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March Goals (Read 126 times)


    The extent of my racing for March will be as a volunteer for a beer race. i have been dealing with a hip flexor injury for too long so my major goal is to finish healthier this month. Then I can start training for 26.2 in April.


    My only other goal is to weigh the same or less since I will be decreasing mileage.



      1. 120+ miles (PR)

      2. Sub 26:12 in my 5k on 3/16 (PR)


      I just need to keep getting ready for my Halves this summer.

      - Andrew

        1. Stay healthy

        2. Sub-1:30 at my half

        3. 200+ miles

        4. Catch that damn pace bunny, he's starting to piss me off! lol

        5. Get down to low 180s


        1.  Done!

        2.  Done! 1:28:10

        3.  Done!  202

        4.  Not yet, but I'm running him down, it's like persistence hunting Smile

        5.  Not yet, but I am staying in the mid 180s again, so that's good


        My running blog

        Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-3 marathon 2:56:46!!


        Team TJ

          INJURY FREE


          90+ miles




          Check+ (nearly 10 mile PR)


          Add on accomplishments:

          • PR single run distance 11.2 miles (1.1 mile PR)
          • PR week miles 31.5 miles (9+ mile PR)
          • First sub-30 minute 5K

          Running for TJ because he can't.


          Hip Redux

            Nice work Robert and D2!


            Time for an april goals thread Smile


              1- keep having fun

              2- help DW get her long run up to 6 miles

              3- stay healthy

              4- 160 miles

              5- get down to below 250lbs


              1- yep

              2- yep

              3- yep

              4- at 158.6 - might hit up the treadmill later just to hit this Smile

              5- nope. Not even close. Oh well. Always next month.

              ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

              “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”



              Ball of Fury

                1)  Sub 48:00 10K on March 9

                2)  Finish all runs on my training plan for May HM

                3)  Complete ITB PT and run relatively pain free


                1) Done!

                2) I think I altered one run to recover from the 10K and then today was an URD due to sickness...not too shabby I guess

                3) Meh

                PRs:  5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15

                  Phew, I didn't set any public goals. Well, I finally raced and I didn't screw up, so I guess that's good.

                    1. Stick with Pfitz HM plan

                    2. Sub-90 10 mile race 3/16


                    Rocked it this month!


                    1. Done!  I did every single workout even except I swapped out one tune up race (did progression run with HMP miles instead), and hit my mileage targets every week.


                    2. Yes!  1:26:15 with negative splits, slowest mile was mile 1.


                    It was also my first over-200-mile month. Smile

                    delicate flower

                      1)  Keep rehabbing my knee

                      2)  Don't die


                      Success!  Big grin


                      Bin Running

                        1. Sub 1:50 HM

                        2. Run 168miles or more


                        1. Done

                        2. 170+


                        A good month.. Smile

                        2015 Races

                        2XU HM - 29 Mar


                        Wickedly Average

                          Well, March starts my racing season (if you want to call what I do "racing"). I have a 15K on March 9, and I will likely be running a 5K on 3/16.


                          Otherwise, I'm looking at about 100 miles this month, with a couple of long runs towards the end of the month, 2-3 big hill training runs, and about 1 interval run a week. Sort of "standard" stuff. My next big race is April 20, another 15K. I want to keep my training aimed at the 15K to HM range of race.


                          Well, I did the race and PR'ed which was good. On the other hand, I am way short of 100 miles having run only about 72 miles in March. Part of it was due to the recovery week after the race (calves were screaming the days after the race), but weather had an effect on the two middle weeks in the month as well. I took a trip to Ohio for a few days and enjoyed a daily snowfall and minimal mileage during my stay.


                          Still, I'm not dissatisfied. I'm back up in mileage this week and will be for the next 2 weeks before tapering slightly for my second 15K on April 20.

                          Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                          5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54


                            I'll resume running in March, the right way.  I intentionally have no races scheduled for now, I just want to focus on getting my shit together.

                            Well, I appear to have my shit together at this point, whatever that means.


                            I've been doing stretches almost all month that are designed to rehab runner's knee.  I will see how it works out in the long term, but so far so good.  I no longer run with a knee brace.







                            Mostly harmless

                              March 1-15: Stay injury free and don't go taper crazy.

                              March 16:  3:55 at Rock and Roll DC

                              March 17 - 23: Rest, recover and eat too much.

                              March 24 - 26: Ease back into running

                              March 27: Register for Marine Corps Marathon

                              March 27 - 31: Start obsessing over MCM 2013.


                              1 - Nope. Injured my right Achilles.

                              2 - Yep.

                              3 - Yes, particularly on the eating too much part.

                              4 - Yep.

                              5 - Yep.

                              6 - Not quite yet.

                              "It doesn’t matter how often you do it or how much you accomplish, in general, not running is a lot easier than running." - Meb Keflezighi


                                Check and check.


                                1.  Survive another month of Hansons (feeling more optimistic about this one)

                                2.  Half marathon PR