Beginners and Beyond


February Goals (Read 125 times)


    1. 180 miles

    2. Run my first ever 10-mile race

    3. End the month ready to taper for marathon #2

    Up next: Front Runners New York LGBT Pride 5-mile  06/28 |  NYRR Team Championships: Women (5M) 08/02

    Goal race: NYCRUNS Haunted Island 10K 10/25

    Better I Leave

      1. 100 miles

      2. Finish my upcoming HM w/ a better time than my last HM (Kinda worried about this one given the fact that my last attempted long run on Monday ended pain).


      Super B****

        Do not, DO NOT, get injured.


        Qualify for a faster corral in a NYRR race.  DO NOT PR in my pre-half marathon ten miler.




        90 miles.


        DO NOT GET INJURED.  Or I will kill you.

        chasing 21:20

        Don't call me Buttercup!

          Get healthy.   That's my only goal currently.  I am in severe running withdrawal. =(

          Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 


            Run my marathon.


            Hopefully, I will be able to shake this ITBS problem beforehand.  Apparently, I can just *almost* get through a marathon training program without my IT band acting up.  Last time I made it 16/18 weeks, this time I made it 15/18 weeks.  Sigh.  Going to a PT, and hopefully will actually get some real solutions so that this doesn't come back ever again.

            My wildly inconsistent PRs:

            5k: 24:36 (10/20/12)  

            10k: 52:01 (4/28/12)  

            HM: 1:50:09 (10/27/12)

            Marathon: 4:19:11 (10/2/2011) 

            Just B.S.

              1. Continue training injury free for marathon #6



              2. Swim 750 meters consecutive by the end of February



              3. Aiming for a  very fun personal worst at my 25th Half Marathon @ Disney Princess


              Proud Calgarian

                - stay healthy

                - run what my coach says

                - focus on absolutely obliterating my 10k PR on March 17 and doing what I need to do over the next 6 weeks


                I don't want to just beat my PR of 38:27, I want to stomp on it and crush it into the ground with authority!!

                2015 Goals and PRs:

                5k - 17:59 (18:12);  10k - 35:59 (36:42);   HM - 1:19:19 (1:19:59);   FM - never (3:05:46)

                Bin Running

                  1. Don't get injured.

                  2. 175Miles

                  2015 Races

                  2XU HM - 29 Mar


                    320 miles
                    No injuries
                    Cross-training (strength +/- yoga) every other day + abs most days
                    Eat healthier


                    I admit nothing

                      to not suck at my marathon

                      running Pride Run 5M 6/28, Finger Lakes 50k 7/5

                        Run 120 miles

                        Maintain or lose weight

                        “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot


                        Team TJ

                          • 80+ miles
                          • injury free
                          • Run my first 10K race

                          Running for TJ because he can't.



                            Successful completion of my first HM, in sub 2:00.








                            5K Specialist

                              1. Finish my race strong Sunday.

                              2. Slow down and take it easy.

                              Personal Bests:

                              800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)


                                - This month starts my HM (#5) training, so whoopee!!

                                - Stay injury free!  I am starting that way and am determined to finish that way.

                                - Train smart.