So instead of doing the typical 2015 recap post, I'm going to focus on the year to come. Last year was all about the 5k distance for me. While I'll still do some 5ks in 2016 - it is my favorite distance after all! - this year is the year of the 10k!.
The Tentative 2016 Race Schedule
Icebreaker Indoor 5k
Luck of the Irish 10k
Nicolet Bay 5k
Kings & Queens Half Marathon
Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 10k
Race for the Bacon 5k
Lake Country 5k
Rock 'n' Roll Montreal 10k
Milwaukee Running Festival 5k
Badgerland Striders Indoor 10k
I'm excited to race a longer distance this year! Hopefully training for a longer distance will also benefit my 5k racing. Something I struggle with a bit is having the strength to push the pace during the latter part of a 5k race. Training for and racing 10ks should help me improve in that aspect of racing.
A few things are staying constant in 2016. I'm still working with Coach Matt and ThunderDome Running. Since I started with Coach Matt, I can tell my running has improved as evidenced by stronger finishes and several PRs. I believe there are more to come this year!
A strong finish in San Antonio
I'll also continue to do a bulk of training, especially during the winter months - at the Downtown Y. The facility has a fantastic indoor track (6 laps = 1 mile) and the group exercise classes are fantastic. I get to challenge myself every day and am stronger for it. And we all know stronger = fewer injuries = more consistent training = faster running = PRs!
Eddie also believes more medals are in order for 2016!
So here's hoping for a speedy 2016! I can't wait to see what the year will bring :)
My questions for you:
- What are your goal races in 2016?
- What are your top running/fitness goals in 2016?
- Do you prefer to reflect on the past or dream about the future?