I have a running bucket list, of sorts.
5 mile: 29:xx
Half Marathon: 1:23
I've been giving it a lot of thought and I think that I don't want to train for a marathon until my short races indicate I am more than capable of a sub-3. I just don't want to commit the time and energy and redirect that away from other things unless that goal is well within reach. I think if I reach my shorter race bucket list times then and only then will I go for a full again.
So, I guess that means I'm training for short stuff for a while. I have no idea how to go about doing that! Can I achieve these goals on my own? Do I need a coach? Can I find some training buddies who are willing to work with my goofy schedule?
I am getting up there in age, so honestly I do feel a little pressure to get on it! But at the same time I've really only trained somewhat seriously for 2 years, so I think there is still quite a bit of improvement ripe in these getting-old legs.
So this morning as I cheer on many friends achieving their running dreams, I'll be taking one tiny step towards mine.