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February Goals (Read 125 times)

FreeSoul87


Runs4Sanity

    1. Stay injury free
    2. Get a PR at my 5k  (hoping for sub 28 minutes)
    3. Stay above 20 weekly miles
    4. Drop maybe 2 lbs if I can

    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

    PRs

    5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

    15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

    13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

     

    GinnyinPA


      1.  Stay injury free.

      2.   Enjoy running for fun, without a plan, without a goal, just playing.

      Crazy Q


      Net Neaderthal & Escapee

        Not die on the runs before oral surgery on the 14th.

        Wot? Run? I thought they said Rum!


        Anomalous

          • Remain injury free
          • Complete half marathon #7
          • More trail running
          • Focus more on my food intake

          Half Fanatic  #3091  ~   Marathon debut: 11/16/13 Anthem Richmond Marathon

          "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." - Rumi

          Coastal


            Injury free

            Bump up my miles a touch more

            Run consistently

            Injury free

            Survive Hudson's plan

            Add in more speedwork

            Did I say injury free?

            Run some more doubles

            Maintain weight loss.

            Better I Leave


              Umm...Are injuries a part of running? I'm seeing a lot of "injury free" goals and it begs the question...

               

              Are injuries simply a part of running? Just a noob asking because I can accept it if it is, but I have to ask.

              Luke79


                Umm...Are injuries a part of running? I'm seeing a lot of "injury free" goals and it begs the question...

                 

                Are injuries simply a part of running? Just a noob asking because I can accept it if it is, but I have to ask.

                Yes.  Yes they are.  You're doing something that your body is meant to do, and throwing moderation to the wind.  Some people are genetically inclined to handle the "shock" of running better than others.  I think anyone can break on through to the other side if they just continue, somewhat carefully.  I'm holding on to hope.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                  1) Remain injury-free and cold-free.

                  2) Taper for my first marathon without becoming a whiny, teary mess.

                  Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22

                  Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34

                  Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21 (8:36.9 improvement over 2012)

                  Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13 - 2:10:48

                  Newton 10K 06/02/13 - 57:01.9 (9:12.1 improvement over 2012)

                  B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13 - 1:03:24

                  Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA Firecracker 4 07/04/13 - 45:24

                  Weston 5-Miler 07/18/13 - 52:16.6

                  Mass Ave Mile 07/21/13 - 8:07

                  B.A.A. Half-Marathon 10/13/13 - 2:13:54

                  Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13 - 27:53

                  Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13 - 2:28:39

                   

                  Upcoming Races

                  Marine Corps Marathon 10/26/2014


                  delicate flower

                    Umm...Are injuries a part of running? I'm seeing a lot of "injury free" goals and it begs the question...

                     

                    Are injuries simply a part of running? Just a noob asking because I can accept it if it is, but I have to ask.

                     

                     

                    People list it because being injured sucks so folks make it a "goal" not to end up there, even though injuries are often out of our control.

                     

                    I think injuries are a natural part of running.  You can be as smart with your training as possible, but there is little you can do to prevent the inevitable muscle pull or tendon flare-up.

                    roboknee.

                    jedigunnie26.2


                    BQ in 2013

                      1-Stay healthy

                      2-Keep at the hardcore Daniels quality

                      3-Another solid mileage month in preparation for my March HM

                      4-Stay warm!

                      PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

                       

                      2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

                       

                      2013

                      Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

                      Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

                      Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

                       

                      Up Next:

                      Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

                      RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

                      Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13

                      MJ5


                      Chief Unicorn Officer

                        A new 10K PR. Preferably under 44:00.

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

                        MJ5


                        Chief Unicorn Officer

                          Umm...Are injuries a part of running? I'm seeing a lot of "injury free" goals and it begs the question...

                           

                          Are injuries simply a part of running? Just a noob asking because I can accept it if it is, but I have to ask.

                           

                          I don't really put "staying injury free" as a goal because in many cases becoming injured is largely out of a person's control, and it's hard to have a goal about something that you cannot control in many situations.  Obviously no one asks to be injured or TRIES to get injured, but one does try to improve times, or run X amount of miles, and implement a specific strategy to achieve those goals.  A goal to me is something that you have the power to achieve and most times staying injury free just isn't something you have power over. Not knocking anyone who puts that as your goal, my own view of things is just to have a very concrete, definable "thing" as my goal.

                           

                          And I would say yes, they are a part of running.  I think it's safe to say everyone nurses an injury at some point, and the severity differs from person to person.  Thankfully (knock on wood) I've never had a super serious injury where I'm sidelined for months, but I've had nagging issues that haven't at all prevented me from running, but are there.  Again, probably a lot of it depends on your athletic background and overall health (not just running background) and partially how your body is built, period (which again, you have no control over).

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

                          RunTomRun


                          Wickedly Average

                            I'm not going to get too fancy with my goals for February. I've made specific goals the last couple of months, but missed a few of them. Weather and a lack of daylight are having an impact on my running schedule (though the days are getting noticeably longer now).

                             

                            Anyway,  I plan on continuing to follow my Ryan-esque training plan for my March 15K, which includes a couple of big hill runs and 3 or 4 interval workouts. I also intend to get at least 3 long runs in, preferably with a fair number of miles at 15K pace in each of them. And, I can see 110 miles for Feb, as I begin my taper right at the end of the month for the March 9 race.

                             

                            We'll see how it goes...

                            Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                            5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:55:21

                            Nakedbabytoes


                            levitation specialist

                              Remain healthy.

                              Remain consistent(or be more? I missed a few runs in January, I don't like "few")

                              Run quality miles and paces.

                              Enjoy the weather for what it is, not what it isn't(springtime yet? I am so over snow and ice and windchill!)

                              Enjoy the last month of no races! Solid training in Feb leads to fun spring/summer/fall races! Bring it!


                              Miles to go

                                1. Continue to successfully follow my HM plan (though a few less miles than prescribed is OK)

                                2. PR a 5K Feb. 23

                                PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                                Upcoming: HM 4/13

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