I picked up this wonderful sport in the summer of 2010 as a way to get into shape after leading a fairly sedentary university student lifestyle. The first 2 years of my running career (2010 and 2011) saw me basically just running mileage and chasing people around. In 2012 I began to read about training principals and philosophies. I became fascinated by the physiology of running and how when we stress our bodies we see adaptation. I made some decent progress in 2012 but it was really 2013 that I began training the way an athlete should. I have a fantastic coach in John Lofranco who I began working with in May of 2016. Under his tutelage I feel like I will be able to make consistent progress and become a much more developed runner. I have lofty goals in this sport, but I know that I can't rush things. So I will build upon the foundation I have and make small steps towards my long term goals in a seasonal/yearly fashion
Currently I hold personal bests of 14:56 for 5000m, 14:50 for 5km*, 24:07 for 8km, 31:07 for 10km and 1:08:47 for the half marathon.
I'll include 52:48 for 10 miles as much as it pains me to admit in this list as well. (I've split 51:47 in a half this season)
* - 5km was split during my 8km road PB at the 2015 St. Mary's 8km
My goals for the 2017 season are to focus on speed development on the track but to also do lots of road races and set new personal bests in all the distances I compete at.
Goal times for 2017
800m - 1:59 (I need to actually give the 800 a go, I've never run one)
1500m - 3:55 (I just need to run one it's been too long)
3000m - 8:29
5000m/5km - 14:29
8km - 23:59
10km - 30:29
10 miles - 50:29
Half Marathon - 1:06:59
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