Question of the week: Secret running fantasies

Time to dream a little bit. 

Whether it is a goal you might achieve someday with some hard work or something unattainable, share your (G-rated) running fantasties here.


17 Responses

  1. LOL @ “G-Rated!” My fantasy is to run a half-marathon at a 10-minute pace with no ankle pain. Heck, I’ll take it WITH ankle pain. 🙂

  2. I would love to do a destination Marathon. Somewhere with awesome scenery and perfect running weather. There would be a margarita stand at the finishers party…preferably on a nearby beach..but that would just be a bonus 🙂

  3. 1. Qualify for Boston. 2. Complete a 100 mile race. 3. Run Western States 100 or another iconic destination ultra/adventure/stage race. I think 2 & 3 would be more fun as fantasies than realities.

    The margaritas sound great too.

  4. 1. Qualify for Boston
    2. Run a 50 Miler and or maybe 100 Miler.
    3. Ironman
    4. 20 min 5k
    5. Run the original marathon in Greece
    6. Run Chicago, NYC and Big Sur Marathons

    Some of these goals I plan on achieving in the near future and some are just dreams right now, just more motivation i guess.

  5. I LOOOOOVE Elaine’s idea. What can be better???

    My dream would be to take a group of women who thought ‘I can’t do it!” and go through a fun filled but intense training with mental, diet, and physical training and in the end……we all cross the line together! Take away the ‘I can’t’ to I can no matter what!!!!!! Yaaay!!!!!

  6. Run for Dessert!

    I would definitely pony up for a race where we all ran to someones place, and then ate them out of house and home. Guilt free eatin’! I mean, you just ran an 8k down from Adelphi, and up the northeastern trail from Hyattsville ! Time to chow down on huge steaming piles of Urban Barbecue, Squash soup, Kimscakes, grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies, and Elaine’s margaritas.

    Potluck: you either cook or pay. You can pay if you can’t cook, but if you cook, you need to be good!

  7. My goal right now is to run an entire 5K without walking at a 12-13 minute pace. And not be out of breath at the end!

    My dream would be to run the Mt. Washington Road Race in New Hampshire. It’s only 7.6 miles, but its from the valley to the summit, at 6,288 feet. The road has an average slope of 11.5 degrees.

    • Karen, that sounds like a cool race! If a bit crazy! 🙂 I wonder at what point it gets harder to run (like in Colorado, cause of the elevation)?

      Your 5k goal is totally doable!

  8. Hmm… if any PGRCer runs Boston, I vow to go and cheer you on. And provide cupcakes, of course!

    Chris I like that idea, too. Kinda like the Adventure run we did over the summer, but ending with a potluck party. Fun! 🙂

    • Kim – Is there any time limit as to when this cupcake offer will end. It might be a few years before I run Boston, but I plan on helping Cindy BQ in the spring, if everything works out on race day.

      • No time limit! I will always cheer you on/bake cupcakes. Boston is an amazing accomplishment. I’ll gladly celebrate with you BOTH. 🙂

      • OK I had to go look up the times, cause I forgot it was different for men/women. Just wait long enough and we can all run it! (OK, maybe not.) 🙂

        In case anyone is curious >
        Qualifying times are based upon your age on the date of the Boston Marathon – April 18, 2011.

        Age Men Women
        18-34 3:10 3:40
        35-39 3:15 3:45
        40-44 3:20 3:50
        45-49 3:30 4:00
        50-54 3:35 4:05
        55-59 3:45 4:15
        60-64 4:00 4:30
        65-69 4:15 4:45
        70-74 4:30 5:00
        75-79 4:45 5:15
        80+ 5:00 5:30

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