Running Goals for 2018

It may be the “off-season”, but that doesn’t mean complete rest.

While I’m in the middle of my last training cycle for 2017, I’m also in the midst of planning my events for 2018, and goal setting.

Goals don’t have to be set on the 1st of January.

Goals should and can be set at any time.

If you’re not sure how to set goals, then check out this blog post on Goal Setting.

When a running friend gifted me the Compete Journal.

I knew this would be the perfect time to start strategizing my 2018 goals.

2017 has been the year of finding my rhythm again after injury.

All my events this year have been on the trail.

Why there is no denying that I do love the trails, I’ve decided that 2018 is going to be the year for road personal bests.

My personal best for the half marathon was set in 2013 at Run Melbourne, in a time of 1h49m23s.

So what are my goals for 2018?

Run Goals

  • Run a Road Half Marathon in 1h45m
    • B Goal – 1h 47m
    • C Goal – 1h 50m
  • Run a 10km in 46 mins
    • B Goal – 47 mins
    • C Goal – 48 mins
  • Run a new 5km pb
    • 2017 5km pb is 22:27 set at parkrun on 18th November
    • All time pb 21:06 set on 16th August 2014

What’s a running goal without a race?

Races I have my eyes set on in 2018 are the following:

  • Canberra Running Festival
  • Run Melbourne
  • Tower Hill Run
  • Adelaide Marathon Festival
  • Surf Coast Century
  • Melbourne Marathon

Yes, it would be ideal to set my pb in the first race I enter.

But let’s be realistic.  Having not done a road race other than parkrun, I have no idea how I will perform.

While I have a training plan all ready to go, I know that in reality, I won’t hit that goal the first time I try.  Which is why I have multiple races to aim at achieving the ultimate goal.


Have you set your 2018 Goals?