Primary Distance For 2009?

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Chasing a great time in:

Ultra
5
7%
5K
6
8%
5mi
0
No votes
10K
11
15%
15K/10mi
2
3%
Half Marathon
26
35%
Marathon
25
33%
 
Total votes: 75

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Postby jonovision_man » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:09 pm

La wrote: But my true focus is on Ironman this year. :wink:


Me too... first one, can't wait.

My purely running one is ATB, but it's 30k, not an option on the list either. I'm just SOL on this poll. :lol:

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Postby DougG » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:19 pm

I run for a good time, not a long distance.
10k is my target race. Anything longer simply kicks the *** out of me and isn't fun.
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Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
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Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
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Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
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Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
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Postby dgrant » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:19 pm

MINI-T wrote:Well... my "A" game isn't listed.. :twisted: Gee Dave.. some poll you got here :wink: /jk


I wasn't trying to cause a fuss or anything, I just thought it would be simpler if I only included real sports.

:wink: :shifty:

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Postby turd ferguson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:26 pm

dgrant wrote:
MINI-T wrote:Well... my "A" game isn't listed.. :twisted: Gee Dave.. some poll you got here :wink: /jk


I wasn't trying to cause a fuss or anything, I just thought it would be simpler if I only included real sports.

:wink: :shifty:


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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:27 pm

Mike Runs wrote:
dgrant wrote:
MINI-T wrote:Well... my "A" game isn't listed.. :twisted: Gee Dave.. some poll you got here :wink: /jk


I wasn't trying to cause a fuss or anything, I just thought it would be simpler if I only included real sports.

:wink: :shifty:


No good deed goes unpunished. You could have put unlimited choices in your poll and someone would still complain you forgot the Beer Mile or the Naked Fun Run.


even better, a women's only run! don't forget those... ;)
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Postby Ironboy » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:30 pm

I want to run a fast 5km this year. So that's what I voted for, but once I run a sub 20min 5km I'll change my focus to the 10km aiming for close to 40min.

Then, if I manage that, I'll move up to 21.1km and a sub 1:35 (around 1:32 is my goal).

But for now 5km is the focus.

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:17 pm

I never thought I'd say this (well, I did already a couple weeks ago in a different thread), but this might be the year of two marathons, if I can stay healthy.
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May 6: BMO Half-Marathon - switch to 8K Done!
May 20: Red Deer Half-Marathon -switch to 10K Done!
June 10: MEC Race #4 (Garry Point Park) 10K Done!
July 22: MEC Race #5 (Riverfront Park) 10K or 5K not done
Sept 22: Seawheeze Half-Marathon may cancel this
Sept 30: MEC Race #6 (Garry Point Park) 10K or 5K

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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:00 pm

Looking to PR in half-marathon and 10K distance this year.
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
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Postby turd ferguson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:04 pm

Ironboy wrote:I want to run a fast 5km this year. So that's what I voted for, but once I run a sub 20min 5km I'll change my focus to the 10km aiming for close to 40min.

Then, if I manage that, I'll move up to 21.1km and a sub 1:35 (around 1:32 is my goal).

But for now 5km is the focus.


I like your strategy.
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Postby ROW » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:09 pm

Well I am going for a sub 19:00 5km, 20:00 is my primary goal which I will try to break tommorrow morning on a training run since I have already broke 26:00 in a 6km (23:04) so I am pretty confident in my time for tommorrow if it isn't icy :shock: I need to get down to about 17:00 for 5km for XC OFFSA though if i want a chance of winning.

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Postby Ken B » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:41 pm

Half marathon as I have decided to run only one marathon this year ( The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. - I hope ) I have signed up for three half-marathons so far. :lol:

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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:49 pm

tortoise wrote:Half marathon as I have decided to run only one marathon this year ( The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. - I hope ) I have signed up for three half-marathons so far. :lol:



ohhh... I still want to do that one.... hmmm...



unless NWA has an awesome seat sale, though, it probably won't happen. :(
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Postby JamesP123 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:03 am

I voted for half marathon..But I would also like to keep my speed , I have ran a 4:14 , in the 1500 meter. So I wanna take a crack at the mile..see how fast I will run it.

I need to have a half marathon plan that will help me keep my speed becuase last track season I was training as an 800 meter runner and I really dont want to lose my quikness
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Postby AirForceRunner » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:58 am

My focus is the 5 km. My goal for May was sub 18, but the knee will be the ultimate factor as to whether I can actually undertake the training required.
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Postby tgilpin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:42 am

I voted 1/2 M as I have been chasing the 2 hr half for quite a while!!! However I am also doing my second Full this year and hope to knock 10 minutes off my time 8)
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Postby Smitty » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:04 pm

I'm in for the Marathon, if I can get healthy. I don't have a plan B yet.

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Postby IronColl » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:22 pm

I have the goal of finishing a half IM (and kicking butt as well), but I am going to giver for the halfM PB--try to accomplish my original NCM 2008 goal.

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Postby Lx2run » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:17 pm

I voted for the full..............it won't happen in the spring but there is some un-finished business I have to take care of. :x
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Postby richie-rich » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:24 am

i was going to vote for 30K ATB. you know - just being able to stand up at the finish, etc.

but due to poll constraints, i'll have to go with a PB in the half. somewhere in the 1:3X range. i've never run the Mississauga course (other than 5km) so maybe i'll do that in May.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:04 am

I didn't vote because I haven't decided. I'm going to do ATB for sure - that's my first goal of the year, and then after that - we'll see.
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Postby JenniferMcCreath » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:45 pm

my gimmick this year will be multiple marathons in short time periods..

3 marathons in 8 days planned in april.

might try 6 in 16 days in sept/oct!

if i can't run fast, then i will run more and take advantage of my insanely good ability to recover quickly from long runs!

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Postby trixiee » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:12 pm

Half Marathon and a Half Ironman!

Yay! for real athletes! :D :P :wink:
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:23 pm

Taking some time off my half is goal for this year. Would also like to try and take a minute or two off my 10K time.
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Postby Stephan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:00 pm

My goal this year is to get back to marathon shape, if I can get a PB this year..I would be happy.

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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:03 pm

S wrote:My goal this year is to get back to marathon shape, if I can get a PB this year..I would be happy.


if??!! baa! Please reword this.
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