Tuesday, August 4, 2009


One of my high school mentors, Tony DaRocha, told me that goals have to be written down, otherwise, they are just wishful thinking. Believe it or not, I have always written my goals since freshman year in HS. I group them as short term goals and long term goals. They help me stay focused and give me motivation to train harder. I find it easy to set up my goals before the training gets tough. These goals are set to be specific, challenging and realistic at the same time. I am about to embark on a new training block that will hopefully get me in the best shape of my life. I feel very motivated and think this is the best time to start thinking about what I want to accmomplish over the next few months. If I can stay injury free, these are my goals:

Short term: 1 to 6 months
-get top 10 at the US 5k Championships on Sep 20
-run under 24min in the 8k at Franklin Park
-get top 2 at the USATFNE XC 10k championships

Long term: 6 months to 1 year
-run under 8 min in the 3k indoors
-win an NCAA title
-run under 13:50 for the 5k before June,2010
-compete in Europe over the summer