Recently I joked about what my running goals are. While those goals are valid, I have two primary running goals for 2011:
1) Run a marathon PR. I really think this is possible. My PR is 4 hours and 25 minutes and I think I can beat that. The last 6 months I have been so focused on building distance that my speed has started to plateau, but I'm going to work on that. I think my two best possibilities for a PR are the Ogden Marathon in May or the Top Of Utah Marathon in September.
2) Complete the Utah Grand Slam. This is a unique club in Utah where you complete a series of four marathons over the course of a few months. There aren't too many spots to get entered for the Grand Slam. I was lucky enough to get into the Grand Slam this year so now I just need to run the races.
A sub-four hour marathon continues to tempt me. If I achieve my two goals I will be very happy. But if I happen to get a sub-4 somewhere along the way I will be ecstatic.