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2010 goals completed/not completed (Read 1133 times)

    Who here completely some/all of your 2010 goals?  

     

    To get started, I completed my goal time in the half mile, completed a triathlon, and I broke 50 in the 10k. How bout everyone else?  It also appears, barring serious injury, that I will run my goal number of kilometers this year (1500km)

    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

     

    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

     

    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

      completed most goals for year.

       

      Mileage- goal  1400    currently at 1660 (last yr 1064)

                                  100 mpm- all 12 months, streak currently at 17

      pr's- over 50 age pr's at all distances attempted: 5k, 8k, 10k, HM   set pr's but did not hit time goals except for HM.

      HM- complete at least 1 in under 2 hrs.. Actually completed 2.  1:45:35     and  1:43:50.   Last ran in race of HM distance or greater in 1982.

      improvement in AG placings.  Check, slowly moving up the charts, & had 4 AG placings in top 3.

       

      continue to enjoy running & switching things up- double check!


      Feeling the growl again

        My original goal (though changed a couple times during the year) was to get 2000 miles in.  It looks like I should just get 3000.  Check.

         

        Return to sub-33 10K shape.  I ran 33:19.  Close enough.

         

        Return to sub-2:35 marathon shape.  Marathon didn't go so well for a couple reason but in terms of conditioning I was close enough.

         

        It's all a good springboard for next year, and that was the whole point of this year from the beginning since I'd taken the last 2-3 years more or less off.

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

         

          Main goal:  Get back in the marathon game after 2-year layoff.  Check.

          Run marathon PR:  Check.

           

          "Secret goals"

          Sub 2:50.  Not quite.  2:50:56

          Sub 17:00.  Not quite.  17:06

          Sub 5:00....  4:59.8 1600m, but only 5:02 true mile.... too close to call.

           

          Next year's goal:  Stay healthy, turn "not quites" into "yeah, babies!"

          - Joe

          all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


          Cat in a Pot

            Stay Healthy and Injury Free - Done

             

            Finish First 50-Miler - DONE!

             

            And the completed 3 other 50ks.  It was a good year, yes indeedy.

            Leslie
            Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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            2014: May - MDW 70-Miles (w/Trail Factor 50k) - Cascade Crest, WA/Astoria, OR/Portland, OR

            June 7 - Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

            July 12 - Mt. Hood 50 - Mt. Hood, OR

            Oct 11 - Firetrails 50 - Lake Chabot, CA


            "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
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            Trail Runner Nation

            Fatozzig's Place

              One goal was to run at autumn marathon. For the last years I've just run a spring marathon and my running rather tailed off through the year. So I completed that goal.

               

              Another was to do 3:30 in the spring (completed), and 3:15 in the autumn (failed - but a PR anyhow so I don't feel too bad about it). Getting 3:15 next spring is the main goal for the moment.


              The shirtless wonder

                I wanted to get 2000 miles for the year with secret hopes of 2750.  I will not even be hitting 2000.

                 

                I wanted to break 3 hours in a fall marathon.  I did not even run a marathon this fall.

                 

                It's not that I'm a slacker or a loser (well maybe both but running has nothing to do with that) it's that I got a stress fracture and it derailed my plans. 


                A Dance with Monkeys

                  I believe I came to the year with no goals, other than 2000 miles.  I have 25 days left to make that goal.  Because, you see, the year is not up.

                    I believe I came to the year with no goals, other than 2000 miles.  I have 25 days left to make that goal.  Because, you see, the year is not up.

                    I was waiting for someone to say something like this....figures Trent would Wink

                    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                     

                    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                     

                    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                      I took an injury in May that put me on the sidelines for almost 3 months.....as a result I came up short of all of my goals this year....

                       

                      Will be better next in 2011 (I'm sure).....

                      Champions are made when no one is watching

                        I did not get a sub-3:30 for the marathon, but I did get a sub-20 for the 5k. Not a surprising result from a helter-skelter marathon training cycle and my first 2,000 mile year. 

                        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                          My goals evolved over the year.  The progression went something like this:

                           

                          January/February/March:

                          no goals whatsoever

                           

                          April/May/June:

                          maybe run a marathon this year (it would be my second)

                           

                          July/August/September:

                          definitely run a marathon this year (signed up for Marine Corps 10/31)

                           

                          October:

                          sub-4 marathon

                          sub-1:20 15K (a goal that was set about 7.5K into the race)

                          yearly mileage>=1000K (i.e. 621 miles)

                          continue running after the marathon

                           

                          November/December:

                          5K PR

                          10K PR

                          continue running through the winter

                           

                          Here's how things ended up:

                          sub-4 marathon - yes (3:59:58)

                          yearly mileage>=1000K - yes (624 miles and counting)

                          5K PR - yes (23:09) - to be fair, this was my first 5K, but I'm happy with this baseline effort

                          10K PR - yes (52:06)

                          15K PR - yes (1:19:16) - again, this was my first 15K, so...automatic PR

                          continue running after marathon - yes (72 miles since 10/31)

                          continue running through the winter - yes, so far

                           

                          So I hit all my goals and then some, and that feels great.  In a way, this is my first year of running.  In the past, I've "trained" enough to run a race here and there, but never really set any goals, and never really strived for any improvements.  Running was just something fun to do now and then.  This year, I realized that running is a great way to compete against myself, and it's been exciting to shoot for some tangible milestones.  I never thought of myself as a "real" runner before, but I'm starting to feel like one now (well...except that I'm just an imaginary internet person, so I guess I'm not a "real" anything).  I have a lot of room to improve, and the big picture for me this year was that setting running goals can drive that improvement.  So peering into 2011 and beyond, I'm looking forward to incremental but continuous improvement over the long haul.

                          2014 Goals:

                          • run 4 marathons
                          • run 1000 miles

                            My goal was to run a sub-60 10k and I missed it by 27 seconds.   Lessoned learned:  You know, you don't really need a drink of water on a cool May morning in a 10k.  Just because those nice people are eager to give you some nice gatorade, you don't need to take any. Next time baby!

                             

                            Second goal was 2000km.  Met it in late November and promptly fell injured due to the flareup of a neuroma forcing me to stop running completely.

                             

                            MTA: spelling

                            Suffering Benefiting from mature onset exercise addiction and low aerobic endorphin release threshold. Hoping there is no cure.


                            Menace to Sobriety

                              2010 miles for 2010: Right on track to hit it on the number.

                              Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.
                              sethf11


                                hit a few and fell short on a few.

                                2000 miles - completed

                                Half Marathon under 1:30:00 - competed

                                Win 2 races - completed

                                first triathlon - completed

                                sub 17:00 5k - failed (17:04)

                                a bunch of other things happened which were awesome accomplishments but not goals.

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