New Year's resolutions


Hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and Father Christmas was kind.

With 2013 just around the corner, we're interested to hear your new year's resolutions (running / triathlon / sport-related ones, naturally).

Mine = do more cross training and be less of a wuss when it comes to open-water swimming (new mantra: there are no sharks in the UK, Katie. Please don't tell me otherwise!)

Katie RW



  • Any targets involving distances or times are unrealistic nowadays. 2012's resolution was to complete 60 races in the year I turned 60. This years is to go for races which I would normally rule out as not suitable for me. One is the national xcountry championship where I stand a realistic chance of coming last on the grounds that, in order to come last, you have got to be there.

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    Katie RW wrote (see)

    Mine = do more cross training and be less of a wuss when it comes to open-water swimming (new mantra: there are no sharks in the UK, Katie. Please don't tell me otherwise!)

    There are some but they won't harm youimage You're more likely to be harmed by friendly dolphins than Sharks!

    My goals are:

    • Sub 4.30 in Paris in April
    • Run a marathon in at least 5 different countries (currently at: UK, France, Germany, Belgium... need one more to make up the lot)
    • Try to make more quality times for my runs and not just run the distance but enjoy it
    • Try to find a cure for dog allergies as I really want one image
  • kittenkat wrote (see)

    3.10 at London marafun and to start a UK off-shore killer shark breeding programme.

    I think i found your power of 10 page...(soft C and a middle initial R?), but it doesn't always tell the full story, and you only have a few years of times on there.

    Just interested, how does a 3.10 compare with your pb?

  • one in walesimage

    swim twice a week for the next 4 monthsimage

  • Sounds a big, but potentially doable aim for the marathon then if you haven't done many marathons, and if you don't lose much over distance...but if ever there's a distance you can smash a massive wodge off it's that one.

    I think I'll stick with the more casual yearly aim of pb at the 5 distances I race at for 2013.

    Only  3/5 this year, unless we can count getting a 10k pb within a 10miler, which we probably can't.

    So 3/5 only image

  • It is hard to enjoy the actual racing bit during. It's more the feeling after, and the achievement I think.

  • Train properly for a marathon for the first time in 10 years
  • Oh... Ok then back to blagging tri's on sod all training
  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    seren nos yn canu wrote (see) one in walesimage

    Or Scotland/Irelandimage I'm still trying to decide image I like Wales but it's quite difficult to get to from the european mainland

  • Sub 3:10 marathon first timer image

    Boom!! Avit!!

    Don't care how much training it involves I'm GOING to do this space (or my marathon thread)
  • Oh and a sub 40 10k would be nice. But assuming my pace time I'm going to smash that aswell image
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    I had book  ' the runners guide to yoga' as xmas pressie, my resolution is to do some yoga regularly!

  • TimeaJTimeaJ ✭✭✭
    I've signed up for the Milton Keynes Marathon and I'd like to complete it much faster than I did the Budapest Marathon this year. In practical terms, the closer I can get to the 4 hour mark, the happier I will be.
  • This year aim is to become a more efficient swimmer, can only help with my running and this year I will attempt my first triathlon! I too would like to get closer to 4 hours for a marathon too!

  • Im getting a new knee image

  • Emmy H wrote
    Try to find a cure for dog allergies as I really want one image

    I'm allergic to dogs and I have 2 a lab cross and a greyhound, you kinda build up immunity to your own, just watch what breed you go for!

  • I'd just like to get back into training after a very long break - if I do then I'd like to set a new 5k PB (currently 22 dead at Richmond Park parkrun).

  • Early this year I decided to restructure my exercise regime as alternating running and rowing machine days. The rowing is a good non-impact workout on non-running days. Three of each in a week and one day off.

    So no explicit resolution as such, just a wish to continue my current routine because it is working so far - I'm injury free and running well.

    And also to enter one (medal-bearing) race a month on average throughout 2013.

  • i resolve to stop eating peanut butter straight from the jar with my fingers.

    especially when it's not my peanut butter.

  • Getting out on the bike more for cross training and enjoyment.

    Sub 25 min 5k.

    To enter my first race in 2013.  I will do it!

  • Coming back from  an enforced 6-month break after a hip replacement operation, so -

    Have entered Tri-Pfalz Olympic distance triathlon in May and am aiming to finish in 3 hours.

    Have entered Challenge Vichy half-Ironman 1 September and aim to finish under 6 hours.

    Get my running speed back.

    Do some open water swimming races.

  • Oh yes - and I will continue to eat peanut butter straight from the jar!

  • I want to be more selfish. I spend so much of my time looking after other people and making sure they're happy that I'm really not doing myself any good. I'm thinking of taking up a team sport, joining a choir and taking my swimming a bit more seriously. I'd like to get my sports nutrition business up and running properly too! I will also continue to eat peanut butter straight out of the jar image

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