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1735 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2008 8:30 PM by spicegeek
EIgirl Community Moderator 395 posts since
Dec 14, 2007
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Feb 3, 2008 2:14 PM

Long Run Nick Qualified For Boston - What are your goals?

 

I just thought it was very inspritational to hear that someone who have been such a big help to new runners, at 65, qualified for the first time to run in Boston.  He's always been a help, but now he's inspirational as well.  It got me to thinking about Goals in general.  We're way past New Years at this point.  What are your goals for the year?

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to get to a point where I run abut 15 miles a week, get back into horse back riding and start volunteering somewhere.

 

 

  • Michael. Community Moderator 516 posts since
    Nov 9, 2007

    While I am not going to be qualifying for Boston anytime soon it is great that a Coolrunning legend like NIck made Boston.

     

    Myself I have had a long time goal of running a marathon in the spring of 09 but now I am wondering if I can do it this November. I think my training in the next three months will help make up my mind on when I will make the 26.2 mile challenge.

     

    Mike

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007

     

    25 - 30 mpw and 4 runs per week by the end of the year ( I`m up to 15 mpw as of this week alternating 3 and 4 runs - building slowly after a stress fracture )

     

     

    run at least 2 half marthons this year - I have registered for Chicago and applied for NYC - if I don`t get in NYC I`ll run one of the NYRR halfs later in year

     

     

    Run 9 NYRR races to qualify for entry to the 2009 NYC Marathon - I have 3 down !

     

     

    chest press  3 sets of 10 reps at 100lbs without a spot - I can do 95 right now

     

     

    Lose another 15 - 20lbs

     

     

    Next year I plan to work on speed

     

     

    run the 2009 NYC Marathon

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

  • newyorkchick Rookie 108 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

     

    Spicegeek, we have some goals in common. My three main goals for this year and next year are:

     

     

     

     

     

    Run the NYC half marathon (or another half if I don't get in)

     

     

    Run 9 NYRR qualifying races so I can get into the 2009 NYC marathon (1 down so far... plan to do my next in April!)

     

     

    Run the 2009 NYC marathon

     

     

  • Michael. Community Moderator 516 posts since
    Nov 9, 2007

    My Goals??????

     

    2008 Santa Clarita 1/2 Marathon (Nov)

     

    2009 Los Angeles Marathon

     

     

    Above all.....avoiding injury

  • Long Run Nick Amateur 277 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

     

    First I have seen this thread. Thanks for posting.  I love attention. To set the record straight-I am ONLY 64(:  and the qualifying time for Boston for 60-64 is sub 4 hrs. I will only mention for the 10,000 + times that I finished at 3:57:48----which was 12 seconds faster than my first marathon back in 1977(3:58:00) at age 34. Were I 65, (Sept '08), I could have "coasted" and got in under 4:15. I do appreciate your kind words.

     

     

    My new goal is to run my first 50 miler since 1993. Back then could finish under 9 hrs. Hope to run the Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic in December. Goal: finish smiling. Will train:run/walk and will do the same for the ultra. My PR for a 50 milerroad course was 8: 16 all the way back in 1983. Even back then I would run/walk my ultras. Rarely ran over 50 miles a week back then. Low heart rate training got me  back to running 6 days a week and built my mileage up to 55-60 per week: I ran more miles in 2007:2,386 than I had run in a year since 1984!!then a spry lad of 41.

     

     

    If all goes well I  am considering  a 100K Ultra (62.5 miles) in March of '09. I had a DNF(got to 53 milesleg crampedbad) the last time I attempted the distance back in the early 90's. So yes, the sickness continues. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how greatful I am for my health and the ability to put one foot in front of the other. I honestly love running more now--because I appreciate the 3+ decades and all the wonderful people I have met and the great memories. Nick 

     

     

       

     

     

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007

     

    hey newyorkchick !  Good luck with your goals ! I thought I was the only nut on the 2 year marathon training plan !!! I run race 4 this weekend - I`m trying to get them in before it gets hot and yucky !

     

     

     

     

     

    If you want a training buddy for your longer runs let me know - I try and do a weekend run in central park - once the weather gets better I`ll move one or 2 of my mid week runs outside also  - I trained a little with a friend last year and found the company enjoyable

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

  • newyorkchick Rookie 108 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

     

    Thanks spicegeek! I have been thinking about doing some runs in Central Park sometime soon so if I do decide to, I will let you know. I live downtown and usually run along the path on the Hudson River.

     

     

    BTW, did you see that there is now a requirement that in addition to running 9 races, you must also volunteer at one? Just thought I'd let you know in case you didn't already. It's on the NYRR website: http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/entrantinfo/guaranteed_requirements.php

     

     

  • Yorkshire009 Rookie 35 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

    Not alone x 2!  I'm also on the same path - race 4 this weekend (although race 2 for me was the un-timed snowflake run which I didn't actually show up for, even though I got the qualifiying point, so I feel like I have to do an extra race to maintain my honor...)

  • nosirrahm Expert 92 posts since
    Jan 16, 2008

     

    I have lots o' goals.  =o)  Some short and some long.

     

     

    Finish C25K

     

     

    Walk/run Arizona Distance Classic in a week (unsure of this since I have an injury at the moment).

     

     

    Hike roundtrip to Plateau Point in Grand Canyon in May 08 (I know I can do this, but it has been a while).

     

     

    I have a goal to run the Reggae Marathon in Jamaica in Decemer 2009.

     

     

    Spend a night in the Ice Hotel in 2009 (maybe 2010).

     

     

    I, too, would like to run NYC Marathon in 2010 - I used to volunteer for the race when I lived in NY (nothing nerve racking than standing on 4th Ave in Bklyn ready to note the lead men's bib numbers and times to call in).  I have a friend that is a major player there so I think she can get me in (she roped me into volunteering).

     

     

    Michele

     

     





    Started C25K on 6/17/10 

    W4: Completed 7/13/10

    Garmin: nosirrahm

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007

     

    I`ll be there Sunday too ! - don`t forget the clocks changed !!

     

     

     

     

     

    I actualy ran the snowflake - they did a great job of clearing the course I glad I went out

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

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