A challenge for Fools!

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Magna Carter    pirate
15/11/2009 at 22:25

I'm setting myself a goal of running my first 10K, and in a time of 45mins by April 1st....

It set me thinking.... it'd be a bit of fun to have a series of 'April Fools' challenges, that we track our progress towards....

Big or small... what is your challenge for 1/4/10?

Edited: 15/11/2009 at 22:30
16/11/2009 at 09:59
My goal for 1/4/10, is to be comfortable in the knowledge that i will not die doing the Leeds half Marathon.....x
Edited: 16/11/2009 at 09:59
16/11/2009 at 10:17
Sub 30 5km (with training starting today)... it's not going to happen but I am going to try
16/11/2009 at 12:29

Sub 2 HM - let the challenge begin!

16/11/2009 at 19:32
SUB 4.30 for my first marathon.  hmm, yeah right!
Magna Carter    pirate
17/11/2009 at 15:07

so thats 4 time challenges, and one death avoidance scheme!

Anyone else?

17/11/2009 at 15:58
Im not fussed about the time it takes but my goal is to run a whole 10km without walking
17/11/2009 at 19:02
My goal by 1st April is to run a big 10 mile race in under 70 minutes...
18/11/2009 at 10:02
Have a better half marathon than my first earlier this year.  Had to walk/run after 9 miles.  Really had to question'why am I doing this?'
18/11/2009 at 12:02

sub 40min 10k (still yet to run my first) and actually run my first HM

Oh and not die in Tough Guy 2010

Edited: 18/11/2009 at 12:03
Magna Carter    pirate
18/11/2009 at 12:16
wow.... that's belting along Boyddie!.... I thought I was being ambitious at 45mins for a 10k!
18/11/2009 at 12:33

I could probably do 43-45 minutes at the moment on a decent course and clear day, some of the people i run with (who hav been running a bit longer than me) are all aiming for sub 40 minutes at the moment, but i think if i keep up the training i will catch them up one day!

Its good having friends who are that bit fitter than yourself, it makes you push that little bit harder although about a month or two ago training with them just about killed me, but now i can keep up with them although im sure in a race they would blow me off and leave me standing

 Out of interest, how long hav you been running for?

Magna Carter    pirate
18/11/2009 at 13:55
3 weeks!
Magna Carter    pirate
18/11/2009 at 13:59

But I am somewhat surprised to find myself a reasonably natural runner....

My steady comfortable pace has immediately settled at around 10mins/mile, hence my confidence that with a bit of fitness, and pushing myself, I can improve quite a bit from there...

That, and I'm fiercely competitive!

Edited: 18/11/2009 at 14:13
18/11/2009 at 20:31

I remember i was running a few days a week trying to get into running, nothng seemed to be improving much than at about week 6 i finished my usual run and thought... wow... i dont feel tired and remembered back just over a month ago at the end of the run i was gasping for breath and legs felt like jelly!

Think maybe i just had a good day, but it certainly inspired me to keep at it, you will be knocking off seconds and even minutes off your mile times soon enough! Just a bit of a crappy time to start running what with dark nights and wet/windy weather coming in but al credit to you!

Oh and loads of people on here told me to increase my base milage before i tried to get faster at a certain distance, not sure if its relevant to everyone but something to keep in mind

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