Running Goals

I can’t wait to run my first 5K, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon!

When I first started blogging back in early 2013 my goal was to run a 5K. Today I’ve run a handful of 5Ks, nine half marathons and even a full marathon!


My running goals are ever changing, but I do hope to get faster, stronger and to go longer! That’s not too much to ask, right?

Here are my current top five running goals – some of these I hope to accomplish very soon while others I hope to complete within a year or two.

  • Run more full marathons!
  • Reach 2:45 in the half marathon
  • Run a sub-36 minute 5K
  • Run a 50K
  • Run a 50-miler

My big pie-in-the-sky, super long term goal is to run a 100-miler someday. That’s more of a wish or a dream rather than something I think could actually happen since I am a slow runner and probably wouldn’t meet the cut-off times – but I LOVE long runs. The only reason I do speed work is so that I can ensure I meet the cut off times for the ultramarathons that I hope are in my (near-ish) future!

There’s just nothing like the feeling of a long run!

I also have a running bucket list of races and other goals that I would love to accomplish someday!

What are your goals? Tweet to me @kristinarunning – let’s motivate each other!

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  1. Elizabeth Mehrkens
    August 3, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Great goals! I am training for my first half too. September 14th is the big day. I have been running off and on for the last 4 1/2 years taking forced breaks when I get pregnant. I am at a 11 1/2 min mile but can only do the first mile that “fast.” After that I slow way down. I look forward to hearing how training is going and how you do with your first half marathon!

    • August 7, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      Hi Elizabeth,

      It sounds like we’re at about the same place in regards to pacing. Please keep commenting as I would love to stay up to date with your training as well 🙂

      Sept. 14th is right around the corner – you must be getting VERY excited! 🙂

  2. September 4, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    hi.! I see that you are running the Portland Marathon as your first marathon.! That is so awesome.! I am from Oregon. : ] I am training for my first half marathon right now. and I JUST started a running/veggie/mom blog. Love your blog.! I will definitely be back to read about your experience here in oregon and the marathon. Best of wishes to you : ]

  3. June 29, 2015 / 12:31 am

    I love the way you write within Running Goals | Blog About Running | Kristina’s Blog About Running.

  4. September 8, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I am getting ready to start training for my second marathon. An Ultra seems way off in the distance. However, I shouldnt hold myself back either. Love your blog and catching up on your latest personal challenges. Cheers, Jerod

  5. June 14, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Hello, Kristina! I love running too! But your story is such an inspiration, keep the fire burning! Cheers!

  6. August 21, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I am starting to achieve the 3k run this weekend. I have hyperthyroidism and I need to lose weight to stay healthy. After the 3k, I’ll go for 5k, 10k, and more soon. Good luck on your 100-mile run. I am definitely going to do all that I can to be successful in my sports.

  7. September 28, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I am trying the 3k run. Wish me luck! I wish to lose weight too and be the better version of myself! Yaiy! Thanks for this!

    • Kristina
      September 30, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Ohh good luck!!!! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  8. November 18, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    We are going on a holiday trip at the end of the month. One highlight of the Black Light Run (10k). I wish I can finish it! Yaiy!

    • Kristina
      November 19, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Good luck!!! I hope you have a great run!

  9. April 3, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    I am just new in running but I am confident that I can make it. I would like to recover from my disease and I wish to change my lifestyle. I know that running is an effective method to do it. Reading your post makes me want to reevaluate my life and fix the things I have done in the past.

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