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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">Goals for 2008</span><br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">1. Do the Lynchburg Ultra Series while comtemplating <a href="" target="_blank">The Beast</a></span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">2. Volunteer at 3 races</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">3. Develop and implement a strength training regieme</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">4. Treat and remediate any injure that may occur aggressively</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">5. Do the 2nd annual 3 day fast-pack (Call it the Asylum Run)</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">6. Run in the Redwoods</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">7. Take about 10lbs off to 172.</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">8. Run a 5K sub 23:00</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">9. 4 consecutive weeks of no running</span><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">10. Have a blast doing it.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">Anybody wanna share?</span></div>

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I'll be sharing my 2008 goals as well . . . . when I get them written down.<br><br>
1. Make it through the year without injury, or at least minimal<br>
2. Run over 1200 miles<br>
3. Run at least one marathon<br>
4. PR at a 5K distance<br>
5. Incorporate more cross-training<br>
6. Lose 5-10 lbs<br>

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..1...Avoid Injury<br>
.....2..Have a Plan-B for the Injury I meant to avoid<br>
.......3..limit running to 4 days a week MAX (see#1)<br>
..........4...limit garage runs to once a week (if that)<br><br><i>anybody notice a Pattern here??</i>

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<b>Final Wild-a$$ Version 12/31/07</b><br><br>
1. Officiate or volunteer at 3 races.<br>
2. Commute to work by running 2x/week<br>
3. Improve TriNorthwest sprint ranking<br>
4. BQ (not at Eugene, but in the fall, maybe)<br>
5. Lose the 5 lbs I gained this year<br>
6. Do a half iron triathlon<br>
7. Rilly optimistic PR goals:<br>
8. Put chains on car in snow once

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Here are my 2008 goals (some carried over from 2007)<br><br>
Eat more fruits & veggies<br>
Continue to work towards consistent 5 mile runs three times a week<br>
Drop that 5 lbs that keeps hanging on<br>
Run sub 30 mins for a 5K (I'm so close for this one....)<br><br>

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My goals for 2008 off the top of my head:<br><br>
Continue base building by...<br>
-Run consistently every-other-day or so<br>
-Increase my weekly milage...slowly<br>
-Increase my long run length...slowly<br><br>
Run a few local 5k to 10k races for fun.

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There are some wonderful ideas here.<br><br>
I think (wish?) I've got a sub 3:20 marathon in there somewhere, and I'm going to be coercing it out, hopefully by fall.

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SS, there's power in collective dreams; I'll back you up. . . .<br><br>
sub 3:20 marathon<br>
1:32 half<br>
40:XX 10km<br>
20:XX 5km<br><br>
• smile through the miles<br>
• avoid injury<br>
• keep up the weight training<br>
• Meet a bunch of old Boomer frens at whichever Fall Marathon<br>
• continue to volunteer and give back to the running community<br><br>
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My goals are pretty simple (goals for work, well those are a different matter):<br><br>
Miwok 100K finish top 25%<br>
100 miles 24-27 h<br>
Keep on Keeping on<br><br>
I gave mileage goals a few years ago as I figured it is not the mileage but the substance of the runs that matter. That and injuries slowing you down.<br><br>

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Nice thread JJJ.....<br><br><br>
New post at end

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Top Ten running goals for next year<br><br>
1. WILL see me enter and complete my first ultra sometime during the year.<br>
2. WILL see me go back to Georgia in May to get revenge on that crazy roller coaster trail event called Twisted Ankle that kicked my butt last year.<br>
3. WILL see me stay healthy enough to average at least 35-40 mpw for the year.<br>
4. Will see me continue my several year streak of volunteering at local races at least 12 times.<br>
5. Will see me complete all four races in my local club's high mileage winter series and at least half of the trail series events.<br>
6. Will see me be a minimum of ten pounds lighter at the end of the year than at the beginning.<br>
7. Will see me feel faster and stronger at the end of the year than at the beginning, whether or not I actually am.<br>
8. Will see me refusing to whine about heat or cold. Excess rain can still be whined about.<br>
9. Will see me add more cyling to my routine.<br>
10. Will see me enjoy running just as much as ever.

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Goals, I don't have a great track record with them but here goes<br><br>
Run the 10 mile Memorial Day Race in my neighborhood<br>
Run a half marathon-Probably Hartford<br>
Lose at least 20 pounds and keep it off thus lowering BP and Cholesterol<br>
I'd like to be able to ride with the "A" riders in my bike club and not get dropped.<br>
Meet more Kickrunners

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1. Focus on half marathon's, 5K and 10K's in the spring<br>
2. Get in good enough shape to do the Jay XC challenge in July (1/2 marathon) <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>
3. Run the Hartford Marathon in the fall<br>
4. Stay injury free and vary my goals enough to keep the motivation level up!<br>
I am going to leave time goals out and see what happens<br><br>
Good luck everyone!<br><br>

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At this point I only have 2.......<br><br>
Stay injury free<br>
Lose my Clydesdale status <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">

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1-get in reasonable shape for the Red Sox fantasy camp in early Feb-which includes lots of throwing baseball in the cellar and visits to Baseball City for hitting practice with wooden bats (first time for me). Hope to pitch more innings this year and not break down.<br><br>
2-get in reasonable shape to beat my PW for the marathon in the race in Boston in mid April<br><br>
3-put in a high mileage base over the late spring/summer with plans to eclipse my PR's at 1M/5K and 10K
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