Looking Ahead

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My Topic this week is: Looking Ahead to 2020

I’m not into goals but last January, I posted about my plans for 2019 and last week, I reflected on them.

I didn’t do so well but that did not discourage me from setting in motion some plans for the coming year.

(Warning: I wrote this post before my sore foot woes and I decided not to delete it cuz you never know…)

1. Run 1000 miles.

It’s a number that I strive to meet each year. I may or may not reach it but I should come close if I have been running consistently all year and I have not gotten injured.

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2. Add another physical activity to my life besides running.

I’d prefer it to be tennis but that will probably not happen until I retire or get a different job.

So I’d like to take a yoga class now and then, go for lunchtime walks or even hit the gym. 

this instructor is my favorite – she has monthly 2 hour sessions on different parts of the body – geared toward runners

3. Participate often in local running group runs.

This was an unexpected activity from last year.  I ran in many of the ARE summer trail runs. I started late because I hesitated on joining this group. I plan go to ALL of them this year even if my friends are not going.

Huyck Preserve

I also started attending some other group runs such as SOAR and Ice Cream Runs.  If they are scheduled again, I plan to participate.

4. Set a PR or Course PR at any distance.

Realistically I think PRs may be out of reach as I age or my foot continues to be a problem.. But since I often run the same races, possibly I can improve at one race.

maybe at Race to the Lakes 15k?

And first time races or distances do not count lol.

5. And finally…. Run a Half Marathon 15K or Half Marathon Every Month.

Yes, you heard that right. Twelve Distance races in Twelve Months.

(Ok maybe I jinxed myself when I came up with the Half Marathon goal in November – right afterward, my foot started to hurt… so I edited the goal to include 15ks as well)

So it may not happen but it will be fun trying (virtual ones count.)

  • January – Fred LeBow Half Marathion in NYC or Winter Series #4 15k
  • February – ZOOMA Bermuda Half Marathon 
  • March  – NYC Half Marathon 
  • April – Helderberg 2 Hudson Half Marathon
  • May  – Sacandaga or Steel Rail Half Marathon
  • June – Race to the Lakes 15k
  • July – Boilermaker 15k?
  • August – a virtual 15k
  • September – Adirondack or Palio Half Marathon
  • October – Finger Lakes or Smuttynose Half Marathon
  • November – Stockadeathon 15K
  • December – Ted Corbitt 15K or Palm Beach Half Marathon?

Feel free to recommend some…

Happy Running!  Any goals or plans for 2020? When you get injured, do you re-write your goals? Please share.

16 thoughts on “Looking Ahead

    • Well. Not healthy now. So I laugh at what I thought I could do this year. Pretty sure 1 and 5 will never happen. But that’s ok. I’m not actually a goal oriented person.


  1. My goals are very different, but that’s what makes the world go round — we all have different goals. I’ll be happy if I get to the one half I’m signed up for, and have no desire to be training hard the whole year.

    Good luck with your goals.

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  2. Running in Bermuda sounds fabulous! The NYC half was my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!
    The times I was injured, I did not re-write my race plans because my race registrations and accommodations were already paid for so i made myself run anyway. Perhaps not the smartest decision. If they were local races I probably would have DNS. Thanks for linking up! -M

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  3. Do you really have that many 15K’s to choose from? Lucky gal!!! They are very few and even farther between in my area. The few that I occasionally see are combined 5K’s and 10’s…which are fun, but I’d like to do a complete 15K race course someday. Good luck with your foot’s healing!

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  4. I hear you on no longer being able to set PR’s as we get older. I think course PR’s on repeat courses should count though! Here’s hoping your foot heals quickly and lets you get after those great goals for 2020!


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