I’ve been running with very general goals since I injured my achilles back in November. My main “goal” after that was just to get back up and running without reinjuring myself. I accomplished that and then some when I trained for and ran the National Half Marathon this past March.
My goal for April was to become a barefoot/minimalist runner. I feel like I’ve accomplished that. I ran 72.5 miles in April – all of them in VFFs, Merrell Barefoot Pace Gloves, or completely barefoot on the treadmill. I’ve felt my calves, ankles, and feet become stronger (who knew that running barefoot would make it easier to rock the 4 inch heels!)
Now it’s time to get serious!
So, here are my short term and my long term goals for now (will add more as the year progresses)
- Hit 100 miles for the month of May
- Run at least one double digit run in May
And the big goal for the year?
Run the Philly Half Marathon in November in VFFs (Merrells if it’s cold and wet) AND PR, which means sub-2 hour.
Yes, it’s time to stop training to be a minimalist runner and start being a minimalist runner in training!