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2023 Goals/Targets

  • 12-01-2023 3:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,328 ✭✭✭

    Slightly fewer this year -

    1. Break 1,500m PB (4:26)
    2. Sub 2:08 800m.
    3. 9:40 3 k (9:46). A copy and paste from last year
    4. Run more than 1,459 miles
    5. Break 5k PB (16:31)
    6. Sub 35 10k in a TT or race
    7. Stick with EIM for at least 6 months.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭skyblue46

    @Lazare is the new @ThebitterLemon 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭Lazare

    haha, fancy some friendly best of three type thing? 3x races (chip time), loser gives €50 to charity of winner's choice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,196 ✭✭✭✭Murph_D

    Sure why not, we can compare calendars for rounds 2 and 3 (if necessary) after Raheny. 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭Lazare

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭skyblue46

    Will this be a simple head to head or based on cumulative times to make sure you run to the line even if you're beaten?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭Lazare

    Ah a simple head to head. It got me thinking that it could be a fun thing for others to do. Just stuck a thread up to gauge interest.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 518 ✭✭✭marathon2022

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,750 ✭✭✭masterK

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion

    I've been running on and off for years. Decided this year to take it a bit more seriously and do a half marathon or two. I'll be doing the Wicklow half marathon next month and I'm aiming to do it in under 2 hours. Does any one know what it is like. Seems like quite a bit of it is uphill.

  • Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭babacool

    It’s a lovely race. Did it twice. Main thing is to keep it easy first half. Especially first few k. Dont think “this isnt too bad” and run too fast/hard.

    As you can see, first 2-3k are basically flat and misleading. 10k in the toughest part is done. Now you can start enjoying it. That last climb has the most beautiful scenery you can imagine (if I remember correctly).

    and the finish hill is a little climb of honour with usually a massive crowd.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion

    Thanks for that. Yeah that first 10k looks rough alright. I'm trying to get some hill runs in to help build my legs up but I live in the city centre which is pretty flat. I've started doing the Khyber pass in phoenix park which helps but could do with something steeper.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,753 ✭✭✭witnessmenow

    Run the half marathon I've signed up for (Kilkee)

    Seeing as the longest I've run is 8k, 9 years ago, I've a bit of work to do!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭Butterbeans

    Great stuff. What kind of distances are you running at present?

    Plenty of time til July. It'd be good for you to get a good base now, build up the mileage slowly over the next couple of months and look at a plan then in April/May to take you up to the race.