Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thinking about 2010 running goals

I'm not sure if it's due to a lack of rest or if my weekend running pushed me past my limits but I have been mighty tired over the last couple of days. I didn't plan to run on Monday because that's always been my rest day. I instituted that early this year as part of my 2009 running goals and I have stuck to it with beneficial results. After falling asleep on the train ride home last night I decided to string two rest days together and skip my workout this morning in the name of true recovery. It was the right thing to do and I got an extra hour's sleep plus another 30 minutes on the train ride in. I had my second can of FRS this morning and I feel alert and ready for what should be a very busy day. I noticed that each 11.5 oz can contains only 25 calories so I looked more closely at the ingredient list and saw that FRS contains sucralose. I guess I'm okay with that since the stuff tastes fine and it isn't cloyingly sweet.

I've started thinking about my 2010 running goals now that we are in the last two months of the year. I may have made the current year's goals a little too easy since I achieved them all by August so I'll need to throw some "stretch goals" into the mix. One goal will definitely relate to pace and another to distance. One should include a new running experience of some kind. I'll think more about it and will post 2010 goals in December. I'm still not sure about whether to take on the challenge of a half marathon and if I do I'll need to figure out how to do that without adding more training time. The most important thing to do is keep an optimal balance between work, family and training. So far, so good.

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