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2022 Targets

  • 31-12-2021 4:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,643 ✭✭✭ ThePiedPiper

    This is the place to nail your colours to the mast.

    1. Run a sub3 marathon in a genuine race. In the past couple of years, I’ve done it in a virtual, so this should be achievable hopefully.
    2. Run a PB. The 5k PB I have of 17:25 is probably the lowest hanging fruit, but I haven’t raced 5k in years. Half and full marathon probably out of sight, so I’ll have to enter a 5k.
    3. Run at least 100 miles per month. 2021 was the first time I’ve ever managed to achieve this goal, and I reckon having it as a target helps motivation year round.



  • Registered Users Posts: 481 ✭✭ FinnC

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  • Registered Users Posts: 377 ✭✭ marathon2022

    + 2,000 miles would be the most important to me, most of my plans are long-term. I'm 50 next year so I will keep my powder dry till then(5k/10k/Half/full/50 mile)

    CCC 2025 ;-)

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,697 ✭✭✭✭ average_runner

    Just to get consistent running in for 2022.

    After that its a bonus

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,452 ✭✭✭ Clearlier

    Tu run for at least 15 mins on every day of 2022 - only exception for illness (not injury).

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,864 ✭✭✭✭ event

    Unless you've done something like this before, this could drive you mad. I know a lad who did 10k a day for a year and near the end the pressure he had on himself was unreal.

    Just don't drive yourself mad is all

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,452 ✭✭✭ Clearlier

    It's a good point that goes to the heart of appropriate target setting.

    My challenge is that I have some biomechanical issues which cause me overuse injuries quite quickly. I've been doing a lot of work with various fitness professionals to try and get myself in a position to run again and I can now run for small amounts of time again. The thing is that I used to run quite a lot and frankly 15 mins seems like a very short time to be active when you factor in getting ready and sorting yourself out after however it's where I am and as I've told many other people you have to start from where you are not from where you wish you were.

    The goal is a commitment to consistency rather than any great physical challenge.

  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ passinginterest

    Like a few others the goal is just to get back into regular running. If I can keep to 3/4 days a week and hit around 600 miles I’ll be pretty happy. There’s a few time goals in the background, but nothing major. The consistency will take care of them and if I can get a year in the bag I can think about more serious goals.

    Main focus will by 5k/10k type training and might do a half if things are going ok. First goal is a parkrun in 2 weeks time to see exactly where things are at. I’ll have about 12 weeks back at that stage (although starting from a very low base with one with a big zero along the way and only hitting 15-20 mile weeks now).

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,220 ✭✭✭ dave_o_brien

    Just to complete the DCM without feeling overly baked. I've two young kids who demand a lot and it heavily restricts the timeframes within which I can train. Last time I did a marathon (2017 & pre-kids) I had a time target that went out the window after a broken ankle 10 weeks before the marathon. I still completed the DCM and chased (and missed) that target time but felt rough after. Every year since done at least one half-marathon at a slow-but-manageable level of around 2hrs. If I can just finish the DCM this time without being in bits, I'll be thrilled.