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Goals for 2018?

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  • 19-12-2017 8:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭


    We just have over a week left in 2017, time to see what goals lay ahead for folks in 2018? Will get the ball rolling i suppose:

    1. 1.25 Half marathon at CPC Loop Den Haag in March.
    2. Stay injury free once more.
    3. Improve 5k/10k PB's.
    4. And for the season that's in it, a surprise please.

    Wishing everyone a very fruitful running year in 2018.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,807 ✭✭✭skyblue46


    1. Sub 20 5k even if I have to wait until Jingle Bells
    2. Hopefully get through S&C in one piece, stay injury free and notice the benefits
    3. 1.35 for a half
    4. 1:09:59 for 10 miles
    5. Keep enjoying running as much as I have been.

    Happy Christmas to all, hope ye have a ball :)


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,126 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    Can we just assume no one wants to get injured and get to the actual goals? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭Ray Donovan


    Run one official HM per month.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 812 ✭✭✭clickerquicklic


    1. 35 parkruns (currently on 33 for 2017 will do more)
    2. 2500km's for year (current total 2273km for 2017)
    3. sub 19 River Valley Parkrun (19.35)
    4. sub 18 Malahide Parkrun (18.44)
    5. sub 39 Fingal 10k (39.50)
    6. sub 1.05 Frank Duffy (1.07.56)
    7. sub 1.25 Half marathon (1.29.06)
    8. sub 3 hours marathon (3.19.28)
    9. cycle 2500km (2260km)


  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ultrawoman


    Run 200km in Belfast 24 Hour 2018 (pb 181km)
    This means I have to make the same improvement I did from 2016 to 2017 (12ish miles) but I know I have it in me. 



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,236 ✭✭✭AuldManKing


    Goals for 2018.

    5k: beat 17:38
    Park Run: Run (at least)1 Park Run under 18 mins

    10k: Sub 36 (PB 36:09)

    10m: 60.xxmins (PB 62:xx)

    HM: 79:xx

    Mara - TBD (....Don't cramp??)

    My 5m race last year in Dunboyne was one of my favourite personal performances of last year - 28:5x - matching that or beating it would be a bonus.


    oh yes, maybe get a job at some stage after Jan 31st! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,984 ✭✭✭Duanington


    5k ( ugh)....f*ck it, sub 17.10

    5 miles - sub 29

    10k - 35.x

    10 mile - race one, don't particularly like the distance though...and it doesn't like me

    1/2 - sub 1.20 ( first half of the year hopefully

    mara - sub 2.50


    Basically to do what I should have done this year :(


    Oh, eat more red meat :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,415 ✭✭✭Singer


    My plans for '18

    First half of the year: Follow a 5k plan. Get close to 18:00

    Second half of the year: Follow a marathon plan. Get close to 180:00


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,582 ✭✭✭Swashbuckler


    Main Goals for 2018;

    Sub 37 10k. First crack at this will hopefully be Ennis in March.

    Sub 1:25 HM. First crack at this GLR in May.

    In two minds so far but gonna put it here. Run DCM in October. I'll see. Still haven't made up my mind on that one.

    Bonus Goals for 2018;

    Win a parkrun. Will likely need the top guy to be taking a week off. Does this count? Haha. I'll take a soft win. Have a few second place finishes this year.

    Run sub 18 5k.

    Run sub 30 5M. Unlikely to happen but may as well drop it here.

    The bonus goals will probably depend on whether I run DCM or not.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,524 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani


    1. Sub 5:00 1 mile.
    - I've never run a timed 1 miler before but feel I could hit 6:00 at current fitness. This one doesn't feel massively important to me, but may try it if I get some time.

    2. Sub 18:00 5k
    - PB here is 19:23, and I'm doing sub 20 min Parkruns pretty comfortably now. Aiming to have a strong push for sub 19 by end Jan, and then some focused training towards the 18 before kicking off longer distances later in the year.

    3. Sub 40:00 10k
    - Current PB is 44:55, but that was fairly hungover and wasn't a very dedicated effort. I think this should come together fairly okay alongside #2.

    4. Sub 1:30:00 Half Marathon
    - Did 1hr 40m in Dublin Half this year (my first) and found it fairly okay. Feel this should be pretty achievable - probably going to do a late Spring/Early Summer attempt.

    5. Sub 3:00:00 Marathon
    - This is a leap, and may be the biggest challenge on the list. I did 3hr 52 in Dublin this year, and while I was very happy to beat 4 in my first mara, I do think I definitely undertrained and wasn't at an ideal conditioning level. This goal could get revised upwards, but I feel like I'd like to start the year aiming high.

    6. Run 1000 miles
    - Unlike previous, this may be a bit conservative (and I may have to aim higher to achieve previous. Still I like the number - would be most I've ever done, and it should still be achievable if life somehow gets in the way.

    These numbers floating around in my head a bit, and haven't really developed a strategy but I think they're my broad goals. May be ambitious, but feeling pretty determined to have a go. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,394 ✭✭✭✭Timmaay


    Sub 15.30 5k and sub4 1500 would be nice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭ReeReeG


    1 Mile: 6:45 (current PB 7:07)
    5k: 21:xx (current PB 23:29)
    5 Mile: 37:xx (current PB 43:03)
    10k: Sub 45 but this will be latter part of 2018 I think (Current PB 47:38)
    10 mile: 1:20:xx (Current PB 1:30:xx)
    1/2 marathon: 1:50:xx (Current PB 2:01:xx)
    Marathon: To complete my first :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭jaggiebunnet


    5k : sub 19, preferably around 18:30 (current PB 19:20)
    10k : sub 40 (current PB 42)
    5m : sub 33 (current PB 34)
    10m : sub 68 (current PB 68)
    half : never done one so if I do I would be looking for 1:30
    full : 3:15 (current PB 3:29)

    and around 2k miles would be good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭jamule


    Same as every year, good consistent running and fook all injury's

    5k: 17:30 (current PB 17:59)
    10k: 36:00 Current 37:07)
    10 mile: 1:01:00 (Current PB 1:04)
    1/2 marathon: 1:22:00


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,710 ✭✭✭MisterDrak


    1M - National Road relays. Need to get picked for this, and if I do run drag this old body to a sub 5:35.
    5K - Sub 19:30. Probably Fr Collins Parkrun
    5M - Always give the Raheny 5 a good blast, Aim for sub 33
    10K - Only really the Fingal and Dunsaughlin for this. Anything sub 40
    10M - Battle of Clontarf in April, Sub 68 or Race series (Aug) sub 67
    Half - Sub 1:30 R&R or Race Series. Sub 1:32 in Strawberry (Hilly F*er)

    General -
    2-3 XC's masters - Just finish strong...
    Top 3 (Division 2 - Winter League).
    2 Races in the sun somewhere.
    6-7 different Parkrun's around the country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭RonanP77


    I'm just getting back into it now and know the body can't handle much and never will so I'll not be too ambitious.

    1. Run Parkrun once a month.

    2. Do the local mud run in Kilinkere, then Hell and Back and Tough Mudder.

    3. Go to the Forest Marathon and do either the 10k or HM at a very handy and enjoyable pace with the goal of finishing and ignoring the clock. Just to enjoy the atmosphere more than anything.


    I'll be sticking with Jiu-Jitsu but only twice a week, I'll walk/hike a bit and I'll go for the odd cycle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,928 ✭✭✭✭rainbow kirby


    Get back running within a reasonable timeframe after the newbie makes their appearance in mid-February

    Get running with the double buggy when #2 is big enough - we have one of these just waiting for a smaller copilot.

    More Parkrun tourism - I'm on 23 different events at the moment, would like to get up to around 35-40.

    Do a 10k in the summer and possibly a 10 miler (finally get around to doing the Cabbage Patch 10 in Twickenham!) or half late in 2018


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,851 ✭✭✭✭average_runner


    Sub 19 for 5k @enfield

    Sub 1:35 for Half marathon

    Sub 41 for 10k


    Maybe a marathon if all goes to plan


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,704 ✭✭✭✭RayCun


    sub 2:49 in Rotterdam

    (which requires doing a fair amount of consistent training before then, which means not getting injured, which means maintaining/improving S&C)

    will decide goals for the second half of the year after that one


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭El Caballo


    1. Stay consistent
    2. Increase Mileage
    3. Profit

    May be a copout but I'm just going to focus on the process this year and whatever happens, I'll take it.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,126 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    In Order of Importance:

    Distance|Current PB|Target
    Marathon| 3:26:56|3:15:00
    10K|41:20|41:00
    10 Miles|71:10|69:00
    Half|1:32:23|1:31:00
    5 Miles|32:53|32:00
    5K|19:32|19:00


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭Wottle


    adrian522 wrote: »
    In Order of Importance:

    Distance|Current PB|Target
    Marathon| 3:26:56|3:15:00
    10K|41:20|41:00
    10 Miles|71:10|69:00
    Half|1:32:23|1:31:00
    5 Miles|32:53|32:00
    5K|19:32|19:00

    I'll be robbing that table later, cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭TFBubendorfer


    ultrawoman wrote: »
    Run 200km in Belfast 24 Hour 2018 (pb 181km)

    I'll unashamedly rob the idea.

    - Run 220 km in a 24 hrs race in 2018, venue TBD.

    Only one goal. It worked in 2014. Nothing else matters, indeed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,678 ✭✭✭Cartman78


    I'm hoping to build on what's been a very productive 2017...so far :pac:

    General Goals:


    - Get to more club traning/runs
    - Do more long runs (will probably be helped if I go to the club more often)
    - Race once a month
    - Have a proper go at XC.....had a couple of mixed outings this year when I wasn't really in peak form....got really schooled at the county intermediate.

    Specific Goals:

    - Dungarvan 10 Miler: <65 mins
    - Adare 10K - PB (<39:05)
    - Mallow 10 Miler: possible crack at 5 year old PB (<63 mins)
    - Great Limerick Run Half Marathon: assuming the other races go somewhere close to plan, I might have a lash at this... <90 mins is a realistic target I think.

    Good luck to all in 2018 :)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 16,287 Mod ✭✭✭✭quickbeam


    Consistently run 5km under 30 minutes (Parkrun PB of 29:28)
    Run 10km in < 1 hour (this year's Fingal 10K was 1:12)
    Run 10 miles in 1:45 (this year's FD10 was 2:01)
    Run a HM in 2:15 (this year's HM was 2:34)
    Run a marathon in < 5:00 (this year's DCM was 5:45 - some day, not really decided if this will be a 2018 goal or not though)
    Run more races
    Possibly join a running club
    Take up some strength exercise
    Get my 50 race goal in Parkrun
    Partake in a bit of Parkrun tourism, expand my horizons beyond the single one I've done so far.
    Run 1000 miles
    Keep injury-free, enjoy it, don't end up seeing it as a chore
    Maintain weigh-loss achieved in 2016-17


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,016 ✭✭✭Itziger


    adrian522 wrote: »
    In Order of Importance:

    Distance|Current PB|Target
    Marathon| 3:26:56|3:15:00
    10K|41:20|41:00
    10 Miles|71:10|69:00
    Half|1:32:23|1:31:00
    5 Miles|32:53|32:00
    5K|19:32|19:00

    Some slightly strange ones there Adrian.

    You're aiming to take 2.10 off the 10miler yet just 1.23 off the Half!!

    Surely the Half aim should be 1.30 (or 1.29.59)


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,126 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    Itziger wrote: »
    Some slightly strange ones there Adrian.

    You're aiming to take 2.10 off the 10miler yet just 1.23 off the Half!!

    Surely the Half aim should be 1.30 (or 1.29.59)

    Well the 10 mile one is fairly soft. I was probably close to 70 mins going through 10 miles in the half but never did this in a race.

    You may be right though. 1,30 seems very ambitious to me though. I guess I'll just do the training and see what happens on the day.

    I should race a few half's this year, Bohermeen, Madrid, Rock N Roll Dublin.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 23,092 ✭✭✭✭beertons


    Finish marathon. Pulled up at 28km. Dcm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,649 ✭✭✭Enduro


    This thread got me thinking...

    6 "A" races in mind for next year...
    Goal 1: Get at least 1 good performance out of the 6
    Goal 2: Try not to pull out of any of them due to stupid injuries, unlike 2017.
    Goal 3: Take advantage of my new age category where the opportunity arises. Looks like the main target for this will be the UTMB, where an age category podium could be within range if I can achieve goal 2.
    Goal 4: Try to make as few feck ups as possible through the whole process of my one "A+" race, whilst enjoying the whole process to the max. That sounds pretty bizarre, but given the nature of the race it makes a lot of sense.
    Goal 5: try and do more incidental racing, particularly getting to more IMRA races this year, for the sheer enjoyment of it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,718 ✭✭✭4Ad


    Signed up for my first Marathon in March..
    Finish it in a respectable time.


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