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A progress report of your year thus far: How is it shaping up? (Read 84 times)

PleasantRidge


    I was rolling until the middle of June. I had a 108 day streak and was averaging 55mpw. - I give that an A+

     

    From the middle of June until now, I have ran about 55 miles.  This week will be a 0 miles event.  Poor judgement and arrogance (gogo failing to take a cutback after a 75 mile week) are to blame.  I sometimes forget I'm not a teenager. - I give myself an F

     

    I hope I heal and the last 5 months are at least a C.  I still want 2500 miles this year.  Maybe I at least learned something, but I cant be sure.


    No more marathons

      I give myself a "meh" for the year so far.  Miles are down compared to the past two years ... but then I have been doing a lot of other things (snowshoeing in winter, canoeing & hiking this summer) instead.  And traveling, exploring places we've haven't experienced yet (like Utah and NM, and hopefully PEI this fall). 

       

      I have only participated in one "race" (a charity mud run) and have nothing else scheduled for this year.  Signing up for a race this year just seems anticlimactic after completing a 50k last summer ... & that was my big running goal.

       

      If all we do is run we would become very boring human beings.  I fear I've become boring.  Your activities listed above sound like an A+ to me.  I've got some running goals that take me through this time next year.  After that, maybe some snowshoeing, canoeing, and hiking should be on the agenda (and a trip to Scotland - gotta get that  in).

      LRB


      Dreamer

        I was rolling until the middle of June. I had a 108 day streak and was averaging 55mpw. - I give that an A+

         

        From the middle of June until now, I have ran about 55 miles.  This week will be a 0 miles event.  Poor judgement and arrogance (gogo failing to take a cutback after a 75 mile week) are to blame.  I sometimes forget I'm not a teenager. - I give myself an F

         

        I hope I heal and the last 5 months are at least a C.  I still want 2500 miles this year.  Maybe I at least learned something, but I cant be sure.

         

        Hate to hear that from anyone and especially a fellow teammate, hope you are back to 100% soon!  Will it affect any of your long term goals or events for the year?

        MRT: This too shall pass


        Pura Vida

          Pleasant Ridge- Yikes on the all-start week aftermath!  I am hoping that it improves quickly!

          PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02 / FM: 4:50:35

          Upcoming: Rest!

          workinprogress11


            I am auditing this year.

             

            This cracked me up though I'm sorry for the reason.

             

            My year has been a solid D.  I will adopt the Cubs philosophy and say we'll get 'em next year.


            Antipodean

              Thanks, Damaris and Julie. And from one Julie to another, thanks for missing me. I have struggled with motivation so have found this place hard to be at. But I hope that is beginning to change!

               

              Hey, peeps, it's good to reflect, is it not?

              Julie

               

              PRs:  1 mile  6:57  //  5k   24:12  //  5 mile  39:32*  //  10k   49.10*   //  Half  1:52:18

               

              * courses slightly short

               

              "It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves."

              ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

              PleasantRidge


                 

                Hate to hear that from anyone and especially a fellow teammate, hope you are back to 100% soon!  Will it affect any of your long term goals or events for the year?

                 

                I have only run a couple of races a year since I started, and they aren't really that important to me.  I would like to get faster and post awesome times, but that isn't what motivates me to run at all.

                 

                My only long term goal is to run until I am too old or dead to run.  So, I will be fine after the foot/ankle gets better.  My wife will just have to tolerate me until I can get back to my morning dose of the warm and fuzzies.

                PleasantRidge


                  Pleasant Ridge- Yikes on the all-start week aftermath!  I am hoping that it improves quickly!

                   

                  Thanks Zelanie.  I'm sure it will get better when I stop being hardheaded and take a whole week off.  I had no idea how much I would grow to NEED to run.

                  LRB


                  Dreamer

                    Hey, peeps, it's good to reflect, is it not?

                     

                    Yes, that's when corrections for the future can be made.  In fact I am off this week because of reflections made in the past which does not guarantee anything, but may eliminate fatigue or burnout as a possible cause for injury.

                     

                    WIP, lily is gonna get you.  lol

                     

                    Hang tough PR!  Not being able to run sucks but we have all been there.

                    MRT: This too shall pass