April 2012 Training Goals

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April 2012 Training Goals

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:57 pm

April should see me running around 300 km -- with a marathon thrown in for good measure....!
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Pat29 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:45 pm

April will be my biggest month before the Ottawa Marathon. I should get up to 350-400 km.
[b]2016 Races:[b]

January - Richmond Road Races 10 km 41:06
March - St Patrick's Day 10 km 41:31
April - Minto Run for Reach half-marathon 1:28:56
May - Sporting Life 10 km - 41:10
May - Ottawa Marathon - 3:26:37
September - Army Run


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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby HCcD » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:29 pm

April will be around 250-300K, with the final build-up to Vancouver in the first 2 weeks, before taking a 3-4 week taper, including a B race at R4R 1/2 Marathon and an easy effort in the Smith Falls 1/2, the following week ...
Race Results: http://itsmyrun.com/index.php?display=p ... unner=HCiD

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:14 pm

The road back continues and my goal is to be running 10K comfortably by the end of April.
Continuing to alternate run and gym days with the goal being 5 of 7 days a week with a workout of some type.
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Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby DougG » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:25 pm

I would like to build upon my March numbers. However Apil is not the month to try too much, (kind of busy at work :shock: )so 15 runs and consistent kms would be fine.
2014
injured
2013
Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
2012
Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
2011
Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
Barrie Waterfront 5k. Aug. done
CANI 10 k. Oct. done
Base Borden Army Run 10k. done

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby DJHL » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:27 pm

What with the Boston taper and post race recovery, I think I will do about 240 kms in April.
2013

Get back to a regular exercise routine

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Marg » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:57 pm

I am going to try to get in as much quality training in advance of Montreal near the end of the month while getting a bit of taper in there.
I do't really know where that will land me in mileage but I'll try at least equal March.
I also want to get on the bike to and from work.
Chilly 1/2 - March 4
Montreal 1/2 - April 29
NCM 1/2 - May 27
Manitoba 1/2 - June 17
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April 2012 Training Goals

Postby purdy65 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:43 pm

No mileage goals. Just a little romp down the main streets of some small towns in Mass on April 16
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby jes » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:44 pm

My schedule says 280, but it might be a bit higher with an increased distance on Tempo Tuesdays for a few weeks.

And I'm planning to start biking to work one day a week - holy gas prices batman!!
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby RobW » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:45 pm

April is taper month so it shows ~260 km. The middle of the month is the Vancouver Sun Run 10k which I could really do without in this month but being my first ever race that I've done, I'm compelled to do it. I got signed up under my old job while I was still working there so whether or not they release my bib to me remains to be seen. So there is the possibility I won't end up not doing it. If I do get it, it would require some juggling of my long run which I will push forward cutting into taper but shouldn't be a problem. I'll be training through the 10k regardless.

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Mark.AU » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:31 pm

Mark 2.0 wrote:Run: 320km in 29 runs
Bike: 16 rides for the equivalent of 700km, I hope to ride outdoors this month
Swim: Start!

This is what my plan for March was - fail - so it's the basis of my plan for April.

Run: 320km
Bike: 750km
Swim: Start!
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby ratherawkward » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:28 pm

My main goal for April is to take it easy on my presently-tweaky IT band and avoid it turning into a major issue. For the next few weeks, I may experiment with going back to using time rather than distance in planning my runs, so I'm going to avoid naming a specific km target.

If all goes well, I'd be thrilled to set a PR at the Yonge Street 10k on the 22nd, but I'll settle for having fun.
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Jump145 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:39 pm

Taper month for me too, should be about 200-210k.
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby babysteps » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:54 pm

I want to build on March, so I'm going to say 125km running, 12 hours cycling, and (this will be the hard one) 5 hours swimming.

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby La » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 pm

Other than the 33K I logged today on the first day of the month, I suspect my mileage will be low due to tapering for London on April 22 (and won't be doing much running after that). Maybe 100-125K? Who knows. I do hope to get on my bike and into the pool once I get home from London.
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby DougG » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:30 am

I would like to build upon my March numbers. However Apil is not the month to try too much, (kind of busy at work )so 15 runs and consistent kms would be fine.

Here it is April 19 and I have run 4x this month. :oops: My race on April 7 was a disaster, and I was so disappointed that I didn't want to train anymore. I have worked a lot :shock: and have been operating on much less sleep this month so I am always tired, so that doesn't help. However I am very disillusioned with running at the moment.
I guess I won't reach my goal. :lol: :roll:
2014
injured
2013
Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
2012
Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
2011
Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
Barrie Waterfront 5k. Aug. done
CANI 10 k. Oct. done
Base Borden Army Run 10k. done

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby ian » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:29 am

DougG wrote:Here it is April 19 and I have run 4x this month. :oops: My race on April 7 was a disaster, and I was so disappointed that I didn't want to train anymore. I have worked a lot :shock: and have been operating on much less sleep this month so I am always tired, so that doesn't help. However I am very disillusioned with running at the moment.
I guess I won't reach my goal. :lol: :roll:

Me too: 4 runs, disastrous race two weeks ago, disillusioned, etc. Hang in there, May is always a good month for running, especially in each of our professions.

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby DougG » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:02 pm

.Me too: 4 runs, disastrous race two weeks ago, disillusioned, etc. Hang in there, May is always a good month for running, especially in each of our professions.

Only a couple more days, then I will try again. Will have to start from the beginning though. My focus will be on running for health and enjoyment. Training will take a back seat.
2014
injured
2013
Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
2012
Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
2011
Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
Barrie Waterfront 5k. Aug. done
CANI 10 k. Oct. done
Base Borden Army Run 10k. done

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:48 pm

I didn't post any goals, but my goal was to keep practicing my swimming, while increasing my running.

My swim time was the same as in March (about 4400m), but my running increased to a whopping 52 miles (83.7km). Believe it or not, that's my biggest month so far this year. My goal for May is 100km running and more swimming. I was looking at my log and I only swam 5 times in the whole month... I need to do more if I want to improve. My goal for May is 2x per week, or 8-10 sessions for the month.
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:57 pm

I forgot to post goals, but I'm happy to say that I hit 300km for the first time!
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby HCcD » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm

HCcD wrote:April will be around 250-300K, with the final build-up to Vancouver in the first 2 weeks, before taking a 3-4 week taper, including a B race at R4R 1/2 Marathon and an easy effort in the Smith Falls 1/2, the following week ...


Quite surprisingly, had a solid month of training, with 24x Runs and 325K logged, while tapering and training through 2x Half Marathons this month .... 8)

24x Runs -- 325K / 30:55:xx

YTD: 1,322K / 125:47:xx
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:00 pm

orleansrunner1962 wrote:April should see me running around 300 km -- with a marathon thrown in for good measure....!


Finished April with 278 km, and a really fun marathon!! :D
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Jwolf » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:23 pm

246K this month.
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby Jump145 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:30 pm

Rough month for me, pulled a groin muscle on the 10th and have ran less than 30k since then.

My marathon goal has changed to 'upright', probably around 4:30.
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Re: April 2012 Training Goals

Postby ratherawkward » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:37 pm

ratherawkward wrote:My main goal for April is to take it easy on my presently-tweaky IT band and avoid it turning into a major issue. For the next few weeks, I may experiment with going back to using time rather than distance in planning my runs, so I'm going to avoid naming a specific km target.

If all goes well, I'd be thrilled to set a PR at the Yonge Street 10k on the 22nd, but I'll settle for having fun.


April started with injury and got derailed by a bad cold in the middle, but managed 85km, and did get that PR at the 10k! IT band is feeling better, too, so I'll chalk this month up as a winner.
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October


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