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#1 txrunner



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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:43 PM

It's time to start thinking about those 2007 goals, whether its setting a new PR, losing weight, or running at some exotic destination.

After just competing in the 2006 National Masters Cross-Country Club Championships I'm fired up and ready to tackle 2007. I've already told my teammates that competed that I'm shooting for a top 20 finish at next year's championships. That means that I definitely have my work cut out for me.

Here are my goals for now, more to follow as I think of them.

1. Top 20 finish at the 2007 National Masters Cross-Country Club Championships
2. 10K in under 33 minutes
3. 5k in under 16 minutes (does anyone know of a race course that starts at the top of Mt. Hood - something along the first leg of Hood to Coast) tongue.gif
4. A Boston qualifier so I can make a weekend out of watching Wendy run in the women's Olympic Marathon Trials and finally say that I ran Boston.
a. I guess that is a little weak. How about a sub 2:40 marathon
5. Have a lot of fun running and training with my Red Lizard Teammates!

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:46 AM

Whoa Nellie!

Nothing to get the blood pumping like a good goal. That top 20 is a good one. Wow. You saw all the guys you are going to have to beat! Get ready for Ohio. As Chuck said, "Well, if you go top 20 then I guess I will have to go also and beat you!" Now that's the spirit.

I don't have any specific goals for the year yet. I have to get rid of a lingering calf issue first. Assuming that happens, 3:45 at the McKenzie River Invitational 50K in September would be a goal.

Btw - Boston 2008 will be a blast! That will be so fun to watch the trials the day before.

Get ready for some good training in 2007!

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:09 AM

Ok...I finally have some time to put down some goals.

-Improve my 5-k time and bring it down to where it used to be around the 21 minute mark.
-Give all the new and renewing lizards a membership shirt...if they need one.
-Meet new lizards and keep improving my relationships with lizards I already know.
-Be more supportive of my teammates.
-Stay injury and sick free.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:17 AM

Let's see

Train hard but stay healthy.

Race to the best of my ability.

Enjoy running and racing and the fact that I am lucky to be able to run like I can.

Deepen my ties to existing lizards and make some new lizard friends.

Help MarkieMo to put together a division winning HTC team.

How's that?

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (JM Harper @ Dec 19 2006, 07:17 AM)
Train hard but stay healthy.

Race to the best of my ability.

Enjoy running and racing and the fact that I am lucky to be able to run like I can.

Deepen my ties to existing lizards and make some new lizard friends.

All of the above, plus:

1. Run a sub-4:30 at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York excl.gif

2. Keep Dave T. in sight in the 10k and 5k ohmy.gif
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:02 AM

Y'all have some mighty impressive goals.

Here are mine:

--run 3:28 or better at the Vancouver Marathon
--have a fun, fast, carnage-free Hood to Coast
--keep doin' the track thing
--explore some new terrain doing long trail runs all around the area
--play with the multi-sport thing a little bit
--take no prisoners at Tour de Goose!
--run faster, better, more . . . I guess that sums it up

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:07 AM

By midseason, a 10k in the mid to upper 6:00 m/m pace.
I'm tired of the 7's. They have worn out their welcome.
Knock a couple hours off my Mt. Hood PCT 50k time.
If I can accomplish either of those, I'll be a happy camper grin.png

Merry Christmas and PR's to all.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:39 AM

To stay injury-free.

To run increasingly faster.

To not choke in races.

To kick the 2007 Portland marathon in the ass.




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Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE (loofahgirl @ Dec 19 2006, 08:39 AM)
To kick the 2007 Portland marathon in the ass.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:12 AM

I already put my goals out there in an earlier thread, but it's good to re-inforce these things tongue.gif

Get lighter, faster and younger (at heart) laugh.gif
(However, a feeling of a well-trained-for race is more important than the speeed)
Cross training for core strength--yoga would be good, or anything at The Gym
More bicycling
Run all the trails in Forest park
Take my dog, Salsa, in at least one 5k wink.gif
Yes, stay injury-free!
Get an organized training plan! rolleyes.gif

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 10:58 AM

Awesome Goals fellow Lizards! Love the excitement for the 2007 New Year! Here are a few of my goals.

*One of my goals is to become a faster racing Lizard. All of the races I did this past year with the Lizards have been the fastest times I have ever raced so far in my life. I would like to strive for any times that are faster than last summer, for the New Year. happy.png

*Race in the Bay2Breakers Race in SF in May. It was the race that I did in 2001 which made me realize how much I love running and really enjoy having the sport in my life again.

*Become a rower again, and scull, be in a double with my sister, Mimi this year. I would like to race in Regattas and be coached again.

*My overall athletic goal for this year 2007 is to become both a fast Lizard on land and on water in a rowing boat, yahooooo!

*Continue exploring/adventuring all forms of athletics/sports/exercise. Ain't Life Grand?! (My favorite bumper sticker from Jackson, WY, with the Tetons on it, yes!)

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:18 AM

have fun. grin.png

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:58 PM

Run consistently despite what's happening at school and work.
Join a race or two (Can we say Bordeaux marathon?)
Get into shape for graduation and what comes after
Climb a few more mountains and run a few more gooses
Volunteer more often.

Get something more than 4th place in the Tour de Goose. Afterall, I speak French... It should work to my advantage!

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 05:04 PM

My goals?

Mt. Hood Scramble
McCubbins Creek (complete with trademark finish)
Mt Adams ascent
Astoria Assault
Cutthroat Classic
Good suntan
Bilboa, Spain
Some good kayak trips
Some good trail runs
Catching rattle snakes
Burning Man
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:34 PM

Come on people, let's keep up the pace with specificity! excl.gif

Of course I want to get faster and have more fun. It is throwing down the SPECIFIC time that takes guts when posting you goals.

We will actually hold you accountable to them!

Better yet when you get them we will celebrate with you even more heartily because we will realize how long you have been living and breathing for that accomplishment.

Just think, how would we have congratulated Albert after Portland if we didn't know what he was going for and whether or not it was a big deal to him?

How much more will we cheer Steve for breaking 3 at Boston since he has told us all how big of a goal it is for him and how many races he has spent trying to achieve it?

Write it down, make it public, and prepare to get sh*t for it until you make it happen.

Top 3 Mount Hood Scramble.

Edited by Diep, 19 December 2006 - 08:58 PM.

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