Well. It happens. You have good intentions to do something, then it fails.
I went to Kauai last week with my husband, and didn’t fit in my 3 mile runs. Then I got sick. So. Yea. That whole 3 mile a day for the month didn’t really work out. And I’m still sick.
I’ve been surfing. I did go on a couple of runs, and am planning on running tonight. I’ve done a teeny bit of weight training – but nothing really to write about.
My training for the Hapalua Half Marathon has been a complete flop. But you know what? I’m going to continue on, hope for the best. We will see how it goes. If I can manage a sub 2 hour half marathon, great, if not – it will be a good day for a run!
My focus now is the CIM.
Did I tell you that? I signed up for the CIM again! I love that race. I had such a great experience with it last year, 2016. And this year I’m going big. I’m going for a 3:50 time goal. So I’m starting now. Well, as soon as I’m done with being sick. I think I better just do easy runs until I’m completely over this cold/flu thing. A 3:50 time goal is huge. It’s breaking 4 hours. It’s being only 10 minutes away from a BQ. It’s something that I think if I put my mind to it, put my big girl pants on, I will be able to do. (Eeep. That’s scary!)
Goals are meant to be SMART. So, let’s look at my goal.
Specific – Why, yes it is. 3:50:00 – that’s it. Nothing else.
Measurable – Yes. I need to hit paces. 8:46min/mile. For 26.2 miles. How is that even possible?!?!
Attainable – Yes. But with work. I’m not going into my 18 week plan tomorrow. I’ve got until the end of July before it kicks off. I have a lot of work to get myself ready, but it can happen. It will also be on a fast course. The CIM is a crazy net downhill course.
Relevant – This means a lot to me. I want to sub 4. I want to get that BQ. I managed a 18-ish minute PR last year with my CIM, hopefully I can knock 15 minutes off my time with better training.
Timed – December 3, 2017. That’s the date. 9 months to get it.