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Exercise Goals for 2008

 
 
George
 
Reply Thu 27 Dec, 2007 01:03 pm
Mine is to log 1000 miles of running/jogging.
Joe Nation's Marathon training thread really inspired me and I want to
keep the momentum going.

So how about you? Post your goals here and we can keep track throughout
2008. Maybe provide each other a little encouragement (and peer pressure).
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 27 Dec, 2007 01:17 pm
If you can get in 1000 miles of running, maybe I can talk myself into riding when it's below 45 degrees and the wind speed is above 20 mph.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 27 Dec, 2007 01:26 pm
I'm thinking. I'm thinking.

For the last few weeks I've been more a slug than a sloth.

My aspirations should rise higher than "sloth"--but the days are so dark and dreary.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 27 Dec, 2007 02:36 pm
Walk 500 miles (10 per week avg)
Weights 2 - 3 times per week
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 11:10 am
I was doing much better in 2007 than in 2006... but finished averaging about the same amount of exercise.

For 2008:

Run more than 750 K.
Run the 5 K. in less than 30 min.
Run a 10K. race
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George
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 11:20 am
These all look like realistic goals. Decide on yours yet, Noddy?
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Doowop
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 11:23 am
I aim to get out of bed each day without going "Aaargh".

My target date for this is March 4th.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 11:31 am
Schedule:
20 miles per week for 50 weeks, leaving 2 weeks of slack.
Typical week to be 5 days, 4 miles a day.

Restrictions:
Treadmills, ellipticals and rowers don't count.
Maybe cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will count if I can figure out
a good ratio.

Risks:
Bad weather and dangerous conditions.
Injury.
Loss of interest.

Mitigations:
In good weather run extra miles, extra days to bank miles to cover bad
weather days.
Two weeks of slack.
Always keep bad weather gear in the gym bag.
I may run a 6th day, but never a 7th. This old bod' needs a sabbath.
No running in hazardous conditions.
Post progress here to keep up my interest.
Run with a friend whenevr the opportunity presents itself.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 11:33 am
Doowop wrote:
I aim to get out of bed each day without going "Aaargh".

My target date for this is March 4th.

March forth?
Good exercise, that.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 12:00 pm
George wrote:
Restrictions:
Treadmills, ellipticals and rowers don't count.


Why not?
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 01:08 pm
Mine is to go to the YMCA at lunch time twice a week. You all hold me to that now.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 02:56 pm
I got a head start on the New Year by doing five reps of each of my exercises. Now I'm off to the exercycle.

I'd like to work up to fifteen repetitions at least three times a week--plus daily walking or cycling, depending on the weather.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 03:05 pm
JPB wrote:
George wrote:
Restrictions:
Treadmills, ellipticals and rowers don't count.


Why not?

Purely arbitrary decision on my part.
I want to log a thousand on the roads.

I'll be using them as crossing training in bad weather, though.
Except for the treadmill. I hate treadmills.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 10:04 pm
Checking in so that I have something concrete down. My goals are similar to Noddy's.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2007 10:33 pm
George wrote:
JPB wrote:
George wrote:
Restrictions:
Treadmills, ellipticals and rowers don't count.


Why not?

Purely arbitrary decision on my part.
I want to log a thousand on the roads.

I'll be using them as crossing training in bad weather, though.
Except for the treadmill. I hate treadmills.


Exactly. It's like asking "How many miles did you do on the trainer (bicycle) this week?" The correct answer is alway "zero".
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George
 
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Reply Sat 29 Dec, 2007 01:08 pm
Here's something like that, roger. I had a wrist-mounted GPS device that
kept track of mileage and rate. While on a cruise ship, I wore it once while
jogging around the promenade deck, just to see what the result would be.

Of course it showed that I had averaged exactly the same speed as the ship.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 09:09 am
2008 shuffled in like a sulky teenager.

I pulled on my running gear and headed out. Might as well make a good
start to the year, so I took a run around Spot Pond. That comes out to a little
over six and a quarter miles. It was a slog. I can feel all the cookies, cakes,
pies, candy I've eaten this week bouncing along with me.

But it's done. Not a bad start.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 11:03 am
I should have known that, George. Exactly like riding in Farmington. It always averages out to be perfectly flat by the time you're back to your starting point.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 11:22 am
roger wrote:
I should have known that, George. Exactly like riding in Farmington. It always averages out to be perfectly flat by the time you're back to your starting point.

Reminds me of:
When I was your age, sonny, I had to walk five miles to school.
Uphill.
Both ways.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 12:24 pm
Gym 3 X a week... sustained. (I keep starting that, and then something interrupts. Lately holiday scheduling.)

After that's actually been sustained for a while, plan to add stuff. Walking or running on non-gym days, and/or adding more gym days.

But short-term -- say the next month or two -- just want to sustain the 3 X week gym schedule.
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