Review your year (so far)

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Has it been a good year for your training?

Yes, excellent!
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Yes, good
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No
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No, abysmal!
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Review your year (so far)

Postby Konstantin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:11 am

Have you run well this year?

What was your best run?

What else went well?

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?

Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?

Who's going to go first?
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby james79 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:55 am

[quote]Have you run well this year?


I was running well until the London Marathon in late April. Since then I have struggled with injuries.

[quote]What was your best run?


I ran a decent half marathon (71min24) on a tough course in March.

[quote]What else went well?


Had a few good cross country races in Feb / March and ran well in the spring relays races.

[quote]What are you hoping will improve in 2010?


Improve my speed and times over shorter distances. Plan to change my training quite a bit to prevent injuries:
- circuit training once a week to improve core strength
- massage every 2 weeks
- regular stretching!
- have more easy days and days off when I need to. Be more sensible and less obsessive about mileage.

[quote]Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?


Yes, I acheived one of them.
My main target was to run sub 2.30 in marathon but I ended up with 2.36.
I wanted to get in the Merseyside team for the Intercounties which I acheived.
Wanted to win a medal at the northern 12 stage relays with my club but we came 4th in the end.
Missed all my summer track goals because of injury.

There you go :wink:
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby Konstantin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:14 pm

[quote="I"]What was your best run?


Easily the Plymouth Half Marathon. My Pb was 1:47:37, I aimed for 1:39 and got 1:33:55.

[quote]What else went well?


Pbs is 10k and 10 mile, and settling into 7min/mile average.

[quote="I"]What are you hoping will improve in 2010?


Ensure I can run 7 min/mile. Big target is 1:30 for HM, but I also need to Pb 10k and 10 mile. Maybe there will be an October marathon.

[quote]Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?

Pbs at 10k, 10 mile and HM. Got them all by May. Beat the 10 mile twice afterwards on HM splits.

Good year. But next year's going to be better.
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Postby chloe » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:09 pm

hmmm well in terms of running, 2009 has been a bit of a maintainance year, ticking over, a couple of enjoyable events with standard results rather than PB breakers,.
BUT 2010 is going to be a cracker!!Im going to do the London and the Berlin marathons,a couple of half marathon races and want to continue improving on my ten k time of 46 mins.
Im also going to branch out and do some other exciting runny climby sporty things,.Its going to be fun, im looking foward to it :D
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:48 pm

[quote="Konstantin"]Have you run well this year?


nope. :(

[quote]What was your best run?


I think I maybe have a least bad run, but not sure about a best one. :) Prolly the that would go to a 7km that was something a little over 25mins I think.

[quote]What else went well?


despite not running very well, I still managed to qualify for and race in the standard distance Tri world champs.

[quote]What are you hoping will improve in 2010?


I can get back to feeling strong on the run.

[quote]Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?


Yes, back to sub 38 in the 10km at the tri Worlds and nooope, I didnt do it. :)
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby skoptic » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:49 am

I can copy a lot of what you said Mr Cleetus

[quote="Konstantin"]Have you run well this year?


nope. :(

[quote]What was your best run?


I think I maybe have a least bad run, but not sure about a best one. :)

[quote]What else went well?


Nothing really - everything was slower than normal

[quote]What are you hoping will improve in 2010?


Everything ..... more consistent training, more speedwork, more strength

[quote]Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?


No - it was supposed to be a slightly fallow year and I wasn't supossed to go that long. Did one ultra and a half iron amongst other stuff, but did them both quite slowly[/quote]

Onwards and upwards - I only have myself to blame for a shoddy year. Less in means less out, eh!? Feel a bit revived by a more mellow year and so hoping that 2010 will be right back on it. Wishing the same for everyone else!
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Postby VeganGraham » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:49 am

I did one race this year, more as a test of fitness than anything else, to see how fast I could run 10km.
I was confident of going under the hour and set myself an optimistic goal of 50 minutes with a back up realistic goal of 55.
49:55 in the end.
I might do some more races next year, but then again, I might not. :D
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Postby runner » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:45 am

Have you run well this year?
would say june and july, and from september onwards. so half a year.


What was your best run?

800mtr 2.11 last track race close to my pb.

What else went well?

10mile stockport pb 59.41

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?

winter training and track season may-july

Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?

under 2.10 at 800mtr not reached

Who's going to go first?

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Postby Konstantin » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:49 am

[quote="runner"]Who's going to go first?

don't understand this question.


Just inviting someone to give the first set of answers. Interesting stuff everyone. Who's next?
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby ultra_whippet » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 am

Have you run well this year?

I've been running consistently again, which is the main thing. Just getting back to a decent level of fitness now

What was your best run?

19:07 for 5K, I think

What else went well?

Got my 1500m time under 5 mins

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?

Hoping to get mile time closer to 5 mins, and then translate that speed into quicker times over 5-10K

Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?

My goal was to work on my speed. I was very slow when I got back into racing earlier this year
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Postby E-P » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:56 pm

I would say it has been a good start. Been running few weeks now :D I used to run some 5 years ago but suffered really bad shin splints and then I lost my interest of trying to recover and threw away the whole idea of running. Now, I've started again and my feet seems to be doing ok. This time though I have been gaining some strength in the gym before I even thought of buying running shoes. Also, I have paid much more attention on my technique and my shoes. So my hopes are high!


Have you run well this year?
I have run well for the 8 times I have been out :D

What was your best run?
All pretty nice!

What else went well?
Finally started going to gym as well. Feeling very healthy and better than for years.

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?
Improve the running times and keep on going to gym in order to build slowly more strength to my legs.

Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?
Nothing

Edit: Miss read the last question.
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Postby runner » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:18 pm

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Postby runrevolt » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:42 pm

Have you run well this year?

Yes, by my standards.

What was your best run?

I'm tempted to list some of my speed workouts, but I can't deny the overall awesomeness of Chicago. By all accounts, that was my best run.

What else went well?

Consistency in training, avoiding injury (before chicago), avoiding sickness, eating much better, establishing a solid variety of workouts each week.

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?

My times! Actually, developing and sticking with a core strengthening routine. And yes, speed. Oh, and appropriate race fueling.

Did you have targets, and if so, did you acheive them?

My only established target was sub 2:30 at Chicago...and yes, I did.
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Postby E-P » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:29 pm

[quote="runner"]welcome to veganfitness!!!


Thank you very much. Have my hopes high for the year 2010!
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Re: Review your year (so far)

Postby Gastroplodder » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:29 am

Have you run well this year?

I think so but reading some of the previous posts I don't think I'll be catching up with many of you lot for a while ;)

What was your best run?

Most enjoyable was probably the Roman Trail 10 mile (1:29:16).
Fastest was the Andy Reading 10k (47:47).

What else went well?

2009 was my 1st full year of regular running, most of the aches and niggles have dropped away so now I enjoy most runs rather than just managing to complete them.

What are you hoping will improve in 2010?

Sub 1:50 half marathon, sub 4:30 (trail) marathon, please.

Did you have targets, and if so, did you achieve them?

Run 1000 miles. Complete a marathon. No serious injuries.
Yes to all :)


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