What are your running goals for the spring / summer?
With better weather (hopefully) right around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about what my goals will be for the next few months.
Last year, it was being comfortable doing runs between 12-15 miles, which translated to me being in much better shape for hiking season.
This year, I'm thinking of potentially signing up for a race, or working towards being able to comfortably run 20 miles!
My moonshot goal I've been thinking of is to try to hit 1000 miles in 10 weeks.
The last race I ran was all the way back in April 2019. Next weekend, I’ll be running the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.
Obviously, a lot has changed between 2019 and now, including my level of fitness. I’ve gotten considerably slower (like, a whole minute slower per mile), and I’m anticipating fighting the urge to go faster, knowing I could possibly hurt myself if I push it too much.
So, anyone who has gotten back to racing post-pandemic… any advice for that first race? Any learnings?