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Imminent Catastrophe

    I just thought I'd start this thread for the new year. I don't have much to add, besides that I got into Tahoe 100, so that, and Boston, will be my main focus for 2014. I want to improve on my previous death march at Tahoe and just enjoy Boston without the drama.

    New Years' plans everyone?

    "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

     "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

    "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

     

    √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

    Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

    Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

      Puke - you need to cut-and-paste your "plans for the new year" to this thread.

       

      My plan for the new year is to continue working on my 10K PB and figure out how to do that without burnout and without sacrificing my long runs like I did in the last couple months. I have a couple upcoming trail races: 25K in Feb and HM in April.  I think I might train for our local marathon in June - not sure yet since it doesn't excite me. I haven't picked out my next goal marathon ... mentally I'm still on the rebound from my December low point and can't really think too far ahead. My New Years Day 10K went well today though - not speedy - but felt great and that's what I was looking for.

      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

        Happy new year!!!

        Well, for starters, I hope to get to 2000k this year (finished 2013 90km short)!

        I want to run the Oh Meu Deus K 60 in June. Oh Meu Deus (translation: Oh My God) is a trail race across the mountain range close to where I live. It's actually 4 different races: 100miles, 100km, 60km and 20km. I'm going for the 60 km. It'll be my first ultra (if I finish it). Other than that, I'll run as many nearby trail races as possible.

        That's it.

        Happy running in 2014!

          My main goal is to run 2000 km this year.  I am also running a half marathon in Toronto next October, with a bunch of other ladies from RA.  My other goals are to lose weight, and run longer and longer without walking.  I'd like to get faster, too, but I think that will happen naturally as I go for the other goals.  At least I can hope!

            Happy new year!!!

            Oh Meu Deus (translation: Oh My God) is a trail race across the mountain range close to where I live. It's actually 4 different races: 100miles, 100km, 60km and 20km. I'm going for the 60 km. It'll be my first ultra (if I finish it).

             

            OMG is right!  Great name for an ultra - I love it!!!  Good luck with your training. Ze!

            Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

              Happy for you that you got into the Tahoe 100, Russ.  I heard about a DVD called "A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell" that is supposed to be about the Tahoe Rim Trail race. Have you seen it?

              Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                My main goal is to run 2000 km this year.

                Hi Teresa!

                I'm wondering if you have a Bunny Chasing Strategy in place like a target number of runs per week or miles per week or anything like that?

                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                  I'm here trying for 2000k again. I missed it by a lot last year, I tend to let work stress override my running and overall health, but I believe a can build up to the 27-30 mile week and stay there. House construction is mostly done and shouldn't interrupt.

                  I would also like to keep up an activity streak of one hour of exercise a day when not running, for example weight training, yoga or a simple walk on rest days .

                  I'm not particularly competitive but it looks like I have 3 halfs on the calendar for the year, two local and the Toronto run in October, too. I would also like to try some longer runs  (16-18 mile range) to test my will for longer distances. This would be in the prime weather of September through early December.

                   

                  See you in Toronto, Teresa!

                  Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                  Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

                  Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

                  Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

                    Primary goal is not to get injured.

                    Secondarily, I'd like to hit the 2000km mark.  I'm still considering a full in the fall.  I have a target half in March.

                    '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

                      Primary goal is not to get injured.

                      Hi Keeponrunning!  Yes, let's hope none of us get injured. Good luck chasing the Bunny!

                      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                      Imminent Catastrophe

                        yes Happy i've seen that, it's a few years old but still good motivation for me last year.

                        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                         

                        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                          Hi Teresa!

                          I'm wondering if you have a Bunny Chasing Strategy in place like a target number of runs per week or miles per week or anything like that?

                           

                          Well, I am aiming for five runs a week, for at least 25 miles.  That is about all my strategizing for now!

                            Puke - you need to cut-and-paste your "plans for the new year" to this thread.

                             

                            OK Happy

                             

                            Goals for the year ahead;

                            • March - I am not doing the Tarawera ultra this year.  Instead I am pacing the last 40 km for the mate who dragged me out for that run when I really needed it.
                            • May - Having another crack at going sub 4 at the Rotorua marathon - might actually train properly this time
                            • August - Try to go under 100 min at the Cambridge half
                            • September - Marton to Wanganui ultra.  Two options, try and go under 6:50 for the 66 km, or join a colleague and attempt the first ever Wanganui to Marton to Wanganui run
                            • November - Maybe, just maybe, the 100 mile Round the Mountain ultra.....all on road
                            • December 31st or earlier, compete 2014 km

                            All that plus increase my frequency of mid-week runs, struggled with those in the second half of the year.

                             “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

                             

                            Goals 2014

                            Keep running

                             

                            2014 km in 2014

                             

                              This is great. Next December we can come back to this thread and review. :-)

                               

                              I should add "more consistent yoga" to my New Years Resolutions, and shoot for three 45-min sessions per week.  I just did a 2013 graph of my yoga time.  I did pretty well until about August and then diminished. Overall the bar graph was very irregular. :-(  I like to see even lines and regular patterns.

                              Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                                 

                                Well, I am aiming for five runs a week, for at least 25 miles.  That is about all my strategizing for now!

                                 

                                Excellent plan! You'll catch the Bunny for sure!!

                                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

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