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August Goals - Let's hear 'em (Read 918 times)

    Post 'em if ya got 'em.

    Live the Adventure. Enjoy the Journey. Be Kind. Have Faith!


    I fly.

      My legs are super sore right now, so I don't know what I'm thinking, BUT I'd like August to be even more hardcore...

      • 250 miles (why not aim high?)
      • 2 speed workouts
      • 2 hill workouts
      • AVOID INJURIES

      Bring it on.

        • 190 miles
        • lose 8 lbs
        • hill repeats and striders - weekly
        • double 2 days a week

         

        I'm actually cutting my mileage a bit, while adding doubles; it may seem counter intuitive...but I'm working on more quality work this month than quantity, and the double days are actually just a short, easy recovery run to support the workouts

         

        MTA:  Also, if I cut August a bit...I'll turn over 1500 during a half marathon on the 3rd of Sept...I like pulling stunts like that. Smile

          • 276
          • Hill repeats - borrowing idea from Knifey
          • Improve nutrition - Trying again from July fail

           

          Do you know the feeling I know? When your legs have disappeared, and there is only your heart, your lungs, and your eyes skimming disembodied through the air? - Jeff

            Okay, I'm going ambitious here this month.

             

            • 218.2 Miles - This is what I need to hit the 1500 miles for the year - gonna try to finish this goal off in August
            • At least one swim workout each week - maybe not long ones, but at least something
            • At least one hill or speed workout per week
            • At least two 13+ mile runs each week, one long on weekend and one mid-week
            • Eat better - been doing fine at work, but completely chowing down at night  when I get home
            • Per the last goal, I'd like to drop a few pounds - I hit my heaviest weight ever last month and I didnt like it

            Okay, thats what I got this month, now let's get to it.

              • 276
              • Hill repeats - borrowing idea from Knifey
              • Improve nutrition - Trying again from July fail

               I'm doing it like they do in the video on the Lydiard Foundation site...hill bounding...I think they call it.  They are hard!

                200 or more miles.

                Fun a 30 mile FA in Michigan.

                Train for my September 50 mile.

                Throw in a little speed work on shorter days to keep things interesting.

                Run a 5K that a friend's son's football team is sponsoring.

                Live the Adventure. Enjoy the Journey. Be Kind. Have Faith!

                  I'm still waiting to feel whether my stupid sciatic nerve is settling (possibly not helped by killer heels last night and a hilly run today, the day after a longer run with a still sore leg), so goals are a bit dependent on that.  Goals are something like

                   

                  >170 miles, ideally 200, but I'm concerned by my leg being ready for higher miles this week.

                  2 tempo sessions or at least faster runs, again very much leg dependent

                  1 long run of 16 miles or more, once again not if the leg is playing up...or possibly if it is, but at a slower pace than I usually do my longs at (which I know is too fast before I get told off again).

                   

                  September will be a low mileage month for me as I'm in California from the 13th for work, and then on holiday there from the 18th, so I'd like to bank some miles now so that I'm not too sulky and might actually want a change from running (although I actually think that running more just makes me want to run even more).  I can't see much running happening while away though, especially when on holiday as a lot of our plans are mountain/rock-climbing based.  Hopefully some runs when in cities, on rest days and when not on long mountain days, but I've promised not to prioritise running over the rest of the things we could do when away. 

                   

                  Good luck with goals everyone else.

                   "Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."

                  Egg


                  Arrogant Bastard....Ale

                    240 miles

                      200 miles, a non-ridiculous graph


                      just a simple cat

                        195 miles

                        heal from this PF

                        heal this swollen knee

                        heal this blister on my foot

                        lose weight

                        survive Bulldog race

                         

                         

                          180+ miles

                          Continue to be consistent

                          --possibly get back to losing the last 10 lbs, I keep wavering on this one...


                          day after day sameness

                            1. 200 miles

                            2. Fridays off

                            3. Two quality runs per week

                            4. Find what it takes to have a few pain free runs

                            5. Run a race just for the fun of the event

                            I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...

                              Okay, I'm going ambitious here this month.

                               

                              • 218.2 Miles - This is what I need to hit the 1500 miles for the year - gonna try to finish this goal off in August
                              • At least one swim workout each week - maybe not long ones, but at least something
                              • At least one hill or speed workout per week
                              • At least two 13+ mile runs each week, one long on weekend and one mid-week
                              • Eat better - been doing fine at work, but completely chowing down at night  when I get home
                              • Per the last goal, I'd like to drop a few pounds - I hit my heaviest weight ever last month and I didnt like it

                              Okay, thats what I got this month, now let's get to it.

                               

                              Okay pulled a calf muscle (pretty badly) on Sunday night - nope, not running - playing kickball at my nephews 6th B-day party.

                               

                              So new goal - get in what I can after it heals up, though i dont really see 218 being on the horizon.


                              I fly.

                                Okay pulled a calf muscle (pretty badly) on Sunday night - nope, not running - playing kickball at my nephews 6th B-day party.

                                 

                                So new goal - get in what I can after it heals up, though i dont really see 218 being on the horizon.

                                 

                                I hope you feel better ASAP!

                                Bring it on.

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