your time goals! What about Run Auckland or Sri Chinmoy 10k’s?

  2. kreachr says:

    Yes you can! I think it’s good to have a little down-time every now and then. It boosts your enthusiasm and increases motivation when you get back into it 🙂

  3. Sounds like a great way to get back into things and to achieve those goals. All the best.

  4. Jenny says:

    I came across this 10k option the other day: http://www.thelegend.co.nz/course-options.php its the Titirangi 10, on the 12th Sept. After my very very muddy trail race on Sunday I don’t think I’m too keen on muddy trails either!

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