I find it motivating to read others' race results. It might be nice to also track how the various users of Running Wizard are doing at meeting their race goals, or just have a place to see which races people are training for, etc. I've seen status charts in other racing forums -- is there any interest in having one here for this group? The table below is my rough attempt at what it would look like ... Ok, I'm no Wizard at this, there is some weird formatting stuff going on, but the info might be nice to refer to. If there is interest, post your info in a response and I'll try to update the chart periodically.
Rock the Parkway
Congrats!!! 30 second PR! And 2nd in Age Group!
Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon
2nd overall female, age group winner, 60 second PR. Wow!
BIG 25 Berlin
New River Half Marathon
On a much hillier course than previous PR. Congrats!
Hope and Healing Half
2:34:46. Congrats! First Half! PR! Goal Shattered!
Will start RW plan right after the Half (good "Before and After" potential)
NYPD Memorial 5K Run
Race to the Villa 5K
North Olympic Discovery Half Indoor Insanity Marathon Relay
Lola's Lake Waconia Half Marathon
Fill Their Plates Time Trial thru neighborhood
1st in AG!!
5:31 (30 sec PR)
" ... to address my racing debacle from last year... horrific race execution" included pacing with a Kenyan ... for awhile. No Kenyans, no puking.
1:55:09 and 1st in AG!!
Congrats! Training race for NYC Marathon.
(RW says 2:50:31)
1:19:23. First 10K means 10K PR! Congrats!
1:45:39. 2nd in AG. PR-ish. Cool (a.k.a. "weird") book prize!
Finished! ["Warm-up" Marathon ... charity team event.] Goal Marathon in 2 weeks.
(RW predicted 44:25)
43:13 Woo hoo!
On a very blustery day!
RW prediction: 3:47:20
33:46, PR (first 8K), despite sprinting toward NON-finish line! Great job!
22:57. New PR! Previous PR was from June 2010. Awesome!
19:37 (2nd in AG). PR by almost a full minute. Awesome job!!
"Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon." -- Meb Keflezighi
Yes! I also enjoy looking at this sort of chart, but I'm too chaotic to be in charge of actually updating it. Would be very grateful if you took on the job, Subdood!
Here's my info:
Race name: BIG 25 Berlin
Race Date: 5 May 2013
Distance: Half marathon
Goal time: 1:38 HAHAHAHAHAHA I has a funny!
PR Time: 1:40:07
Goal Met: ?????????
Notes: My PR is from 2008. That's before I had a baby. In 2009 and 2010 I was injured, couldn't really train for weeks/months at a time and never got below 1:41. Then I got pregnant, and now I'm back! Interesting to note that I ran an average of 27 miles per week in the months leading up to this PR, which now seems absurdly low, but I did a lot of intervals and tempo runs and random races because I had yet to read a running book and thought that running fast = getting fast. The usual story!
Happy to do it, RHR! Good luck with the taper!
I'll be the first to add a result --
Goal: Sub 1:40 (RW prediction: 1:39:42)
Goal Met: Y - 1:38:43
Notes: Still trying to decompress. Will get back to you on details.
Great idea SubDood. I was actually thinking about this a few days ago - how it would be nice to read about people's experiences with RW when they've run their target race. A table like you have shown would work well.
Here's my entry:
Race name: Gold Coast Marathon, Queensland
Race Date: 7 July 2013
Goal time: running to support my daughter, who has a target of 5:00-5:30
PR Time: 4:57 (Sydney 2000 Host event marathon)
Goal Met: TBA
Thanks for doing this SubDood. I will tag this post as a 'sticky' so that it stays at the top of the forum topic list
NYPD Memorial 5K RUn
May 19th 2013
Current PR: 21:23
2014 goals: run a bunch....race some.....repeat...
I just started a 24 week schedule, 8 days ago.
Goal race is MO Cowbell 1/2 on October 6th. My PR is 2:01:09 and due to the goal race being a much easier course, and perhaps a little excess optimism, I have a 1:53 goal time.
I am enjoying the schedule, so far, and am surprised that the out-and-back followed by the aerobic long run is harder than one might expect.
Goal race is MO Cowbell 1/2 on October 6th.
I love the name of this race! Does Christopher Walken make a special appearance?
Dotstar - I ran the MO Cowbell the first year they held the race and i absolutely LOVE that race!!! That course is just meant to be a PR course...it's so easy and just a great race! I hope you have a great run this fall!!
Subdood - Thanks so much for the chart update!!!
So, here are my current stats :
Username : Christirei
Race Name : Rock the Parkway
Race Date: April 13th
Race Distance: 5K
Goal Time: 21:07
Previous PR: 21:59
Goal Met: almost! 21:29
Notes: Learned alot, and still earned 2nd Age group award
Race Name: Park Trot
Race Date: May 4th
Goal Time : 21:07
Previous PR: 21:29
Race Name: Nationwide Columbus Marathon
Race Distance: Marathon
Race Date: October 20th
Goal Time : not sure yet
Previous PR: 3:50:08
Good luck this weekend, Christi and Harriet! Looking forward to reading your race reports!
Anyone else racing this weekend? Good luck to all!
My wife is running her first ever half marathon on Sunday. I will be her "pit crew," meeting her at mile 8 or 9 to cheer her on and provide any supplies she might need at that point. If she joined RA, her username would be "PrairieDog." Go PrairieDog!!
Hey there!! Great race today for me!
20:29 (not official time, they don't have the results posted yet, but that's what my Garmin said)
2nd overall female, age group winner
PR by 60 seconds!!!!!
Good Luck Harriet!!!
Wow, great job Christirei! Congrats!
Official time for this morning's race is 20:29!
My Garmin was spot on today
Ran the New River Half Marathon yesterday in 1:50:42 in a very hilly course. I thought that was pretty good, considering my PR from January was 1:50:20 in a flat course.
Congrats, zonykel! That's a great result. I'll add it to the chart. Any more races coming up? How's the cat food situation?