Since I still feel pretty new to this whole “running” thing, I’ve never really sat down and thought about specific goals races. I generally just know that I want to PR, although, truthfully, I often go into races having no idea of what time I’m trying to beat. While I know that I am not particularly motivated to put in the training necessary to become significantly faster, I do want to start giving myself some real benchmarks. Up until now, I’ve really been focusing on increasing distance, but, soon, I’ll have completed a marathon (?) and I’m going to want to work more on speed. That having been said, here are my (completely arbitrary) time goals for races this year:

5k- 25:00

4 Miles- 34:00

5 Miles- 45:00

10k- 1:00:00

Half- 2:00:00

Marathon- Finishing alive