Learn from my mistakes! That's what happened to me in 2005. I made several pace goals (i.e., performance goals) without laying down and following a plan to achieve those goals through specific training (i.e., process goals), plus maybe I spread myself a little too thin. Like, what sense was there in making a 5-mile race goal when I wasn't training specifically to run that distance, and I had no 5-milers planned on the race calender in the whole year?
My goals * and the results for 2005:
- 5K <0:30:00 * 30:26 is my closest in 2005
- 5M <0:50:00 * no 5-milers or 8km races in 2005
- 10K <1:00:00 * 1:04:31 is my closest in 2005
- 10M <1:50:00 * 1:52:57 is my closest in 2005
- Half Marathon <2:25:00 * 2:37:50 is my closest in 2005
- Marathon <5:00:00 * not even close yet (5:59 and 6:33 marathons in 2005)
- 1 Olympic distance triathlon completed <4:00:00 * DONE IN 4:06:58 (close enough for my first attempt!)
- 1 Half Ironman triathlon completed <8:00:00 * DONE IN 8:50:50 (not close at all to the time goal, but my first attempt is complete!)
I also made some tiers of time goals in advance for most races I ran in 2005 - I made many of my goals, but some I didn't. Some days you have it, and some you don't, and there's always more races out there to be run.
I thought I had made some process goals at the start of 2005, but I haven't been able to find them yet. Will post when I do.