I haven't ended a year with my running in a bad state as at the end of 2013 in many, many years. This means I haven't started a year with my running in a bad state as at the beginning of 2014 in many, many years.
2013 was not a great running year for me. 2014 will be much better. It is starting slow but will pick up and end on a high. That I know. I am keeping the goals for 2014 simple and achievable.
I will probably miss out on my one goal at the end of March but will see how February goes and take it from there.
The first half of the year will then have only one major goal. The Cradle Mayhem stage race on 16, 17 & 18 May. This is a 3 stage trail race in the Magaliesberg and I am building up towards that. The total distance is 65km with the first stage a 10km night stage. Nothing enormous but I want to be in good shape for this.
The second half of the year have a few more challenges including an 18 hour circuit race in October that I might be gunning for.
As you can see I am not putting out a list with goals as I usually do. I will use this year to return to the form by the end of the year that I can have a proper list up for next year again.
In the mean time training is going well and the mileage is picking up. I am currently getting back into my routine of running 6 days per week and doing upper body exercises 4 times per week. All is well and I just need to keep it all going.
Happy training everyone!