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New Years Running Goals 2013-Dream Big and set some new goals too!

It’s time to dream big! Set some New Years Running Goals that will make you feel strong and proud!

2012 is coming to a close which means one thing, it’s time to set some New Years Running Goals for 2013! Last year was a big year for me. I qualified for the Boston Marathon for the first time and ran many PR’s. a more focused training plan from my coach Denise Goode from The Sustainable Athlete, the support of my awesome family and friends and setting personal goals all helped to make me a faster, stronger and more positive runner. I can’t wait to see what this year will have in store for me!

New Years Running Goals

Set some new goals!

1. Improve my overall strength through strength training and core exercises.
2. Run the Boston Marathon and match or better my Boston Marathon qualifying time of 3:33.
3. Complete my first 50k ultra trail race at the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival
4. Set a half marathon PR (my current PR is 1:37)
5. Race in a mud run/obstacle course race (perhaps the Spartan Beast!
6. Become a Road Runners Club of America running coach
7. Run a race with my daughter.

This list of New Years goals is always a work in progress of course because there are always new race adventures to add. Much of my Boston Marathon training this winter will take place on trails and I am also going to compete in the awesome winter mountain running series Winter Wild again to keep things fun and exciting through the grey winter months. After Boston is over I am going to spend a lot more time focusing on trail and mountain running.

What are your 2013 New Years Running Goals?

New Years Running Goals

New Years Running Goals

Link Love:

Fitness Friday 2012 in Review-Jill Conyers: Fitness, Health & Happiness

My Five Favorite Races-Mary Baum: Food and Fun on the Run

My 2013 Running Goals-Steph: Fit Mom in Training

Running Goals for 2013-RunAroundPhilly

Reviewing My 2012 Running Goals-A Veteran Runnah



17 responses

17 responses

    1. Thanks Gigi! It is always fun to set new goals. I love the start of a New Year because everything seems so fresh! I cannot wait until Boston Marathon Training officially starts this week and for the race! Your blog looks like a lot of laughs 🙂 What are some of your goals for the upcoming year?

  1. Hi! Fellow FF Ambassador here and just wanted to pop in to say great goals, Sandra! I’m not nearly as speedy as you but my main running related goal this year (most of mine for 2013 are more broad than just running) is to run the entire Rockwall Trail in British Columbia. It’s one of the top trail runs in the Canadian Rockies and I’ve back packed it with my husband but this year we plan to go light and run it! With 3 mountain passes and tons of elevation, it should be a challenge for sure. Summer 2013, let’s do this! 😉

    1. That sounds like ana amazing goal and dream run! Please share pictures of your amazing adventure through the Canadian Rockies!

    1. That is always one of my first goals, to enjoy the experience. Sometimes when you take the pressure off yourself you actually do a lot better!

  2. Fantastic goals! I’m keeping my fitness goals light this year in the hopes of getting pregnant, but I do want to PR in my half marathon and will be training to get under 1:30 this year. I’m also considering becoming a running coach, I look forward to reading about your upcoming year!

  3. We have very similar goals! While I’m hoping to run my first marathon this year, a BQ is Long term goal for sure! Trail running is something I hope to do more of this year too. I did it years ago but miss it. I hope to become a certified running coach this year too. Who are you looking at going through? Good luck on all your goals! Can’t wait to follow along!

  4. I’m focusing my self on the word Purpose for the entire year…which means my running will all have a purpose and one of those is a pretty hefty PR, but I’m keeping that to myself for now!

    1. 1. continue to run 4x per week
      2. continue to trail run and snowshoe
      3. continue to go to yoga 1x per week
      4. weight train 2x per week
      5. core work 3x per week
      6. speed work 1x per week
      7. learn to enjoy cooking/healthy meals
      8. look hot in a size 6
      9. run a sub 2 hour half marathon (even if it’s by 1 sec)
      10. train for my 2nd marathon… Hartford 🙂

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