Goal setting is hard.

Why does setting running goals feel like throwing darts?

I set a goal to run a sub 00:24:00 5K by June, which I thought was reasonable, ambitious even – I had gone through what I thought was a lot of beginners gains in the last year, I thought they were due to end. Apparently not.

I ran my first 5K of the year (the MEC races are great, if you haven’t tried one yet), I finished with a chip time of 00:22:56.8 (gun: 00:23:00.8) which smashed my last PB of 00:24:10.

I have another 5k Race in March on a different course, I’ll regroup then to see if I need to set new goals.