2012 Goals & Race Plan...

I know 2011 is not quite over yet, but it's time to set some goals for next year and a tentative race plan.  You can't achieve big things without setting big goals and I plan on 2012 being a great year so I want to start with big goals.  Once 2011 ends I'll review how I did with this year's goals, but right now it's time to plan for next year.
  1. Sub-4 hour marathon
  2. 40 miles at Patriots' Run 9 hour 11 minute race
  3. Get 5 Marathon Maniac stars with 3 Ultras/Marathons in 3 states in 9 days
  4. Start trail running regularly
  5. Stength/core/flexibility/balance training all year
  6. Minimum of 1500 miles running total
These are not going to be easy goals for sure, but I will acheive them.  It's going to take hard work, dedication and mental toughness.  I'm excited about the challenge.

My race plan plays into these goals.  Obviously at this point much of these are tentative, and many of the races in the last half of the year haven't even set their dates yet.  But this is the plan as it stands now.
  • 1/15 - Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge, LA
  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day 2 Mile Fun Run in Manhattan, KS
  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Aggieville 10k in Manhattan, KS
  • 4/21 - Oz Marathon in Olathe, KS
  • 5/6 - Lincoln Marathon in Lincoln, NE
  • 6/2 - Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon in Kansas City, MO
  • 6/16 - Trail Nerds Summer Intro Trail Run in Kansas City, KS
  • 7/4 - Freedom Run 10k in Lenexa, KS
  • 8/25 - North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in Kansas City, MO
  • 9/11 - Patriots' Run 9 hr 11 min Race in Olathe, KS
  • 9/23 - Omaha Marathon in Omaha, NE
  • 10/13 - Pumpkin Run 5k in Olathe, KS
  • 10/20 - Mankato Marathon in Mankato, MN
  • 10/21 - On The Road For Education Marathon in Mason City, IA
  • 10/28 - Blue Springs 50k in Independence, MO
  • 11/10 - Pilgrim Pacer Marathon in Lenexa, KS


  1. I'm tired just reading that! Great plan. Here's to a wonderful 2012!


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