2019 Race/Competition Goals?

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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)

Comments (90)

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.

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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

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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.

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Dec 7, 2018
WolfofWSO:

What does race have to do with your competitions?

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Dec 7, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
WolfofWSO:

What does race have to do with your competitions?

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Rich.

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

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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?

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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.

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Dec 7, 2018

tomorrow night is fight night!!!!!!

get someeeeeeeee

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Dec 7, 2018

Isaiah, the most interesting man on WSO!

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Dec 7, 2018

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

Dayman?

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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.

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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
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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.

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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

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Dec 7, 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?

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Dec 7, 2018
famejranc:

I haven't raced in a few months but I normally run 50-80 miles per week.

Mon - Sat this week:

Run: 59.3mi (3,235ft elevation gain)
Bike: 70.7mi (2,710ft elevation gain)

It would be nice to hit 70mi this week in running before midnight.

I don't normally run this much, but my bikes are out. I'd like to put in another session or two today and top the leaderboards in my city on Strava. Trying to top this chick in distance that runs college XC in my city. My stats are always up there for tri-sports as I typically cycle a shit ton, but this is my first week piling up mainly running stats.

I'm dying to get my bike fixed. This week has been interesting in running though. I think I am becoming a more efficient runner.

"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

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Dec 7, 2018

lmao chasing strava leaderboard positions is fun

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Dec 7, 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 7, 2018

Just finished - 112.9mi

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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 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.

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Dec 7, 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.

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Dec 7, 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 7, 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?

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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 7, 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

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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 7, 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

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Dec 7, 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."

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Dec 7, 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

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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

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Dec 7, 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

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Dec 11, 2018

When I ran seriously, I had a <17:00 5k. But that was a decade ago and now I'm old and 24 BMI. I want to win my firm's 5k which they have at the end of June. Winner usually posts a time in the low 18's, so I'm hoping to beat that. I'm currently at 21:00 flat. I've been training for about two months now, knocked my 5k time down from 24:00 untrained. I do 2 days of distance work (>6 miles), 1 day of speed work (2 miles in sprints), and 3 days of actual 5ks every week. I think winning the race is certainly within reach.

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Dec 7, 2018
lapike:

When I ran seriously, I had a <17:00 5k. But that was a decade ago and now I'm old and 24 BMI. I want to win my firm's 5k which they have at the end of June. Winner usually posts a time in the low 18's, so I'm hoping to beat that. I'm currently at 21:00 flat. I've been training for about two months now, knocked my 5k time down from 24:00 untrained. I do 2 days of distance work (>6 miles), 1 day of speed work (2 miles in sprints), and 3 days of actual 5ks every week. I think winning the race is certainly within reach.

Yeah you got this!!!

"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

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Dec 12, 2018

I used to do amateur muay thai bouts in high school, now I just train in the morning for overall fitness. However, since I've finished college the competitive bug has been itching a bit, looking to get into rowing and start competing after seeing how it goes.

What are your diets like? Been getting into 16 hours intermittent fasting and have definitely seen benefits I usually don't see when I only reduce calorie intake.

Dec 17, 2018

Is there another way to burn fat except cycling and running?

Dec 7, 2018
johnadley35:

Is there another way to burn fat except cycling and running?

Intermittent fasting

"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 30, 2018

Not running / racing, but my fitness goal for 2019 is to get to be 10-15 pounds heavier with a lower body fat percentage than I am at today. Need to put on some muscle. Had to get this on paper somewhere and finally make it happen.