Although I have pretty high hopes for the marathon, this dumb poll asked which "one", so I would say the 5k.
Speed kills, right?
"When the gun goes off, everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters!"
I chose 5k because that's the only distance I've run (aside from the 8k) that I can build a PR off of. Plus, you gave me a challenge, and I'm hoping to hit it this year.
Do you even run?
YAYpril - B-Plus
HM for me. My PR is from April last year and I've run two since then. The first was sandbagged because it was at the end of the RW Hat Trick (I PRed the 5k and ran a 10k the day before). During the second my ITBS flared up so it was an injured effort. Still only 7 minutes slower than my PR, though.
So, I'm running the same race in April and I want a big PR.
Chief Unicorn Officer
5K. Why no love for the MILE?
Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54
Sorry MJ, I guess I didn't think about it!
I haven't run a marathon since 2010, when my HM time was more than 20 minutes slower than it is now. That PR is going down -- though even best case scenario it will be far from a BQ.
Up next: ???
Running for TJ
I voted 5K because I'm going to work hard at hitting sub-30, I'm getting close now. Don't laugh, speed is tough for a fat-boy
You have to run through the valley if you want to get to the mountain top!
Next goal: Mad Marsh 50K (November 2014)
I voted for the marathon, of course. Not a BQ, please, but it's the distance I like to do.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: Space Coast Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
You left off my favorite distances, the mile and its closest metric equivalent, 1500m. Besides my days of setting PRs are long gone. There are a few of us who have been racing long enough that the only way we'll set a PR is to run something longer than we've ever run before. Since I've raced every standard distance and quite a few non-standard distances from 50 yd to the marathon, the only way I'll set a PR is to move up to ultras.
2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race
I voted HM, because my big goal race is the Shamrock half in March. But I'm getting pretty keen on 5ks too, so my sub-20 goal is right up there.
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k | sub-1:26 HM | BQ
I guess I am alone so far in my love for the 10k? It is in fact my favorite distance, but I also only have one race on the calendar so far and it is a 10k so obviously I chose that...
My goal for 2013 in to PR in the distance I have always trained for, the marathon. If I train specifically for it, then that's where I want to PR, right? But I find that as I get better in the 26.2 mile distance, my times for the 10k, 10 mile and HM are falling as well. In fact, I'm lucky that all of the distances are pretty much in line on the McMillan chart. Only the 5k (and the mile, I suppose) seems to be my black beast. I ran a good one, once, in training and then I was never able to repeat that. So if I could just match my 5k time to my goal marathon time in 2013, I would be delighted. For that, I need a 21:25 or better. Just the thought of it makes my legs tremble with fear.
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
3 years, 13 marathons, 13 BQs
Who else voted 50K+ with me?
Huh, I have a blog?
Me. It's the only way I'll get a PR. My primary goal race this year is the Fall NC 24 12-hour Run. While it's far too early to estimate what would be a reasonable goal, I would be very disappointed if I didn't run at least 50K in 12 hours.
Not me, although I almost voted for that but since I'm only doing one, I abstained.
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