I love to set out my goals for the year and then see if I can achieve them! For this year my goal is to run 5 ultra’s in my 50th year so my goals are all centred around those five races. When I first started running ultra races I set myself a bronze, silver and gold medal aim so I thought I’d do that for the five races.
My bronze medal goal is the same for all five races – to finish. This is not an easy goal in itself as to complete any ultra race is a great achievement in my book. Plus if I could finish all five races then that would excellent.
But being the competitive (with myself) person I am I like to aim for more than just finishing. I want to do the best I can in each race and so I have set myself a silver and gold medal goal as well.
The Fling, whw and Devil’s are races or routes I’ve done before so I have a good idea of what to aim for. The Hardmoor and Rotherham are races I’ve never done before so I’ve based my predictions on friends performances so we’ll see.
So what would I be happy with?- I’d love to get at least 3 golds and 2 silvers. It will all depend on injury, training, weather on the day etc, etc
As I look forward to this year I will also look back and so here are my weekly and monthly mileages compared to 2007.