2014 Fitness Goals
- Running: In 2013, I ran 1500 miles. To run at least 1500 miles in 2014 would be great. That's an average of about 30 miles a week. So many runners have their races planned out for the year already. That's amazing! Hopefully, I'll register for a race soon, too.
- Strength training: I want to continue to strength train 2-3 times a week.
- Biking: I want to add something new: more riding! I'd like to ride at least 15 miles a week or 60 miles a month. I'll keep track of my riding miles like I do my running on Garmin Connect.
No PR's, but I had a lot of fun racing this year!
10/5/13 St. George Marathon (Utah) 4:35:01- Beautiful course!
5/26/13 Bob Potts Marathon (Pennsylvania) 3:58:11- Rail trail race!
3/2/13 The Woodlands Half Marathon 2:00:34 - 1st race close to my new house (in SE Texas)!
1/13/13 Houston Marathon 4:00:29 - My 7th running of this race! I used to live a few blocks from the course.
Longest Run This Week
I ran 11 miles yesterday. Because a cold front was blowing in, towards the end of my run it felt like 25 degrees. It's so much better to run when it's cool than to run in the heat so I'm not complaining!
For some energy, I had a cup of Gatorade and some dates. A quarter cup of dates has 100 calories and 30 carbohydrates, like many gels do. My average pace was 10:16.
The photo shows part of my running route through the park. The fall colors are so pretty right now. I love to run through the red leaves. Although it was cold, it didn't really snow! The day before (on New Year's Day), I saw five deer when I was riding my bike. What a great way to start the new year!