Your Running "Bucket List". (Read 456 times)

    Okay folks, we're all runners here, and have that in common.   I imagine a lot of you also have bucket lists as well?   I'd love to hear your running "Bucket List" ideas, I.E.  The things you really want to achieve in running.  You can also list things you have achieved and knocked off the list.


    I really want to hear yours (so I can get more ideas + hear some cool stories!) But I'll give you mine as of current:


    Big Ones Completed:

    1)  Run the JFK-50-Miler  (Completed 2013).

    2)  Run NYC Marathon.  (Completed 2014).

    3)  Run Marine Corps Marathon (Completed 2013).

    4)  Run a sub-4 Marathon (I'm not the fastest runner, completed 2013, 3:59:27.  Almost croaked the last 5 miles to get sub 4)

    5)  Run a 24-hour race.  (Completed 2013 and 2014, 76.5 miles and 80 miles)


    On the list:

    1)  Run Boston.  (I'm not fast enough to Q, this may remain permanent on the list).

    2)  Complete a 100 miler event.

    3)  Streak for a full year.  (Run each day, Will attempt in 2015)



    Let me hear your "bucket list" ideas!

    The Plan '15 →   ///    "Run Hard, Live Easy."   ∞


      - Joe

      We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.

        A bucket list of things that we actually might accomplish or a bucket list of things that we really wish we could possibly do but more than likely won't ever get there?


        I'm getting close to being in shape enough to BQ, but not sure if it is going to happen or not.


        I'm not near as close to a 19:59 5K, but that would be amazing if I could actually pull that off someday.


        With only 3 years of running under my belt I should continue to get a little faster, but at 46 I'm afraid that I may not get there fast enough to pull off the sub 20 5K.


        Things that I should be able to accomplish that would simply be checking them off the list would be a trail ultra sometime this year and I think I could hit a sub 3:30 marathon this year as well if I can decide on one and start training for it.

        Age: 49 Weight: 210 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)

        Current PR's:  Mara 3:14:36* (2017); HM 1:36:13 (2017); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:12 (2016)

          Run a race in every State.

          BQ (got this one 12/7/2014)

          sub 20 5K (90s to go)

          sub 40 10K  (4 minutes to go)

          sub 1:30 half  (8:40 to go)

          sub 3:30 full (4:15 to go)



            I'd like to get into these races and be able to start near the front.  Better get crackin' as I'm not getting any younger (or faster).



            5th Ave Mile

            Utica Boilermaker



            Boulder Bolder

            Crescent City Classic



            NYC Marathon


              Bolder Boulder 


              I ran this race over 17 years ago. I still remember that being the most amazing finish, doing a lap around the stadium at Folsom Field with tons (I think or at least it seemed like it) of people in the stands cheering and yelling. It was overwhelming and I may have even teared up. You should do this.


                  I'll second that bucket



                  And we run because we like it
                  Through the broad bright land


                    Veni Vidi Vici   two day trail race

                    Grandfather Mt marathon

                    Shut In Trail.

                    Paris marathon

                      maybe this year, let's go chase it.


                      I'll second that bucket


                      - Joe

                      We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.

                      Good Grief!

                        I reached most of my Bucket List goals many years ago:

                        1) sub-5:00 mile - after training 2 months (1968)

                        2) sub-3:00 marathon - in first marathon and at Boston no less (1970)

                        3) run in a national championship race - 1972 National Marathon Championships

                        4) win a race, not just first in my AG or slow heat (1971)

                        5) sub-40:00 10K as a masters - last done in 1993 the day before I turned 46

                        6) sub-2:30 800m as a grandmaster - 1998 at age 51

                        7) run an ultra marathon - 2013 North Coast 24 12-hour race

                        8) run a trail ultra - 2014 Labor Pain


                        Since I started running ultras I've added a few more

                        1) run 50M under 12 hours

                        2) run 80M in 24-hours

                        3) run a 100M race - this one is questionable whether I'll be able to do it

                        2018 Goals: taking suggestions
                        2018 Races: NC 24

                        Demon of Bad Decisions

                          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


                            Runners run.

                            Demon of Bad Decisions


                              I am pretty sure that at this point there are no more original topics.


                              It's like Taco Bell. Basically the same six things, just rearranged in different order.

                              I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart



                                It's like Taco Bell. Basically the same six things, just rearranged in different order.


                                Good analogy - Taco Bell is like running in that both often cause gastrointestinal distress.