2019 Race/Competition Goals?

Isaiah_53_5's picture
Isaiah_53_5 - Certified Professional
Rank: Human | banana points 12,535

I know a bunch of people on here compete. What are your goal times for next year for your events --- 5Ks 10Ks, Marathons, Tris, etc etc etc? Whats your big race of the year?

This is what I am thinking so far...

Plan to do:

Jan 50K (registered) - just want to finish / have fun (its a trail run - muddy)
April 70.3 (FL) (registered) - 5:30 goal, 5:00 stretch, 4:30 dream
June 140.6 (CO) (registered) - goal to finish, no stretch goal, 9:59 dream
Sept 1mi (NYC 5th Avenue mile) - goal 5:15, stretch 5:05, 4:59 dream

Maybe:

March (possible Muay Thai amateur debut)
Feb-March (boardercross regionals)
Mar 29 - Apr 4 (CO) (2019 boardercross nationals)

Hedge Fund Interview Course

  • 814 questions across 165 hedge funds. Crowdsourced from over 500,000 members.
  • 11 Detailed Sample Pitches and 10+ hours of video.
  • Trusted by over 1,000 aspiring hedge fund professionals just like you.

Comments (74)

Dec 7, 2018

This year I blew out my knee by training 12mph intervals for mile training on concrete. I will not make the same mistake next year. I'm going to do speedwork on soft surfaces mainly.

Its not an event I train for throughout the year, so the build up is really just 2 months of speedwork for me added to MMA training (speedwork in the mornings). I'd like to find a soft track to train on next year as I really like 400m intervals.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 7, 2018

A friend wants me to run in a marathon with him in the Spring, but the problem is I haven't trained for running more than 2 miles at the moment. I know its a long ways out and I've got plenty of time to train harder, but I also have a preference for weightlifting and I'm guessing I'd lose size that I've gained in the last year. idk still debating if it's worth it, then I can be that asshole with the 26.2 sticker on my car if I do it.

    • 2
Dec 7, 2018
CryptoKidd:

A friend wants me to run in a marathon with him in the Spring, but the problem is I haven't trained for running more than 2 miles at the moment. I know its a long ways out and I've got plenty of time to train harder, but I also have a preference for weightlifting and I'm guessing I'd lose size that I've gained in the last year. idk still debating if it's worth it, then I can be that asshole with the 26.2 sticker on my car if I do it.

Yeah, I don't do a lot of running training either. You should be fine.

If you like weightlifting, cycling may be a way to step up your cardio without losing muscle gains to prepare for the 26.2.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

I did the Augusta 70.3 this year largely without run training. Then did the New Orleans 70.3 pretty much without running. Only real training was the 13.1 mile run portion of Augusta - lol.

After that, had a 50mi Ultra (Trail Run) early November. I went into that event without much run training. I didn't finish that event though and only got to 48.6mi. Was my first 26.2 distance in that event.

I do heavy heavy cycling though - I really like LSD.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 7, 2018

What does race have to do with your competitions?

I hurt my hip after nailing the 2015 NYC marathon so I'm at the kiddie table with 5ks and fun runs.

Learn More

Side-by-side comparison of top modeling training courses + exclusive discount through WSO here.

Funniest
Dec 7, 2018
WolfofWSO:

What does race have to do with your competitions?

https://media3.giphy.com/media/142dhzXGA8EsIE/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c0aa635716d6243556bb5f0

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 3
Dec 7, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
WolfofWSO:

What does race have to do with your competitions?

https://media3.giphy.com/media/142dhzXGA8EsIE/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c0aa635716d6243556bb5f0

Rich.

You're killing it it anycase. Would you ever rock a WSO sweatband so we can cheer as you run by?

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

^ maybe not a sweatband.. but a bandana.

You'll know its me 'cause I have Isaiah 53 5 tattooed on my right shoulder in hebrew.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/pbblogassets/uploads/2016/04/GEAR-UP-MONTAGE.jpg

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

-

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 7, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:

^ maybe not a sweatband.. but a bandana.

You'll know its me 'cause I have Isaiah 53 5 tattooed on my right shoulder in hebrew.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/pbblogassets/uploads/2016/04/GEAR-UP-MONTAGE.jpg

Solid. Let us know when the 1 mile is a for sure. Maybe a group of us can cheer you on.

Dec 7, 2018
WolfofWSO:

Solid. Let us know when the 1 mile is a for sure. Maybe a group of us can cheer you on.

Yeah def. A girl from the CFA finance forum and I raced in the last one against each other.

Its a fun event - you should do it. Its usually end of the first week in September.

Always a good time! lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

I <3 coleen quigley

she ran it in NYC 2018

lol

shes so hot

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

https://bringbackthemile.com/athletes/detail/colle...
Colleen Quigley
Birthday: 11/20/92
Mile PR: 4:19.2 (road) - 2018
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.02 - 2018
High School: Nerinx Hall HS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: Florida State '15
Current Residence: Portland, OR
Team: Bowerman Track Club
Personal website: www.colleenquigley.org

Colleen Quigley has established herself as a world class steeplechase and Mile athlete. In February 2018, she won the famed indoor Wanamaker Mile, edging teammate Kate Grace, 4:30.05 to 4:30.08. After some injury downtime, the 2016 Rio Olympian returned to racing action in the summer and recorded a 3000m steeplechase PR of 9:10.27 (#3 U.S. all-time). She closed her season with a runner-up finish at the 5th Avenue Mile, clocking a personal best of 4:19.2.

While attending Florida State, Quigley, a 9-time NCAA All-American, won the 2015 NCAA 3000m steeplechase title.

She is also a volunteer assistant coach for the Portland State cross country and track & field programs.

FUN FACT: Colleen has modeled since age 13, but now running is her #1 priority.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 7, 2018

No ass, no tits. I'll pass.

    • 3
Dec 7, 2018
BobTheBaker:

No ass, no tits. I'll pass.

whaaaaaaaa

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 12, 2018

GTFO she's a beauty!

    • 1
Dec 12, 2018

does that change the fact that she has no tits and no ass? Or are you going to get with her and drive her straight to the plastic surgeon to bolt those on so she doesn't have the body of a middle schooler?

Dec 12, 2018

hahaha as long as she's blowing me with that face of hers I have no issues

Dec 15, 2018
Gilgamesh95:

with that face of hers I have no issues

she kind of reminds me of 90s Natasha Henstridge (Species)

but still think Coleen is hotter.

https://st.depositphotos.com/1814084/1641/i/950/depositphotos_16418791-stock-photo-natasha-henstridge.jpg

Natasha must have been having guys give her feedback like @BobTheBaker , so she eventually got implants. I think she got them taken out though, and she is not hot at all anymore.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

Colleen beat me in the NYC 5th Ave mile by 1 minute this year. I got a 5:19.... she got a 4:19.2 .......holy fuuuuuuuck.....

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 11, 2018

Emma's no slouch either

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018
WolfofWSO:

I'm at the kiddie table with 5ks and fun runs.

5ks are challenging. I'd really like to break 17:00 some day....

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

I've ran 15:09 for 5K, would be happy to help out with your goal to break 17. What's your PR?

    • 2
Dec 8, 2018
jedmarshall17:

I've ran 15:09 for 5K, would be happy to help out with your goal to break 17. What's your PR?

wow 15:09 is awesome!!

https://i.imgur.com/M1nEp7h.gif

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

breaking 17 is a 'would be nice' scenario for me - I'm not going to train to break it ... just hope it will happen at some point... my main goals are related to MMA.

Its probably going to happen in 10 years when I'm a bit lighter in muscle mass and develop into a real lean body type at 45-65 yrs old. Not sure whats going to happen at 65 - 95yrs old, but hopefully much of the same. That is the trend in my family. To stay relatively active through your 90s...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

Cool!
Yeah, that makes sense.
Plus MMA training is probably better for all round fitness!

    • 1
Most Helpful
Dec 8, 2018
jedmarshall17:

Cool!
Yeah, that makes sense.
Plus MMA training is probably better for all round fitness!

Yeah, my 'fit' level is very high. Its actually the highest of all the people I train with in MMA, which is saying something.

But, they are better than me in technique for the most part and my fitness does not mean as much against a talented Purple belt or higher in BJJ, or someone with very good technical standup.

And then, to look at pure running or endurance sports, I'm just not situated in the right body type to pursue them at the elite level. I don't want my body to morph into that right now. So here I am stuck in being a 'respectable' athlete in some running events and kind of shitty to hopefully respectable at some point in MMA. But, to be respectable in MMA, you have to train like your life depends on it. The other guy wants to take off your fucking head. You better be prepared (I only seek to get a couple amateur wins).

Then to the rest of society, I look like some kind of beast compared to the guy eating pork rinds and drinking beers all day on the couch.

My goals are not really to be great in any one thing in athletics, just to be respectable. Because I love to do so many sports and activities, that it limits my ability to excel in any particular one. Variety is the spice of life.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 3
Learn More

Side-by-side comparison of top modeling training courses + exclusive discount through WSO here.

Dec 7, 2018

No races/competitions planned this year. Did my first marathon last fall though. Focused now on increasing strength/gains. Following the PHUL lifting program.

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

tomorrow night is fight night!!!!!!

get someeeeeeeee

https://www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/C48-1000x400.jpg

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 7, 2018

Isaiah, the most interesting man on WSO!

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

You live an infinitely healthier and more active lifestyle than me good sir

    • 2
Dec 7, 2018

Anyone doing the Bike to the Beach charity ride for autism? 103 Miles from Battery Park City to the Hamptons. Great cause, you should definitely look into it if you enjoy cycling. Great networking as well.

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

I am scheduled to do two races next year; I am a total beginner runner (varsity HS athlete but that's the last time I seriously trained and now on the other side of 30)

Goals:

  • Half marathon in March, goal time of 10 min / mile (depending on how training goes maybe will change to under 2 hours)
  • Marathon later in the year such as LA marathon

Current progress:

  • 10 min / mile for 10k
  • Longest run ever was 8 miles
    • 1
Dec 7, 2018

Maybe 16:30 or 16:00 for 5k idk. I just ran a 17:05 5k in a training run a few weeks ago and was mad that I didn't break 17 so I ran a 16:52 5k in a training run the next day which is a new pr. I haven't raced in a few months but I normally run 50-80 miles per week. I don't really do any workouts but did a 4xmile workout with 3:00 or so standing rest (5:00, 4:56, 5:10, 5:15) in August so I could probably break 16 mins for 5k in 2019 if I stay more consistent than I have been and start doing workouts.

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

    • 1
Dec 7, 2018
famejranc:

Maybe 16:30 or 16:00 for 5k idk. I just ran a 17:05 5k in a training run a few weeks ago and was mad that I didn't break 17 so I ran a 16:52 5k in a training run the next day which is a new pr. I haven't raced in a few months but I normally run 50-80 miles per week. I don't really do any workouts but did a 4xmile workout with 3:00 or so standing rest (5:00, 4:56, 5:10, 5:15) in August so I could probably break 16 mins for 5k in 2019 if I stay more consistent than I have been and start doing workouts.

damn bro, those are some solid times

15:59 would be rockstar

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 8, 2018

yeah.. I think that it'd be sick to do that. What I'm mainly focused on right now is establishing consistency. I tried to go from not running at all to running 80+ miles per week within 10 weeks over the summer and got my legs fucked up. so I backed off and for the 8-week stretch aug 20 - oct 14 I averaged about 50 miles per week. and for the 8-week stretch oct 15 - dec 9 I should average about 60 miles per week. you can see where this is headed - I would like to work up to 100 miles per week consistently, but it is harder said than done. I need to start adding easy 4-mile morning runs at like 8 min pace.

what kind of mileage/workouts were you doing when you ran 5:19?

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Dec 8, 2018

also if anyone would like to see what insane training looks like check out this. "MILES FOR WEEK 150A new P.R.!! Yea Rah Rah!!"

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

    • 1
Dec 8, 2018
famejranc:

what kind of mileage/workouts were you doing when you ran 5:19?

mostly cycling

and MMA

I recorded the cycling - was going for lots of LSD.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 8, 2018

-

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

Mainly Cycling LSD and Intervals + Elevation repeats

8/27 burned 7800 cal - data is all above

8/29 burned 8000 cal (there's another page of data for this day)

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

nice

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
famejranc:

what kind of mileage/workouts were you doing when you ran 5:19?

Also, though, my knee was fucked up so I couldn't run train and those cycling workouts were all I had to have a shot at breaking 5, which was my original goal.

I couldn't do track work / speed work to prep and honestly didn't do enough intensity work on the bike.

I ran the race with a feeling in the back of my mind that I might blow out my knee and ran it with two braces for symmetry. If I have a fresh shot at this race next year without any issues like that and can do speedwork, I think 5:10 would be very realistic. When I finished with the 5:19, I felt I had a lot more 'go' in me still left. I definitely gave a good effort, I thought and was on 5:00 pace for the first 500m or so, but just couldn't hold it and need to work on the middle portion of the race for next year. I think track work will be the answer and I just love cranking out 400m repeats and look forward to it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
famejranc:

what kind of mileage/workouts were you doing when you ran 5:19?

Also, though, my knee was fucked up so I couldn't run train and those cycling workouts were all I had to have a shot at breaking 5, which was my original goal.

I couldn't do track work / speed work to prep and honestly didn't do enough intensity work on the bike.

I ran the race with a feeling in the back of my mind that I might blow out my knee and ran it with two braces for symmetry. If I have a fresh shot at this race next year without any issues like that and can do speedwork, I think 5:10 would be very realistic. When I finished with the 5:19, I felt I had a lot more 'go' in me still left. I definitely gave a good effort, I was on 5:00 pace for the first 500m or so, but just couldn't hold it and need to work on my strength and consistency in the middle portion of that distance. I think track work will be the answer and I just love cranking out 400m repeats and look forward to it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018

yea 400m repeats are fun and are definitely a good way to get faster. 5:10 does seem like it'd be very realistic, but I wouldn't count yourself out from going sub 5 if you were able to run 5:19 without a lot of running specific prep

my biggest problems right now are mental I need to quit being a pussy and run more. any advice on that end? other than the obvious quit being a pussy

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
famejranc:

yea 400m repeats are fun and are definitely a good way to get faster. 5:10 does seem like it'd be very realistic, but I wouldn't count yourself out from going sub 5 if you were able to run 5:19 without a lot of running specific prep

my biggest problems right now are mental I need to quit being a pussy and run more. any advice on that end? other than the obvious quit being a pussy

Yeah I almost think I might have been able to push myself to a 5:10 that race. I was worried about my knee though, but also I was trying to beat a friend in that race and didn't want to lose or get a DNF.

As for the latter, my magic mix is dank 420 and good preworkout (plus espresso and stuff). Have fun. Do stuff you like to do. What is your favorite way to train running? You could hit up some trail runs.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 12, 2018

I like running fast. One of my biggest problems is running too fast on days that are supposed to be easy. Like psychologically anything slower than 7:00 pace is 'slow' and I don't want to be 'slow'. But easy is a feel not a pace. And there are much faster runners than I who run 8:00 pace or slower some days.

I'm considering trying out Bob Deines' method of running a bit over 100 miles per week with all running done at 7:30-8:00 pace. He ran a 4:16 mile and 9:00 2 mile off of this training. His speed work was racing very frequently.

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Dec 12, 2018
famejranc:

I like running fast. One of my biggest problems is running too fast on days that are supposed to be easy. Like psychologically anything slower than 7:00 pace is 'slow' and I don't want to be 'slow'. But easy is a feel not a pace. And there are much faster runners than I who run 8:00 pace or slower some days.

I'm considering trying out Bob Deines' method of running a bit over 100 miles per week with all running done at 7:30-8:00 pace. He ran a 4:16 mile and 9:00 2 mile off of this training. His speed work was racing very frequently.

Yeah I feel you on that. I like to go fast fast fast all the time too. Has resulted in injuries for me. Especially the buildup of too many miles too soon.

I think something that helped my running this year was a 50M Ultra race. I didn't really train for it and only got to 48.6mi, but it forced me to re-evaluate what it means to stride and have proper form as I could feel in the mid 30s that some postures and movements were just bad for my long term plan in acquiring forward momentum.

That meant a lot for me as a runner, as sometimes I like to knock out a 5:30 or 5:40 mile at the end of workouts, but if my form isn't on par (especially when I'm tired), I'm limiting myself to greatness (ie a 4:59 mile) and exposing myself to injury. Just to get a sloppy 5:40 or something. It feels good to go fast, but at what cost? I have paid for it time after time for a decade. I do the same thing over and over again. Too fast too quick, 1mo injury. I've torn both achilles from too much jump rope.

What I'm getting at, is I think we both like to push it and go fast, but my ultimate goal is for even better PRs and not just fast for that day and to do that, it has forced me to do a lot of slow running drills. Side to side running. Footwork drills. More core workouts. Because eventually, it becomes a total body exercise and I have learned the best is to ease into a higher level of mileage and then blaze the trails. It is quite hard though when you're feeling good and want to go fast.

I did a 5mi trail run on Sunday and my watch said +2 for performance (Garmin - it beeped). It usually says 'you're dying' or 'Imma call 911, you're dead' or '75 hours to recovery' or basically shit that says I'm overdoing it, which I usually am.

I'd recommend signing up for a 50K or 50M event. It could help you ease into a more reasonable pace when you need to. I'm probably not even going to do much run training for this 50K, but feel that with a nice solid pace, you can do anything.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 3
Dec 12, 2018
famejranc:

considering trying out Bob Deines' method of running a bit over 100 miles per week with all running done at 7:30-8:00 pace. He ran a 4:16 mile and 9:00 2 mile off of this training. His speed work was racing very frequently.

The 100mi per week approach sounds good. I'd just be very cognizant of your running form and the surface.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

I'm working on a century tonight and my MMA coach isn't happy with me.

I need really long sessions sometimes though to train for this Ironman in CO. He gives me like no credit at all. Its worse that I compete in Tris in his mind. I really feel balanced with the Tri sports + MMA. The cycling really helps me a lot I feel.

like ... really

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018

Just finished - 112.9mi

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 8, 2018

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 8, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:

Just finished - 112.9mi

If that is you, you look like the opposite of what I expect a WSO member to look like.

    • 1
Dec 9, 2018
JacobMoore8:
Isaiah_53_5:

Just finished - 112.9mi

If that is you, you look like the opposite of what I expect a WSO member to look like.

You're telling me! I'm now being nice to this cat as there is 100% certainty he could whoop my arse over snarky comments.

    • 1
Dec 8, 2018

Has anyone here shifted their running style? Like a strike more on the front of the foot than the heel roll?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 11, 2018

If you are heel striking you must change the way you run or change your shoes - you will injure yourself over time or drastically limit your running potential

Dec 11, 2018
guggroth93:

If you are heel striking you must change the way you run or change your shoes - you will injure yourself over time or drastically limit your running potential

Oh ok yeah, I have been working on changing the way I run a lot over the past year. Its almost like I target to land on the front outside part of the front of my feet at this point. When I was running in HS and 1 semester in college (XC), the mention of running form wasn't brought up too often. We just did a lot of miles and miles and miles. You had good times, you had bad times, better train harder next time, lol.

My transition to morphing my running style this year largely came up for me when I increased my cycling miles by changing my form and started to realize I could do the same in running, in addition to making pavement a bit easier on my knees by the way I am striking the ground.

Your comment makes me think you run completely on your toes though - I can't do that at fast speeds - is that your style - to run completely on your toes?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018

More on the front 1/3 of my foot I'd say. I use minimalist shoes for most runs which almost forces a correct running form. I'd recommend slowly incorporating them into your routine. As for cycling, the two def can compliment each other. Never have competed in any cycling events or tris and no plans to. But introducing 2 long rides a week has helped my running a lot. It gives your joints a break from the impact with the ground and gives your mind a break from the same run all the time.

Just scrolled up - hard to imagine you are running low end 5 min miles with bad form... maybe your form is better than you think it is?

Dec 11, 2018
guggroth93:

More on the front 1/3 of my foot I'd say. I use minimalist shoes for most runs which almost forces a correct running form. I'd recommend slowly incorporating them into your routine. As for cycling, the two def can compliment each other. Never have competed in any cycling events or tris and no plans to. But introducing 2 long rides a week has helped my running a lot. It gives your joints a break from the impact with the ground and gives your mind a break from the same run all the time.

Just scrolled up - hard to imagine you are running low end 5 min miles with bad form... maybe your form is better than you think it is?

Yeah I'd say my form is pretty good, but we can always improve, right?

I've grown to love minimalist shoes as well. I have a collection:

  • Nike Flyknit Mariah dark green (pavement shoes)
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah dark green (beach shoes)
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah black
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Neon Yellow)
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Red/Purple/Orange)
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Blue Lagoon)

What kind of minimalist shoes do you like? I've never tried Vibrams.

I have Asics too, Brooks (Ghost, Cascadia GTX), Adidas Terrex ... but the Flyknits are by far the most fun.

They really force you to pay attention to proper form and displacement of strike impact or you suffer the consequences. There is nothing quite like hauling ass at 12mph or 13mph in a pair of Flyknit Racers - damn. Yeah, I'd have to say I like the minimalist shoe.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 11, 2018

I've been a big fan of the New Balance Minimus 10v1 lately - using them on asphalt a lot and on trails as well. They have vibram bottoms, I can't do the five finger vibram things though I find it too annoying. I've done two marathons with them and plan on doing the 100k in them.

Dec 11, 2018
guggroth93:

I've been a big fan of the New Balance Minimus 10v1 lately - using them on asphalt a lot and on trails as well. They have vibram bottoms, I can't do the five finger vibram things though I find it too annoying. I've done two marathons with them and plan on doing the 100k in them.

Cool - I think 100K is possibly the max distance I would go for (trail run). The 100M looks brutal.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 11, 2018

yea I say its on the bucket list but idk - so brutal... Do you or have you done any of your cycling on long island? Great trails out in eastern LI like montauk especially

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
guggroth93:

yea I say its on the bucket list but idk - so brutal... Do you or have you done any of your cycling on long island? Great trails out in eastern LI like montauk especially

Yeah I guess a little bit, not all the way out to Montauk though. I've cycled from NYC to Fire Island. Its nice getting away from the city - its very peaceful out there.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 17, 2018
guggroth93:

I've been a big fan of the New Balance Minimus 10v1 lately - using them on asphalt a lot and on trails as well. They have vibram bottoms, I can't do the five finger vibram things though I find it too annoying. I've done two marathons with them and plan on doing the 100k in them.

Have you seen the new Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit?

These look so sick. I like the looks of the Flyknit Racers better, but the performance on these is top notch.

I'm really dying to get a pair. They are slightly hard to find it seems. And $250 - damn. A little steep for Flyknits, but they look really sick.

https://news.nike.com/news/how-to-get-the-nike-zoo...
"Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest marathoner ever, has called Nike's 4% system "perfect...really perfect." Members of the media have proclaimed that it fuels the "fastest shoe on the planet," a statement backed up by an unprecedented domination of world marathons (more than half of all 2018 Marathon Major podium finishers had Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% on their feet).

Now, Nike has upped the ante with a new 4% option that provides an even lighter, more breathable upper: The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 3
Dec 17, 2018

It looks like it has more cushioning/support than the Flyknit Racers that I like to wear without compromising weight/speed.

My friend logged a 6:30 pace in a 26.2 race (2:50 finish) in these Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknits on Strava and I was like wttfffffff..... its how I started to get interested in this shoe..... we used to run XC together, but he wasn't that fast back then ... motivating

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 17, 2018

This is insane. These shoes are so much harder to get than the Flyknit Racers. I'm trying to get an 11.5, which seems to be the most common size along with 11.

https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a25163018/nike-v...
Act Fast: The Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Is in Stock Right Now
The elusive shoe has a Flyknit upper that makes it light and breathable.

"right now, Nike.com has replenished its stock of the Vaporfly 4% Flyknit online. Most sizes are available, though men's 11 and 11.5 are already sold out."

The Flyknit version of this speedy shoe was released in October, generally improving the fit of the shoe while also reducing the weight a bit. It incorporates a new one-piece knit upper that seamlessly hugs the foot. The change from a lightweight mesh used on the previous version reduces irritation and improves breathability, too.

Everything underfoot remains the same as Nike's original version of this shoe. That means you still get the thick, bouncy midsole made of ZoomX foam, which our lab tests showed to deliver 80 percent energy return in the heel--the highest values we've ever measured in the lab.

That foam is paired with an extremely stiff, full-length carbon-fiber plate. The purpose of the plate is to extend push-off through the tips of the runner's toes, essentially making it so the toes don't bend--reducing the amount of energy the runner uses while increasing propulsive forces."

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/nike-vaporfly-4-percent-flyknit-3851-1535127491.jpg?crop=0.845xw:0.845xh;0,0&resize=768:*
--- ///

Why would Nike do this (not produce enough shoes for such high demand)??? lol ... damn ittttt

You should see my friend's splits before and after putting this shoe on ... I just want to start training in them..... and PR my next 70.3.....

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 17, 2018

wowwww yea I'm down to try these out when demand chills out

Dec 11, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
guggroth93:

More on the front 1/3 of my foot I'd say. I use minimalist shoes for most runs which almost forces a correct running form. I'd recommend slowly incorporating them into your routine. As for cycling, the two def can compliment each other. Never have competed in any cycling events or tris and no plans to. But introducing 2 long rides a week has helped my running a lot. It gives your joints a break from the impact with the ground and gives your mind a break from the same run all the time.

Just scrolled up - hard to imagine you are running low end 5 min miles with bad form... maybe your form is better than you think it is?

Yeah I'd say my form is pretty good, but we can always improve, right?

I've grown to love minimalist shoes as well. I have a collection:

  • Nike Flyknit Mariah dark green (pavement shoes)
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah dark green (beach shoes)
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah black
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Neon Yellow)
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Red/Purple/Orange)
  • Nike Flyknit Racers (Blue Lagoon)

What kind of minimalist shoes do you like? I've never tried Vibrams.

I have Asics too, Brooks (Ghost, Cascadia GTX), Adidas Terrex ... but the Flyknits are by far the most fun.

They really force you to pay attention to proper form and displacement of strike impact or you suffer the consequences. There is nothing quite like hauling ass at 12mph or 13mph in a pair of Flyknit Racers - damn. Yeah, I'd have to say I like the minimalist shoe.

how sick do these shoes look honestly ---

they are hard to get actually

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 11, 2018

will be doing 100k upstate NY in March - no goal time in particular yet as I have never done a 50 miler before. I will be satisfied with sub 10 happy with sub 9 hrs.

Dec 11, 2018

College:
- 100M: sub 10.8
- 110MH: sub 14
- 400m: sub 48
- Fought professionally in various mma & kickboxing organizations

Now:
- maybe sign up for an amateur boxing bout
- don't give into snacks in the break room
- run atleast 800m before calling it quits and heading to in-n-out
- get into the buyside

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
Jamie_Diamond:

College:
- 100M: sub 10.8
- 110MH: sub 14
- 400m: sub 48
- Fought professionally in various mma & kickboxing organizations

Now:
- maybe sign up for an amateur boxing bout
- don't give into snacks in the break room
- run atleast 800m before calling it quits and heading to in-n-out
- get into the buyside

https://media.giphy.com/media/l1J9O9elEvuRjMyXu/giphy.gif

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 1
Dec 11, 2018
    • 1
Dec 12, 2018

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

    • 2
Dec 12, 2018
Dec 17, 2018