Saturday, January 8, 2011

Running Goals for 2011

Since we just finished our 2011 work goals and they had to be SMART and I was pinged appropriately for not having SMART running goals, I thought I would post a few SMART goals. For anyone not familiar with SMART goals, here is the definition
  • S - Specific
  • M - Measurable
  • A - Attainable
  • R - Realistic
  • T - Timely
Here are my goals:
  • Run or Exercise 17 times in the remaining 23 days in January (min 20 minutes)
  • Run or Exercise 80% of available days in February and March
  • Lose 12 lbs by April 1st
  • Run a 7 hour 30 minute time at Chippewa 50k, course conditions assumed acceptable
  • Lose an additional 10 lbs by July 1st
  • Run a 7 hour 5 minute time at Afton 50k, heat conditions assumed to be manageable
  • Lose 5 more lbs by October 1st
  • Run 12 hours at Surf the Murph 50, weather and course conditions acceptable
  • Run 1500 miles during the year
A couple of other goals that will be schedule dependent are to run a sub 5 hour marathon and to finish at least 6 races of marathon to 50 mile distance during the year.

For all of the races, I must enter them healthy to achieve my time goals. If I end up injured again through fate or stupidity then I will need to take the time off required. This is more of a resolution than anything else.

I believe all of these goals meet the SMART definitions and I will provide an update on the shorter term goals like days exercising and weight loss every few weeks. Time to get to work.

1 comment:

NJ said...

Nice update on your goals! Very easily measured.

Let's hope Afton isn't quite as steamy this year as last!


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