Beginners and Beyond

2013 Goals (Read 581 times)


Squidward Bike Rider

    Run 2000 or even 2013 miles in 2013.

    Stay uninjured while doing so.

    Focus more on getting faster at the shorter stuff.

    Run 2 HM's in 2 new states just for fun (looking at CT and OH)


      My goals change but the main objective is just to keep running.


      Avoid injury

      Run a full marathon

      Run a trail race

      Maintain my weight loss.

      Avoid injury


        Keep my State TT gold medal in 2013 and possibly win the jersey (long shot on the jersey)


        Oly distance times to 2:45 which is a reasonable goal for me


        Do some bike racing


        Get my 5K swim under 2 hours. This year was dead on 2:00, so I think I can get that done too.


        Who knows what else will happen. The 2 older kids are starting up track season here soon and I graduated in April, so those are obviously the first priorities in my life, along with being hubby's cheerleader and feed zone wench at his cycling events.



          3000 miles

          sub20 5k

          sub1:35 Half

          Sub 3:30 26.2...for nowSmile

          PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:40:40 (2014)


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          Beer-and-waffle Powered

            • Get my mileage back up (and weight back down... I haven't been this heavy in years)
            • Get redemption for last year's DNS/DNF at the Paris Half-Marathon (March) and Paris Marathon (April)
            • No time goals yet, I just want my fitness back.

            In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them


              • Complete my first marathon on 2/24
              • Run 2000 miles
              • Sub 24:00 5k   (PR is 24:34)
              • Sub 50:00 10k (PR is 53:36, soft)
              • Sub 1:15 15k.  (PR is 1:16:02)
              • Sub 1:50 HM   (PR is 1:56:24, soft)



              Bless your heart.


              Chief Unicorn Officer

                sub-20:00 5K


                sub-5:45 mile


                That is all.  I could probably die happy then.

                Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54



                  I want to have my wife run under a 24:30 also.

                  Isn't that her goal then?

                  Big grin

                    Speaking of goals, I found this sticky note inside the back cover of the Pfitz book I bought:

                    He must have sold the book after reaching all of these goals, right?  And I'm assuming "he" just because of the 5K times, but who knows?


                    Chief Unicorn Officer

                      Ha! That is great Zelanie!

                      Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54



                        1. Run 1,000 miles.
                        2. Run at least one race a month.
                        3. Sub 25:00 5k [Current: 26:31]
                        4. Sub 2:00 HM
                        5. Finish my first half in April

                        2013 Goals: 1000 Miles | 5k: Sub 25 | HM: Sub 2:00 | 1 Race/Month 


                          Run 2 marathons

                          Improved training and/or race strategies to reduce/minimize bonking

                          Sub-4 (??)


                          delicate flower

                            TIME TO REVISIT!  Still a few weeks to go, but at this point you should have a pretty good idea of how your year will end up.


                            • 2500 miles (a lofty goal)
                            • sub-20 5K
                            • 1:35 HM
                            • 3:30 FM (keep working towards a BQ)
                            • Stay healthy

                            I'd list a 10K PR as a goal too, but I think I'm going to crush that the next time I run one.


                            I achieved the 1:35 HM.  I'll take it!  And I was right about the 10K.  And the 5K may still be reached.




                              PRs:  5k, 10/3/2015,  26:56;  10k, 11/26/15, 57:04; 10-Mile, 10/25/15, 1:34:50; HM, 6/04/16, 2:08:30

                                Baboon you bumping bastard.


                                Year started OK but went sharply downhill.

                                Run 2 marathons - 1; registered for 2nd but DNS due to injury. 

                                Improved training and/or race strategies to reduce/minimize bonking - Somewhat better; reduced positive split in the one I did run. 

                                Sub-4 (??) - Not; 4:06