Tomorrow for many, starts official marathon training for those running the California International Marathon in December. With that being said, I think it is time we start thinking goals, now goals can always be adjusted, I mean let’s be honest, life happens … But what better way to help keep you moving along than to share your goals with your friends… The Beatles might sum it best on what the power of your friends can do for you … “Oh I get by with a little help from my friends” …
So why share goals and announce them to people who read our blog or to people who you surround myself with. Well to be honest, I think goals need to be shared for a couple of reasons, the first it creates for social accountability, the second you never know who else might have those same goals and can help you in your journey and three it’s fun … I mean let’s be honest everyone likes to have a little bit of fun and maybe it creates for a little healthy competition on the side.
When creating your goals it is important to think where you are at currently and use SMART goals (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). Once your create your SMART goal, we want you to share it in the comments section below … For Time-bound … think day of the race …. and let us know which race is your target race … you can have multiple targets one, as part of the process for the next race …
We want everyone in our community to be able to lean on one another to reach their goals in fitness. That is part of the reason we will have 4 official meet-ups each week, starting TOMORROW! If you haven’t seen the schedule yet here it is …
Mondays – 5:30, 6 and 6:25AM at McKinley Park … the group will always meet in front of the McKinley Public Library located at 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento. This will be a mostly running group … Think easy group running with a lot of conversation. At the end of each workout we will be doing a runners specific workout that will help with strength and flexibility. A little history regarding 9RUN6, McKinley Park is where it all started back in 2014!
Wednesdays – 5:30, 6 and 6:25AM at 10th & N Street / West Steps of the Capitol. 5:30 and 6:00 AM are the running groups. 6:25AM at the West Steps for the workout.
Fridays – 5:30, 6 and 6:25AM at 10th & N Street / West Steps of the Capitol. 5:30 and 6:00 AM are the running groups. 6:25AM at the West Steps to meet up before we depart for the destination set announced on our Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday.
Saturdays – 7AM at locations to be announced each week. With most people in the group training for either Urban Cow and / or the California International Marathon, we will be doing long runs. Individuals can decide their paces and distance, but this gives us a little more motivation to stick to a training plan when there is a specific meet up time and place. This can also be a way to meet some new people who cannot make the week day workouts.
2 Goals …
Sub 1:22 at Urban Cow Half Marathon
Sub 3 hours at California International Marathon …
Goal: gradually work my way up to 7 miles for the CIM relay.
Sub 2hr Urban Cow HM
Completion of CIM (but will train for Sub-4hr)