With CR possibly being busy taking care of more important things, I'll try and maintain this table, so as to keep us accountable. Using only quantifiable top 3 goals. If CR DB wants to maintain this, I'll close out the thread so there would be only one of these .
MTA Not sure why I thought CR started the goal thread, substitute DB for CR above
You can add me for M < 2:55, 100M < 20:00
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old woman w/hobby
Actually, finishing at Umstead is my first goal. Failed.
24 The hard Way -- 100 miles.
Monkey, if unlucky enough to get in, <4:00 is second goal. Finish before beer runs out.
May have to use 6:00am start to make that happen.
"Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat. Pretty simple. Who the hell cares if you like beer.
We can't always do the things we like all the time." --Candice
sub-5 minute mile
Bill Wagnon / stl
Feeling the growl again
"If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does. There's your pep talk for today. Go Run." -- Slo_Hand
I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills
#1) 10K or 10mi PR
#2) 400m or 1mi PR
#3) marathon PR
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Sticky one, unsticky and lock the other thread?
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Here are my top 3:
1) >3300 miles for the year (that would be 10% more than any other previous year)
2) PR at any distance longer than 5K and shorter than the marathon
3) Sub 2:50 Marathon
I'm thinking that those are probably in order of importance. For me to get to sub 2:50 I have to be able run a 10K/10mile/HM faster than I can now and to do that I'll need better general fitness via stringing together steady, higher volume weeks/months.
Hold the Mayo
All right, the anal-retentive quality engineer in my head is screaming at me to get more specific and measureable than just PR. (Friggin idiot). BUT, he wants to see numbers, so:
First: Consistency - Run daily. To be realistic but make it tough, I'm aiming at 95%. So - run at least 347 days out of 365.
Second: Miles > 1007.3 -- call it "PR mileage" if you want - my highest yearly total so far was 1007.2, gotta beat that.
Third: is the PR races goal - I'm targeting marathon distance chiefly (4:28:01 PR), and expect the others will fall along the way - I plan to race several 5Ks (22:35 PR) and a few 1/2s (1:50:36 PR) so those will likely fall. If other races come along at different distances I plan to let the marathon training take care of those.
Goal 1: Run on 347+ days
Goal 2: Miles > 1007.3
Goal 3: PRs @ M, 1/2, 5K
"You're Not Winning"
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Prince of Fatness
You can add me, but I am not putting any numbers down...
1 - Lose weight.
2 - Be diligent with core work.
3 - Run a respectable race time (not sure what that is yet)
I've been thinking about this and guess that I will finally jump in.
Goal 1: Marathon <2:37
Goal 2: 5k < 16
Goal 3: HM PR (<1:16:50)
For goal 1, I'd like to have all my PR's with an average per mile pace <6. The marathon is the only one at this point. If I nail it well this winter working towards goal 1, goals 2 and 3 will fall right in place. Goal 3 is the softest one out there I know I can get that.
Goal 1: 2,000 miles
Goal 2: Sub 4 hour marathon
Goal 3: Sub 20:30 5K
Have you qualified for Boston? I want to interview you!
Goal 3 - A sub 3:45 marathon (that is not Monkey). Nope, not even going to think about it