Goals

To try and motivate me and keep track of my barefoot running progress, I thought I'd draw up a list of goals I want to achieve. This is a progression from running with shoes to running without or in a pair of Vibrams. I've run all of these distances, and further, in shoes and now I want to do it barefoot/Vibramed.

I'm not putting a target date on any of these as I don't want to push myself or become a slave to my goals.

#Goal/DistanceDate Achieved
11km training run, 3x a week14 Jun '09 *
22km training run, 3x a week14 Jun '09 *
310km per week in training14 Jun '09 *
410km per week in training completely barefoot16 Oct '09  
520km per week in training23 Oct '09  
620km per week in training completely barefoot7 Mar '10  
710km long training run7 Mar '10  
815km long training run7 Aug '11
95km road race22 May '10 +
105km road race in under 20 mins (sub 4:00/km)29 May '10 +
115km race in under 19 mins2 Jun '12
125km race in under 18 mins25 Aug '12
1310km road race5 Jun '10 
1410km road race in under 45 mins (sub 4:30/km)7 Jul '10 
1510km road race in under 40 mins (sub 4:00/km)15 May '11 
1615km road race 
1721.1km road race1 Apr '12
1821.1km road race in under 90 mins (sub 4:15/km)1 Apr '12
1942.2km road race6 May '13
2042.2km road race in under 3 hours (sub 4:15/km)10 Oct '13
21The Comrades Marathon (before I'm 40) 


* - This wasn't the actual date. This is just the date I realised I'd been doing it for a while and hadn't actually remembered to update this table.
+ - It was a race, but mainly on grass as opposed to on the road.

This table will naturally change and grow as I start to tick each goal off.




Personal Bests

Since taking the effort to locate and extract my old training and racing logs, I've decided to display my Personal Bests here on my goals page. Each of these times will essentially always be a goal, so it makes sense to have them on the same page.

I've split the table into two: "All Time Personal Bests" and "Personal Bests Since Return" which are my best times since I've returned to running after taking about 10 years off.

 All Time PBs | PBs Since Return
DistTimeDateTimeDate
5km Road00:18:3526 Jan '99--:--:--
5km Off-road00:18:3526 Jan '9900:17:1021 Sep '13
8km/5M Road00:30:4917 Nov '98--:--:-- 
8km/5M Off-road00:29:092 May '9800:32:0315 Jun '11
10km00:36:5231 Dec '9800:35:186 Oct '13
15km00:59:2910 Jan '99--:--:-- 
10M--:--:-- 01:01:1529 Mar '13
21.1km01:26:3120 Apr '9801:19:198 Sep '13
42.2km04:11:1322 Feb '9802:53:5020 Oct '13
56km04:48:2411 Apr '98--:--:--