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Going for 1,000 miles

Over on Daily Mile today there is a lot of talk about goals for this spring and summer. This is one reason I love doing the Shamrock in March — I’ve gotten a big race out of the way. Just less than three months into this year, I’m near 250 miles already. Usually, though, I slack off and have a pretty rotten April, which leads to a poor showing in May, which leads to “starting over” with training in June. The problem in the past couple of years is that I haven’t had any bigger goals to focus on. I’ve either been injured or worried about being injured, so I don’t do anything in the nicest months to run.

But now that I’m healthy and I’m all jazzed up about running again, it’s time that I have some more hardcore goals. Injuries be damned.

As I’ve hinted at before, I am now officially making it a goal to run 1,000 miles for the calendar year. I really wanted to set this goal at the end of 2009, but I needed to see how training for the Shamrock Half would go. I needed to make sure that a few days after that race that I wasn’t hurt and that I could keep running. Well, I can keep going. While I have some soreness, I’ve run twice in three days since the race, something I would have never considered doing in the past. While I’ll likely tone it down a bit, it’s time for me to focus on the scope of the year and getting to quadruple digits for the first time ever.

  1. March 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Yeah, buddy! No doubt you’ll be able to pull this off too.

  2. March 25, 2010 at 1:52 am

    1000 miles is in the bag for you!

  3. Thermy
    March 25, 2010 at 3:53 am

    1000 miles sounds great! I’m sure you’ll pull it off!

  4. March 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Go for it! I was only able to pull it off once (so far) and I barely made it.

    Thanks for keeping on eye on my blog. It helps to know that people are out there wondering where I’ve gone, and realizing when I come back. (Well, I know there’s a subscription feature. But I appreciate the comments.)

  5. March 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I keep up with all the blogs I read through Google Reader and don’t keep my Blogroll on the site very up to date. That will go away soon with some other changes I’m making.

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