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December Goals (Read 449 times)


    Remain healthy.

    Remain consistent.

    Run quality miles.

    Enjoy the winter running for what it is, not what it isn't.

     I like this, because some running is better than no running. For those that complain about it, try being injured. Its no fun.

    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 


      1)  Figure out how to correct whatever's going on with my knee

      2)  No new injuries

      3)  Run consistently

      4)  Do as well as possible in my 12/9 HM

      5)  Enjoy the holidays and the cool weather that I really hope December brings

      But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

        1. Complete my first 1,000 mile year. Just need 52 miles to get there.
        2. Run 90 - 100 miles in December.
        3. Adjust to ski season running schedule, which includes no weekend running and therefore a lot more running Mon - Fri.

        2013 goals: 800m: 2:20 | mile: 4:59 | 5k: 18:59 | 10k: 39:59 | HM: 1:32 | Marathon: 3:20


          Oh boy... pressure is on, I guess. Big grin

          Do you even run?


            Never set goals for myself like this before with running so lets see how it works out and if I can stick to it!


            1. Get under 200 lbs for first time since I was in my teens (currently 28 and been teetering between 205 and 207)

            2. At least 10 miles per week, at least 50 for month.

            3. Do the miles from goal #2 while keeping my left shin splint and right achiles soreness under wraps.

            4. No new injuries.

            5. Sub 25 minute 5K (not racing)


            5K Specialist

              1. Run healthy.

              2. Sub-13 minute 2 mile race.

              3. 80+ miles.

              4. Sub-12 minute 3k race. This race may not happen though. It depends on when we go out of town to see family.

              Personal Bests:

              800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)


                Run a good 10 mile "race" on Sunday.

                Keep running despite the sogginess & lack of snow.

                Run on Christmas.

                Stay healthy.

                Don't eat the xmas junk food that will be flooding into the office this month.

                Don't be too friggin' lazy to stretch.


                Proud Calgarian

                  I don't have any races, I almost feel like I don't have any goals because of that. However, I'm going to force myself....


                  1) Run 310+ miles - That means 10 miles/day and will put me over 3,400 for the year.

                  2) Run all 31 days - LRS has a "streak-contest" going, I want to win prizes.

                  3) Run 1 more day a week outside - Because I HATE (HATE HATE HATE!) winter

                  4) Get more focused in my training and my goal-setting.


                  3 of those goals are easy and really attainable; the last one, however, is very subjective and is going to be a gigantic pain-in-the-ass as I want to decide everything from my strategies to my schedule in the next year that will decide my training. I think I've been accepted by really exclusive running club and if so, the coach is going to expect nothing but the best. I can't go into that in January all lazy and complacent, for all I know I could be the slowest one on the team so I'm going to have to be at the top of my game...especially if I want to hit my preliminary 2013 goals as detailed below.

                  2015 Goals and PRs:

                  5k - 17:59 (18:05);  10k - 35:59 (36:42);   HM - 1:19:19 (1:19:59);   FM - 2:49:59 (3:05:46)


                  Not a dude

                    1. Run 110-120 miles.

                    2. Run every streak.

                    3. PR my 5k on December 8th.

                    4. Don't get hurt

                    5. Find my mojo


                      Don't be too friggin' lazy to stretch.


                      This is a good one, especially in the cold winter air.

                      Started C25K on 9/6/12. First 5K set for 1/13/13.



                        35 whopping miles. That's what I need to break 1000 on the year.

                        - Andrew

                        From the Internet.

                          1. No injuries! For real this time! Shin splints are virtually gone thanks to some aggressive rehab and strengthening and I want it to stay that way.


                          2. What with the shin splints and all I'm hesitant to set a serious mileage goal in case that makes me push too hard and have another setback, so I'll just say that I'd like to run at least as many miles as I ran in November (49). If I keep up with 4 days/week that's an average of 2.72 miles/run, so totally doable even if I take a couple days off.


                          3. Run ALL easy miles. Every damn one of them.


                          4. Stealing one of Sugnim's - don't be too friggin' lazy to stretch. I always pay for it after when I don't.


                          5. Oh, and pie. Eat plenty of pie.

                            1. Heal my foot which is still bothering me since the first week of October.

                            2. Scale back my miles quite a bit. +/- 80 miles.

                            3. Do a greater percentage of my miles outdoors.

                            4. Enjoy my family over this holiday season.

                            5. Do a little skiing.

                            6. Not gain any weight.


                            Crazy Q

                            Net Neaderthal & Escapee

                              Not die...


                              and maybe get some running miles in.

                              Wot? Run? I thought they said Rum!


                                1. Lose a few pounds

                                2. Run 75 miles

                                3. Set a 3-mile PR (easy enough...I've run many 5K's, but no 3-milers before)

                                4. Keep up trail training through snow/cold.

                                MattC - Saratoga Springs, NY

                                10/13 - Green Mountain Half Marathon

                                10/20 - Wandering Witch 10K

                                11/2 - Mendon Ponds 20K

                                12/8 - Pine Mountain 40-mile