Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Setting Goals

i realised this week how important it was to have goals.
not so much run this time at this race... but just a future event to focus on and look forward too.
...and buy new gear for :)

was asked on the weekend by a fellow runner 'so whats on the planner for the next few months' and for once i was silent.
6 foot was never going to be a 'goal race' which means i dont have anything else until may which is a loooooooooong way off.
which is probably what caused my "running mental meltdown" the other week.
having said this planning is now going well for a big recce 2 weeks after 6 foot.
am looking at doing some/most of the scenic rim 100 miler along the qld/nsw border.
went down to numinbah/springbrook NP on the weekend to look at some key points of the course.
its a difficult course navigationally when you have to do a pre-recce recce!
unfortunately due to the weather up this way some of the trails are closed.
still looking forward to heading out to the western edge of the course out past echo point and stinsons plane wreck.
it will be an adventure!

ran with the river city runners 6 foot training group on sunday.
got absolutely spanked on the hills and was lagging behind on the last few ups which is unusual for me.
got back to the car feeling wrecked and stefan said 'so who wants to do another road loop of coot-tha' (9.5km).
unfortunately digger agreed so with 2 heading back out all i could say was 'giddyup!'.
for some reason felt much better the further i went along.

i now have 2 weddings to attend the alpine 100 weekend.
they are at exactly the same time with 1 in sydney and the other brisbane so i dont think i'll be making it to both!
i guess that alpine race just wasnt meant to be :)

monday: 30min easy bike
tuesday: 30min bike/30min hill wlak tready (raining/lazy)
wednesday: 14km sloooooow (hammy narky) 73.00
thursday: 14km slower 76.00 junk miles. pilates and massage.
friday: nothing
saturday: 2hr walk springbrook
sunday: 3.5hr mt coot-tha

3 Comments:

Blogger Horrie said...

That's why it's good to have a 'race' to look forward to every month. It keeps you focussed and keeps the blahs away. Looking forward to catching up at 6 Foot.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Call them friends? Getting married on a race weekend. Ditch them!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

What Tesso said! Clearly if they haven't taken your race calender into account, they are REAL friends! ;-)

8:07 PM  

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