I didn’t run today. I decided to give my running legs a bit of a rest to prepare for 2016. I hit the gym and did my FitStar circuit along with the elliptical. One of my goals for 2016 will be to become a stronger runner and that means strength training.
My goals for 2015 were simple as I wanted to focus on building on a solid 2014. My goals were…
- Log 1,000 miles running and 1,000 riding – I hit it again in both sports this year. I ended my running season with 1,159 miles and my riding season was at 1,194. I did one of the two sports 300 days this year…so 82% of the time I was on the move. My overall distance was down this year, but I’m okay with that. In 2016 I’m going for 1,500 miles in each sport.
- Participate in my first organized half marathon – knocked this one out in the spring by running the Tow Path Half. I was able to get it done in 2:09. My goal for 2016 is to run three half marathons and break the 2:00 mark.
- Join a running club – this one took me most of the year, but I found my club. I joined the Cleveland West Road Runners in the Fall and went on my first group runs in November and December. Going to stick with this club in 2016 so that goal is already met.
I found a few more body parts to stress, twist and injure this year. Nothing that a bit more rest didn’t fix. Looking forward to an amazing 2016…it’s been a very good 2015.
Decide to dominate!