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mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:51 pm 

My goals for 2005 are:

- Get over this damn Plantar Fasciitis and get back into more serious running again.
- Peak at 70-75 total miles for one or more weeks during marathon build-up training next fall.
- PR Goals: 5K < 20:00, 10K <43:00, Half Marathon <1:40, Marathon <3:30.
- Get my weight down to around 180.

So what are your goals for 2005?


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:40 pm 

My only important 2005 goal is to run 3:10:59 or better for the marathon. I'd also like to run at least as many miles as I did this year (2631).

mfox wrote:
PR Goals: 5K < 20:00, 10K <43:00, Half Marathon <1:40, Marathon <3:30.

Interesting, your 5K and 10K goals are more aggressive than your longer distance goals. Do you see yourself as a better short distance runner? By most accepted scales, someone who can run a 20:00 5K could also run about a 3:10 marathon, assuming adequate preparation.


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:39 pm 

The 3:20 Marathon goal is the minimum for a BQ...and so I'm not setting my sites any higher than that for now. Considering how inconsistent my running was this year I'm trying to be somewhat realistic.

Runner58


Joined: 07 Jan 2005
Posts: 30

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:49 am 

2004 was my 'get over my damned achilles problem year' and I achieved that (by taking off 2 months=agnony & fat), running really little and slowly for 2 months (like 10 mpw), then building 5% per week with every other week super easy, like 50% of the harder weeks. I was only running 3 dpw. I know this is too little to build up a serious aerobic base, but my goal was to strengthen my middle aged joints and tendons and I, at least, need lots of time to heal and strengthen.
- Now I am up to 30 mpw (50 k actually) with no injury. {{Applause please since my family doesn't seem to share my joy!}}
- I only ran one race: I did a 1:33 HM in October 04 on a very flat course (I didn't really race, I just used it as an extra hard long run).

2005 is my racing year. In April I hope to get under 38 for a 10k (I did 38:24 in Fall 2003 right before I injuried my tendon), and then under 37 in a September track 10k race.

- Then I'll start training for a marathon in 2006. Never done one.


psulli
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Vancouver, BC
Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 21

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:11 am 

Three little words: Qualify for Boston.

Target: May 1, 2005, Vancouver: need to run 3:45:59.

I've run a couple of 3:45s before, just not in the last decade...


Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:26 pm 

Same boat: BQ. 3:10

Target Chicago, October 9th.


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:47 pm 

Runner58 wrote:
In April I hope to get under 38 for a 10k (I did 38:24 in Fall 2003 right before I injuried my tendon), and then under 37 in a September track 10k race.

Wow, very impressive! Too bad you missed the virtual 5 mile race, you would have won easily.

I think I could do a 38 minute 10K if I were falling out of an airplane, but otherwise forget it.


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:48 pm 

Bricks wrote:
Same boat: BQ. 3:10

That's a lot of people targeting Boston this year. Maybe we should create a Boston voodoo doll, and stick pins in it to slay our training demons...


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:05 pm 

Rickshaw wrote:
Bricks wrote:
Same boat: BQ. 3:10

That's a lot of people targeting Boston this year. Maybe we should create a Boston voodoo doll, and stick pins in it to slay our training demons...



Uhhh...I tried that already...it backfired on me and now I have my Plantar Fasciitis problem. ;)


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:30 pm 

mfox wrote:
Uhhh...I tried that already...it backfired on me and now I have my Plantar Fasciitis problem. ;)

Boston's race director probably has a mfox doll he's sticking pins into!


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Running Goals for 2005 Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:52 pm 

Well, then that's enough to teach me to never run Boston as a bandit again. I'm sorry...I'm sorry...I'm sorry...

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