PRs: 16:36, 35:18, 1:16:40, 2:44:01
2018 Goals: sub-16:00 5k, 33:30 or better 10k, (sub) 1:15 half marathon, sub-2:40 marathon
Those are the big goals but I have mini goals built into those goals. I'll be happy with PRs. My 10k goal is 1:30 faster than I've ever gone at that distance. I would be plenty happy running 34:xx. I, however, haven't really taken a real crack at a 10k. I usually just run 1 or 2 of them a year. Last year I ran a track 10k where I went out way too fast and the crawled home in the second half of the race. My other 10k was a summer race where it was warm at the start and a week before a half marathon so I was not quite tapering. My 10k best actually comes from a fartlek workout that included some easy jogging rests. In 2018, I'm going to be more cognizant about tapering for races. I'm sick of training hard, training through races, and then running mediocre races. Races, not workouts, are where I need to see all of my hard work pay off. Workouts I've done over the last couple years have indicated the time goals I have laid out are within reach. I have shown the fitness to come close to those times but I have wasted a lot of race efforts in workouts. 2018 is about showing up on race day fresh and ready to go.
That's all I really have on this. I'm okay being open about my goals. I want to keep improving and make big fitness gains. 2017 was a great year but I want to be able to cite good race results instead of good workouts. That's going to be the theme in 2018.