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#1 redbackrun

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

2019 thread to state your goals for 2019. What race, time, distance, injury recovery or a special run location you have planned?

My main goal race: I plan to run my first ultra since 2011 at The Guzzler 50k in July. Doing a modified Pete Pfitzinger 18 wk, up to 88k a week marathon plan for prep. I want to race this one with some good shorter lead up races BTM 27k & BTU 30k.

Other lesser goals: Try to fit in a late sub 3:30 marathon or target another parkrun pb in Sept/Oct. 2019k for 2019 :)

Good luck Coolrunners!

Edited by redbackrun, 04 January 2019 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

5kms: 21:30
Half Marathon: 1:45:00

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 12:31 PM

I think I need some goals to get me back into regular running, so here goes.

5km - get back under 18.
Bay Run - back under 25.
10km - back into low 37s
FM - run two sub-threes

None are PBs but all are solid challenges.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Haven't planned the race calendar yet, but would like to lower the HM and FM PB's this year. Keen to keep the volume up, regular commuting and target a few old runs I used to do regularly and enjoy. The Tan PB hasn't been challenged in 5 years, so it's due for a crack at some point!!

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:34 AM

- Try an average 50kms a week
- Run a Park run PB
- 5km Sub 18, would be happy with 17:59
- I probably should find a half marathon to do as that PB is probably a little soft.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

Conservative goals this year:

- <3:30 in Boston in April
- 2800km for the year
- No Injuries.
- Book in for a place at Tokyo 2020

Thats it.... anything else on top is just gravy.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:55 PM

First half of the year Marathon PB 3hr30min  (current 4hr20min set 9 years and 20+kg ago)
Second half of the year 5km sub 20 minutes  (current 21min42sec so will be very interested to see if I can even get close to 20 minutes)
Stretch goal 3000km for 2019 (2103km for 2018)

Edited by Simlin, 07 January 2019 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Goal race : BVRT 100 miler in July.
First miler &amp; longest distance race to date for me.
Whilst it's a "down" year, &amp; a quick course, I'd have modest expectations, depending on how training goes.
A lot of ground to pass under my feet beforehand

As buildup to this, will race Cooks Tour at Glasshouse - 50 mile,
and need a 50km race around mid April - Canberra would be ideal, timing wise, or possibly Wildhorse, I think.

Also, attempt course record at Nerang 100km event - known as Ultra Trail Gold Coast now.

(Last year set goals &amp; trained for marathon and 50 mile events. Ended up with PB's in 5km &amp; 10Km distance only - maybe a decent indication, I've no idea what I'm doing)

Edited by Seano, 26 January 2019 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:55 PM

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Edited by Seano, 07 January 2019 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

Decided to set a series of two month goals designed to freshen up my running.  For the first two months I am going to add a little bit of fast running (fartlek style) with the aim of shaking up the slump and shuffle run-like-a-sack-of-potatoes form that I sometimes find myself slipping into with just easy running all the time.  I will spend some of my running time dreaming up new two month challenges for subsequent periods.  Maybe like running parkrun each week for the two months or adding in a groovy weekend trail run each week, adding in a strength work routine.... or..... hmmm.....  They may not be grand world-shaking goals but I think I will have fun with them.  I will also continue to count the ducks.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

Well I think I made a reasonable go of last years goals,  with a series of 5 gradually accelerating halves, 30 something ks of ascent, 2018+ Ks. Some good runs at Australias 2nd hilliest parkrun.   But no marathon, and flat parkruns lacklustre, and then theres the extra kgs.
Its taking some thinking about, but after listing all the possible events for the year, this years vague goals look like:
- Complete 3 trail races (Ultra running SA summer series) and the 5 peaks training runs (Trailrunning SA) by April.
- Complete 5 peaks Ultra (58k) in April, or poss one of the shorter options
- Then there are 8 possible Halves.  Get under 1:50 regularly. Poss another sub 1:45. I reckon, long term, HM specialist might be my natural home.
- parkrun - back to 23:xx regularly on the flat, and sub 28 at Cleland. Failling that, stay up there in the age group and the age grades.
- Continue injury free, 2 rest days a week, become less obsessive and more accepting of age.

I have a secret thought of the Three Peaks Race in Yorkshire (36k, loads of ascent, very off road, passes the house I was born in, visit Dad). Maybe next year, if I have some "3PQ's" in place.  My 'We must do Comrades' buddy is moving away from Adelaide, so that decision might be slipping off the agenda.
Lots to think about, many ways the year could go. All good.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:34 PM

Hereís my running goals in order of importance to me:

- run every day,
- make that run at least 5km,
- run 4,000km over the course of the year,
- break 3 1/2 hours for the marathon,
- break 20 for 5km,
- break 40 for 10km,
- break 2 hours for Point to Pinnacle.

All are achievable this year, itís just a question of how disciplined I am.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:21 PM

just one goal for me, following my Achilles reconstruction in September last year, I'd like to get back under 25 for parkrun (PB is 21:39)...did my first post-surgery all "run" parkrun on Saturday at Logan River (QLD) in 31:08...

Edited by allrounder, 21 January 2019 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

I have never been a real 'goal setter' as far as running goes. There would be things I would look ahead to and work toward, but the main thing has mostly been to get out each day and enjoy, as although its been nice to achieve some of the things I have since I came back to running, I just enjoy what running in general brings to my life. The last couple of years though, well, especially this last year, I have had to cut back the miles, and thus no big races, or not get away for even short races like I was, as I just cant be going off and leaving mumma chariot all the time. Not now while she is getting older and much less mobile and I am looking after her. I could go off before and run for 4 hours in the mornings over the cooler months, and look to go off and do some marathons, but I cant just go off for that long in the mornings, and leave her on her own. A couple of hours max, and she is ok, but any longer and I need to have somewhere there with her, which I cant be doing every day. She wants to stay at home, so I live with her and make that possible. I have been lucky to be able to do what I have. I do miss my long runs up the coast in the cooler months, I always enjoyed them so much, but that's just how it is, and I am blessed to be able to just do the shorter runs in the mornings anyway. I havent been quite the same since I got poisoned by council weed spray a couple of years ago anyway, so perhaps I am not meant to be doing the longer runs anymore. Everything happens for a reason. So, i can look forward to other things running wise now. I will be doing parkrun 300 in april. That's not bad. And perhaps i might see how fast i can get the old legs moving come the cooler months and have a crack at some faster 5ks again.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:49 PM

Run 5 * 20min 5km with 5 minutes in between at least 10 weeks in a row before Melb M.  I was doing 3 or 4 repeats in 2018 Ugly stuff :)
Improve my long run habits
Meet or exceed my PB 1/2 marathon
Get close or beat my 2015 marathon PB
Enjoy every step and chat more than ever while running :)

Cuddle my kids and wife even more.

Encourage a few more non running nuts to enjoy the fun running gives us.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:09 PM

Return to  consistent training: running and cycling  to build fitness.
Recover from a pinched nerve in neck, thoracic outlet syndrome.
Complete a HM in late 2019!  Run 30+ Park Runs during 2019. Run City 2 Surf 12km.

Non-running goals I want to see happen in 2019:
West Coast Eagles win back to back AFL premierships in 2019.
Golden States Warriors win the NBA Finals and make it a 3-peat!
Purchase a few pairs of Nike running shoes in 2019: new Pegasus 36, Nike Epic React 2 and Vomero 14!

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:40 AM

View PostStej, on 09 January 2019 - 09:43 AM, said:

Decided to set a series of two month goals designed to freshen up my running.  For the first two months I am going to add a little bit of fast running (fartlek style) with the aim of shaking up the slump and shuffle run-like-a-sack-of-potatoes form that I sometimes find myself slipping into with just easy running all the time.  I will spend some of my running time dreaming up new two month challenges for subsequent periods.  Maybe like running parkrun each week for the two months or adding in a groovy weekend trail run each week, adding in a strength work routine.... or..... hmmm.....  They may not be grand world-shaking goals but I think I will have fun with them.  I will also continue to count the ducks.

Jan/Feb running with fartlek or fast bitz done.  A reasonable success - enjoyed doing something different and did not get injured.  Mostly this was 1km fast bitz at 3rd and 5th km in a usual 6km route.  Usually around 4:20 min/km at 8/10 effort.  Compared to usual tootling at 5:30 min/km.  

Mar/Apr - focus on upper body technique and posture in continuing efforts of depotatoification of running.  Crisper and faster arm swing, less rounded and crumpled forward shoulder and torso posture.  I'll keep moving my legs too.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:01 AM

My wee little injury has derailed my goals for the year.  I had planned to have a good go at getting a sub 40 10K at the Sydney:10 in May, but there is no hope of that whatsoever now.  So I'm left with wondering if I should put all my eggs in one basket and try for a sub 40 on 15th September at Blackmores in Sydney or if I should just move on for this year and go for a marathon.  All it would take is a hot or windy day and the sub 40 would be gone.  So for the marathon, either Mudgee or Dubbo in August, or Blackmores in Sydney on 15th September.  What are the Mudgee and Dubbo races like?  Road?  Flat? Cool weather?

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:19 PM

Well took the first step today and ran again for the first time in months.

For the rest of the year my goals are simple - get back some fitness and find the joy again.

No racing planned for me.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

^^Great to have you back again RunningSurfer.  BF, you might want to have a chat to Eagle perhaps about Dubbo and Mudgee. I haven't run either, but my understanding is that Dubbo is very flat, and it should be quite cool. Mudgee is supposed to have a few decent rolling hills, but is usually quite chilly especially at the start. The course is supposed to be very scenic, but not as scenic as Carcoar! Dubbo is partly through the zoo, but also supposed to be through some nice country and parkland. Don't think you could go wrong with either, if you were looking for a nice weekend away country marathon experience. These country events are always nice and friendly and well run too. And good value!

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

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Mudgee a long long climb from 10k to 17k over the hill and back up. From then on is it mainly downhill but with some inclines but the net is downhill. A solid course tougher that the Canberra course you ran and tougher that Sydney by far. Alway cool and can be below zero at the start. Being warm near the end is generally an issues.

Road all the way except for 3/4k through the vineyards near the end.

Dubbo three laps of reasonably flat. No real hill of any significance. Definitely later that Mudgee and maybe, maybe close to Sydney. The weather is cool at the start but the heat can become a bit of an issue. Some off road ruling through the park next to the river. Not scenic at all compared to Mudgee.

I love the challenge of Mudgee. Dubbo as regards the course has no scenery. Running through the zoo - with all respect to the RD don't go for that.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

So, you'd recommend Sydney over those two for my return (should it happen!)?

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

BF if you want to run your quickest yes Sydney. If you want a lovely country marathon Mudgee and have a few wines while in the area.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:21 PM

Halfway through the year:

- run every day - check
- make that run at least 5km - check
- run 4,000km over the course of the year - looking unlikely, 3,500km is looking like itíll be achievable.
- break 3 1/2 hours for the marathon - marathon booked in for September
- break 20 for 5km - check, got a 19:3~ at Park Run.
- break 40 for 10km - not even close.  Target event cancelled unfortunately.  May have a dip at Burnie 10 post marathon.
- break 2 hours for Point to Pinnacle.  Entries open01 August!

So... one done, two on track, three as yet unrealised and one looking highly unlikely.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:09 AM

Beginning of the year couldn't even run after stuffing up my rehab from an arthroscope in mid-2018

Last few months have gone much better, and really enjoying being back into the groove of training and ready for Westlink M7 Marathon at end of the month

Completing a second marathon was definitely a goal, and now not it's too far away

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 04:40 PM

View Postallrounder, on 21 January 2019 - 12:21 PM, said:

just one goal for me, following my Achilles reconstruction in September last year, I'd like to get back under 25 for parkrun (PB is 21:39)...did my first post-surgery all "run" parkrun on Saturday at Logan River (QLD) in 31:08...

at the halfway mark of the year, I've got my parkrun time down to 25:08...tomorrow marks 10 months since the reconstruction...

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:04 PM

darg, maton and allrounder. Your posts made me smile. :)

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

View Postallrounder, on 21 January 2019 - 12:21 PM, said:

just one goal for me, following my Achilles reconstruction in September last year, I'd like to get back under 25 for parkrun (PB is 21:39)...did my first post-surgery all "run" parkrun on Saturday at Logan River (QLD) in 31:08...

goal achieved yesterday at Day 319 PS with 24:49 (was not planned given I was running Sutherland2Surf today)...

new goal? sub 24?

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:57 PM

Congrats!!!

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

^^Well done allrounder, Thats something to be pretty chuffed about. i have a friend who snapped his in March, and he has only just come out of a moon boot and still doing rehab. Its a bit of a process, so you have done well.