You'll be happy to know, I'm sure, that I have goals. The thing is, I have never been that good at writing them down. Don't you hate it when your performance review involves goals? What are your performance goals this year, what are your leadership goals? What are your strengths, what are your weaknesses?
Amazingly, my larger goals involve running. When I started thinking about triathlon, running was my least favorite part. Now, I love it.
Which leads me to one of my two long term (multi-year) goals.
1) BQ. I want to Boston Qualify. I want to run the Boston Marathon!
This is going to take a lot of work!
Micro steps to goal #1
Goal #1) A 6 minute mile. The fastest pace I have recorded on my Garmin so far is a 4:08 pace for 7 miles. But that was when I forgot to turn it off and drove home from a hill workout. ;-).
Seriously, the fastest mile that I have run, that I am aware of is 7:58, my fastest 1/4 mile is 6:29.
I have work to do. But to be fair, I haven't tried to run a fastest mile except twice to get below an 8 minute mile. You might wonder why I don't try for a 7 minute mile? Well, that's because I plan on working on that for the rest of 2008!
Goal #2a) A 22 minute 5K (by May)
Goal #2b) A 21 minute 5K (by October)
Goal #3a) A 1:50 minute half mary (by June)
Goal #3b) A 1:40 minute half mary (by November)
Goal #4) A 3:45 marathon
Goal #5) Swim comfortable in open water (this friends, has been a problem for me).
Are these goals unrealistic? Tough, yes, but not completely unrealistic.
More to come!