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Many of us posted our 2007 goals last Dec over on CR.<br>
The first page I believe was eaten by a cyber-goat, including mine.<br>
But I saved mine, even stuck a copy on my mirror in the bathroom to try to keep myself on track. Here it is, with my(self) grade attached.<br><br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Goals For 2007:</span></div>
<span style="font-family:Arial;">1. Take another 10lbs off to about 178..............................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">C</span> made it to 179.6 after all changing grade from C to B<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">2. Stay injury free.............................................. .............</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">D</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">3. First Marathon on April 1 sub 4:45...............................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">C</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">4. 30 miles per week- about a 1/3 on mountain trails.........</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">B+</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">5. Get my non-trail runs to 8:40 pace for 12/07.................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">F</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">6. Do hill or intraval training 4-6 times per month...............</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">C</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">7. Do the O.W. Link 10k sub :53 in September.................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">F+</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">8. Run a 5K sub 25:45............................................. ......</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">A</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">9. Do a 3 day 20 mile/day fast-pack ...............................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">A</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">10. Have a blast doing it................................................ .</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">A</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Average B- (I graded on a virtual curve)</span></div>
 

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I've been looking forward to a 2007 reflection thread and am pleased with the goals I set for the year and what I achieved. I will save my spot here and come back to update with what my goals for 2007 were.<br><br>
At the beginning of 2007, these were the goals I wrote down in my running journal:<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">1. To run a 5K in the 25 min range</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">2. Stay consistent with weight training to develop stronger legs</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">3. train slowly and not flare-up ITBS</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">4. run a half marathon in a sub 2:10</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">5. run a marathon</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">6. annual mileage of at least 800 miles.</span><br><br>
I have achieved most of these goals. These are the races I ran this year:<br><br><span>1. Shamrock Run 5 miles (3/17) 46:20 (missed a PR by less than one min.)</span><br><span>2. Pear Blossom 10 miles (4/14) 1:37:45 (PR by over 5 min)</span><br><span>3. Avenue of the Giants HM (5/6) 2:11:43 (PR by default)</span><br><span>4. Evans Valley Duathlon (6/16) I ran the 2 5K's in 26:53 and 27:30 (neither was a PR)</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">5. Rooster Crow 5K (6/30) 26:28 (PR)</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">6. Hellgate Challenge 12K (8/11) 1:03:45 (PR)</span><br><span>7. Harvest Festival 10K (9/8 ) 55:17 (PR & 1st AG)</span><br><span>8. Redwoods HM (10/21) 1:54:48 (PR by 16+ min)</span><br><span style="color:#008080;">9. Pioneer Run 5K (11/10) 24:48 (PR)</span><br><br>
So, I surpassed goal #1 of running a 5K in under 25 min.<br>
With Goal #2, I didn't always do regular leg strengthening exercises, but I certainly developed better toned legs and the muscles are more in balance. Goal #3 was met as I have not had any ITB issues in 2007. I think in part this is due to my leg muscles being better balanced, and also by training slowly, increasing mileage in very small increments, using my foam roller, having better fitted shoes and just being a smarter runner this year than I was last year.<br>
I surpassed my expectations on goal #4 by running my 2nd HM in not only under 2:10, but also under 1:55.<br>
I didn't attempt a marathon in 2007. I decided I'd wait another year so I could have more running as my base before increasing the mileage necessary to train for a full.<br>
And in respect to annual mileage, I've already gone over 800 miles and will probably end up the year somewhere around the mid 800's.<br><br>
I'm pleased with my 2007 running year and looking forward to the new challenges I will set for myself for 2008 . . . . when I come up with them<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/headbang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headbang">
 

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After running 2400 miles and training for two marathons in 2006, my goal for 2007 was to focus on shorter distances. I don't remember the details (hopefully this site will have better archiving features than CR), but three of my goals were<br><br>
1) Stay healthy and motivated<br>
2) Fewer miles and more quality<br>
3) Sub-5:00 mile<br><br>
The only goal I definitely achieved was #2, thanks mostly to my failure to achieve #1. I lost a month to a hamstring pull suffered near the end of a mile race in Jan, another month to a springtime bout of PF, and now about 4 months and counting to a partial AT tear that occurred a few strides from the end of a one-mile race in August. I will end the year with about half as many miles as in 2006.<br><br>
As to goal #3, I managed a 4:40 1500m in early August. Depending on which converter you believe, it's worth anywhere from a 4:59 to a 5:01 mile.<br><br>
It has been frustrating and disappointing to miss nearly all of my favorite races, and to spend the nicest running days of the fall in the pool. I've had plenty of time to reflect on why I love running, and am going to make injury prevention a top goal for 2008. More miles and less quality coming right up.
 

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......good thread......<br><br>
.....I'm within 20-hours of my 168-hour a year running goal.....<br><br>
......I fixed my Back Problem <i>Amazing</i><br><br>
.....became a Zealot for Dr Bookspan<br><br>
.....found out the 4/1 formula DOESN'T work on cement with HeavyHands<br><br>
......re-discovered the NordicTrak and why it's my favorite x-trn equipment<br><br>
......got Adidas Cushion-6's which is now my Shoe of Choice<br><br>
so, I got The Tools for a Healthy 2008.......and hopefully The Wisdom to use it///<br><br>
I've had<br>
Worse Years
 

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I'd love to see the original 07 thread. i wonder what my goals were?<br><br>
i'm not even sure what my accomplishments were.<br><br>
I won a race 1st overall (first of my life).<br>
BQ'd with a 7 minute PR (3:28:53).<br>
Brought my half iron time down to 5:30.<br><br>
I guess I should save my 08 goals somewhere.<br>
-Craig
 

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This has probably been one of my worst years...... no goals met..... no 1800 miles (barely 1000), 2 HMs run out of 16 planned, no injury free year (spent more time injured than healthly, weight loss.... forget about it... instead of losing 10, I gained 30!<br><br>
The positives for the year......saved a lot of money not running races, while injured I learned how to make really good margaritas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> , had a great time at the Avenue of the Giants with a group of CR Boomers, and truly the best, ending the year with my mileage back up to 35 mpw without any pain!<br><br>
..... really looking forward to 2008
 

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2007: I ran a ton of races (18, including 5 little sprint triathlons (in my rookie year), and set the following PRs:<br>
5K 24:34,<br>
10K 51:27, and<br>
half marathon 1:56:28.<br><br>
Picked races carefully to either win an AG ribbon or meet lotsa online imaginary friends!<br>
Officiated at 2 track meets.<br>
Volunteered for 1 race.<br><br>
All while recovering from PF! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> I didn't meet any of my stretch goals, and I gained 5 lbs...but it was a great year nonetheless.
 

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Goal 1 - 40 weeks running >= 40 miles a week. So far = 44 weeks >= 40 miles.<br>
Goal 2 - 2150 miles. Actual 2168.95 miles and counting.<br>
Goal 3 - 5 Half Marathons. Actual 7. Would've had 8, but 1 course was shortened (flooding).<br>
Goal 4 - 1 Marathon. Done - Columbus marathon. Did not run as well as I had hoped though.
 

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Wel I didn't have any running goals at the start of 2007 because I had no idea I was going to be a runner! But I did:<br><br>
-Start and finish the C25K training program<br>
-Continued to run consistently and basebuild slowly.<br>
-Continued to increase my long run to 1 hour of continuous running.
 

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Somewhere I have a list of 2007 goals, will have to look for it, just wanted to say, SLOjim, that's about the coolest avatar I've ever seen.
 

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That avatar of Slojim's is just WRONG! hehe.<br><br>
Markguy recently found the original CR 2007 Goals thread and I thought I had it bookmarked but now can't find it. I'm pretty sure I met all my modest goals but want to find that thread to verify.<br><br>
Edited to add: I contacted MarkGuy and he found the goal thread for me again so here's the link: <a href="http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/Forum13/HTML/008535-2.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/Fo...008535-2.shtml</a><br><br>
Look quick before it disappears into the Active Black Hole.<br><br>
I met 100% of my 2007 goals:<br><br>
1. Remain injury free. <b>(YES!)</b><br>
2. 1,000 annual miles. <b>(Almost to 1,100 - YES!)</b><br>
3. Maintain consistent monthly mileage especially during the winter months. <b>(Yes! a March HM helps this goal)</b><br>
4. Improve core strength. <b>(Yes! regularly attend yoga & pilates classes)</b><br>
5. Run more races with DH. <b>(Yes! We ran 3 HMs together & some other stuff)</b><br>
6. Run 2 half marathons. <b>(Yes! I ran 4: Shamrock in VaBeach, Deadwood-Mickelson Trail, Billings, Bizz Johnson in CA)</b>
 

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Jim, my father started smoking when he was 3 or 4, but quite at about ~40.<br>
He's had ulcers removed, 5 way by pass, colon cancer (~2'ectomied), and has Adult onset diabetes, but at 74 he's still very active though overweight.<br>
His aunt smoked at least a pack a day til she was over 90.<br>
jjj
 

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Running goals for 2007 were:<br><br>
Recover from first injury to stop my running - 90%<br>
Lose weight - started at 183 due to injury and still eating - down to 162. Still could lose another 5 lbs.<br>
Get in to real running conditon - best I've been since a master.<br><br>
running goals are often easier for me than life and personal improvement goals.
 

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Running goal for 2007 was to run in the Vermont City Marathon, my first marathon. I did not hit my time goal but I finished my first marathon and would/will do another so I fell OK about that.<br><br>
I also finished my second full year of running and I am still running so there is always that.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
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Some of you folks had an excellent year. Very impressive. I don't think I wrote down any specific goals for 2007. If I had, I probably would have met most of them. Just staying relatively healthy and enjoying the running is success enough for me. Great job this year by most of you. To those of you with an "off" year this time around......just hang in there.
 

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My running goals for 2007 were<br><br>
1. Run 2007 miles. Done and counting!<br>
2. Run faster (set multiple PRs). Done!<br><br>
It was my best year of running yet. What fun!
 

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you are such a stud, Millbot!
 

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I can't get to my goals on the link posted by choovie since they must be on the missing first page.<br>
IIRC...<br><br>
1) 19:30 5K - nope (19:39)<br>
2) sub-40:00 10K - nope (40:15)<br>
3) sub-1:30:00 HM - yep (1:29:12)<br>
4) run a marathon - nope <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
Not a stellar year. I would like to believe that 2008 will be better, but right now that's a tough sale.
 

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I started the year with the goal of becoming a Maniac, and it happened on 1/7, with an anticlimactic finish time but fun meeting the SoCal contingent at the OC Marathon. My other goals developed from there, like hitting silver level and doing an ultra. I wanted to break 5 hours and I did. I wanted to get closer to being able to BQ, but that one will have to wait until next year, or the one after that. I continued my yellow ribbon project, running a mile for every American soldier killed in Iraq, and much to my surprise, my miles went over the number of soldiers. I developed a goal of writing a book about it, and about becoming a runner at the age of 40, and that is coming along slower than it should.
 

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One of my goals was to get more disciplined in my running and to actually use a training plan for my 2nd marathon, to keep track of my paces and distances in training, etc. I started using a Garmin in January 2007 to help with this. My super sekrit goal was to qualify for Boston in my 2nd marathon. Miracles do happen! My other goal was to stay injury free. Half accomplished, because after the BQ marathon (or during) I picked up a problem in the ITB than nagged me all summer and most of fall. I think I can say I <i>mostly</i> accomplished my goals.
 
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