I started 2013 with one goal for my running. I wanted to average 4 miles a day. I know it doesn't sound like much but given the run of injuries and surgeries over the last decade, it was an admirable goal. I had my doubts, especially after my calf injury following the Naples half marathon in January. I missed the better part of a month dealing with that one.
It was a slow slog to catch the average. I didn't get their until a week ago. A trio of 38 mile weeks followed by a 44 mile week did the trick. The 5 miler I did this afternoon put me at 1475 for the year, a mere 15 miles over the goal.
The good news is that I'm starting to shed the pounds. I hit 180 pounds for the first time since January. If I can get to 175 in three weeks I think I can run Naples faster than I did last year. The goal is 1:50, not fast, but certainly not awful.
The bigger question is whether I can push myself to get under 24 minutes for 5K by February and under 23 by April. That one seems like a tall order. But that's the goal for this year, a run to 22 minute plus 5K's!