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16-12-2019, 19:22   #1
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Goals for 2020??

That time of the year once more, out with the old and in with the new!! What’s people’s goals for the year ahead? I’ll get the ball rolling:

1. Sub 17.30 5k.
2. Sub 37.30 10k.
3. Sub 1.21 Half.
4. Keep the injuries at bay please!!
5. More consistency, made improvement on this in 2019 but more work required heading into 2020.

Normally don’t pick arbitrary times to chase, but will for next year, keep the mind focused. Happy Christmas to you all, may 2020 make your running goals become reality!!!
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16-12-2019, 21:17   #2
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Obviously try and stay injury free and run over 3000km for the year. Consistency with my training in running and supplementary work.

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Normally don’t pick arbitrary times to chase, but will for next year, keep the mind focused.
I'm normally the same but I'll go with it too... For time targets

5km sub 17 minutes.
5 miles sub 29 minutes targeting low 28s.
10km sub 35:40

If track happens (not sure if it will) 1500m sub 4:40, 3000m sub 10 minutes.

Also continue to stay active with my club and the greater local running community, volunteering where needed.
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16-12-2019, 21:43   #3
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5km sub 17 minutes.
5 miles sub 29 minutes targeting low 28s.
10km sub 35:40

If track happens (not sure if it will) 1500m sub 4:40, 3000m sub 10 minutes.

Also continue to stay active with my club and the greater local running community, volunteering where needed.
Not too sure about the number of 5 mile races in Sligo, but theres a BHAA Race in Dunboyne where I got my PB - fairly flat race and finishes on a track.
Last Tuesday in May.

BTW: My 1500 PB is 4.37

Love the last goal - top man.
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17-12-2019, 09:00   #4
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2020 will be entered with the following PB's...

5k: 17:06
5M: 28:22
10K: 35:11
10M: 60:33
HM: 1:19:40
Marathon: 2:53:55

I'd like to think that they are all on the chopping block next year. Some are softer than others and all of them, with the exception of the 10Mile time, were set in 2019.

Some arbitrary numbers in here, in some cases I'll be happy to just PB, but I might as well put a time on the board.

5k: 16:xx
5M: 27:xx
10k: 34:xx
10M: 58:xx (The 60min barrier was a personal bug bear of mine last year...it's gonna fall this year)
HM: 1:18:xx
Marathon: 2:49:xx in Manchester would be fantastic and then maybe reasess for Amsterdam/Frankfurt

Will probably be a touch under 3000 miles for this year, not really in a position to up the mileage a great deal at the moment so will hopefully keep it at around the same.

I could talk about more sleep and what not, but it's a bit of a vagary really!

Going into 2020 fitter than I've ever been so looking forward to it all really
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17-12-2019, 13:45   #5
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Didn’t set any 2019 goals, time to jump in again. 2020 will be mostly focused on marathon, with a few other distractions before and after the main block.

50k - 4:09:59 (current PB 4:18:30)
Marathon - 3:19:59 (3:22:11)
HM 1:32:59 (1:34:17)
10K - 41:30 (42:03)
5K: 19:39 (19:40)
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17-12-2019, 13:59   #6
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Last two years weren't great for me at all, so just going to focus on the 5k and maybe the odd 10k.

My pb is 19:38 but currently hitting 21:10(last parkrun was 21:27 but Griffeen is slow) for 5k. So first aim is to get that under 21 and go from there. Will race more often over the distance, parkruns etc. Will post my times in the log but dont have time to maintain the training part of it.
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Really looking forward to the year ahead, vast improvements seen since June.
26 min improvement in the Marathon, time to get at some of the shorter stuff.

5k: 18:44 (18:45 2 year old PB, want to get back to where I was)
10k: 39:xx (40:06, very bitter pill to swallow....)
10 mile: Any improvement on this year...
Half: 1:29:xx (1:32 PB, Bohermeen I think)
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17-12-2019, 16:39   #8
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400m - 54s

800m indoor - 2.06

800m outdoor - 2.03

1500 - race my first one

Mile - sub 5

5k - 18.30 ...doubtful tbh


Lets gooooooooooooo
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17-12-2019, 21:30   #9
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Not break a rib
2:55 at DCM
Ballyhoura Marathon with Kate for the craic
Scooch close enough to 5k, 10k, HM PBs to worry em
Not do my glute
2,000m
Yoga often
Not do a hamstring
Run with people
Run up some hills
I'll come back to this in 12m and rate myself /10
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17-12-2019, 23:23   #10
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I have three goals next year:

- sub 18:00 5k (PB: 18:07)
- sub 5:30 mile (PB: 5:42)
- Be a regular 20 minute pacer at Rivervalley parkun (PB: 18:56, but it's a b0ll0x of a course)

I'm also registered for Donadea 50k (sub 4?), DCM (sub 3?) and possibly the SF Half (a PB!) which would be all great to do.

All of this is entirely fantasy land stuff as I recover from injury though
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18-12-2019, 08:36   #11
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I have three goals next year:

- sub 18:00 5k (PB: 18:07)
- sub 5:30 mile (PB: 5:42)
- Be a regular 20 minute pacer at Rivervalley parkun (PB: 18:56, but it's a b0ll0x of a course)

I'm also registered for Donadea 50k (sub 4?), DCM (sub 3?) and possibly the SF Half (a PB!) which would be all great to do.

All of this is entirely fantasy land stuff as I recover from injury though
Sandbags at the ready with those goals!!
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18-12-2019, 11:44   #12
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I'm back after 6 years of doing practically no exercise and my weight ballooning but thankfully I've been back running regularly for about 4 months so I want to set myself a few goals for next year. I'm not sure how realistic they are but sure lets see.

I'm disregarding my historic PB's for the moment as they are about 12 years old and are really from a different life.

My goals are:
1. Don't give up !!!
2. 5k : Sub 20 min (PB ~23:30 in training)
3. 10K Sub 43 min (PB unknown)

I might start a training log on here in the new year, I had an old one and it was fun looking back on it so yeah, might do that.

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19-12-2019, 16:03   #13
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2020, jeez, when I was a kid we thought that was fantasy land. We'd be living on the moon and all that $hite.

My Goals are straightforward. Maybe try a 10k and I'd probably accept sub 38. Kinda given up on the PB of 36.48

The Half (PB 1.21.0x) I'll have a rattle off again. Would like to dip under the :21

And Marathon, I like to think I'm not finished here. Recent PB of 2.57.3x and I'll aim for sub 2.55 again........

We keep trying and that's the main thing.
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19-12-2019, 16:19   #14
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I have three goals next year:

- sub 18:00 5k (PB: 18:07)
- sub 5:30 mile (PB: 5:42)
- Be a regular 20 minute pacer at Rivervalley parkun (PB: 18:56, but it's a b0ll0x of a course)
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- sub 18:00 5k (soft PB: 18:47)
- sub 5:00 mile (PB: 5:02)
- if I get my mile target then I might try and set a time for the 800 after that. Target of 2:20 maybe
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19-12-2019, 20:02   #15
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Started running earlier this year for the first time, so didn't have any goals for 2019

For 2020 something like:
  • 5k - 22.XX (currently 24.52)
  • 10k - 49.XX (currently 53.27)
  • Run a half marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • No injuries. (Been good so far!)

Bonus goals would be sub 2hrs in the HM and sub 4hrs in the full. I think those should be possible, but we'll see
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