January 2020 Running Report + Next Race

One of my goals this year was to get back into a consistent routine with running. Last year I had a few good races but nothing was ever consistent because I was battling stress fractures in my foot, and had two concussions earlier in the year.

When the new year hit I was more committed than ever to chase down some big goals, and really get to work. I've been running four days a week with one strength workout a week and I've been seeing huge improvements already. I've been running paces that I haven't ran since high school and it feels good to be tapping into that for the first time in 10 years.

January Running Totals:
Distance: 67.7 miles
Time: 10 Hours 29 Minutes
Average Pace: 9 Minutes 17 Seconds

This is such a huge improvement considering in December I ran a total of 12 miles, and most of those runs were well over 10 minute per mile pace! 

Last week I registered for my first race of 2020! I'll be running the Emigration Canyon Half Marathon on April 4th! I'm really excited because I've never ran down Emigration Canyon before, and I'm really hoping to get a new half marathon PR in 2020. My current PR is 1:53:00. My goal for this race is to simply try my hardest to break the two hour mark again. 

After that I'm hoping to run more and more half marathons throughout the year and hopefully chip away at my time until I hit 1:45:00. That is such a huge time goal. That's a race pace of 8:01 per mile, but I really believe that's in me somewhere! I don't think it's out of reach and my goal for 2020 is to keep trying until I get there! 

Do you have any big running goals this year? Do you have any races on your schedule? I'm hoping to add a 10k into the picture in March sometime, but for right now, I'm really excited to log more mile and get some more work in between now and April 4th!

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  1. Well, not really so greedy for running, yet at times, I make plans, take steps to go. But consistently inconsistent.

  2. Great goals! I've been working on staying consistent with running and I'm also looking to add a race to my schedule this year. Since I had my daughter it's been hard to get back into the swing of things, do you follow a program for training?

    Stephanie | http://www.spvliving.com

  3. I envy anyone that finds running enjoyable. Good luck on your race, I'll just run vicariously through you.

  4. Definitely making these! My kiddos will love them💕