If 2012 was about going long at Ironman, 2013 is about getting faster with more focus on power and technique. I'd like to lay a solid foundation to give Ironman another go in mid-2014. In October Jamie and I will be getting married, with that I have zero desire to do many six hour bike rides as I did in 2012. If not going long it leaves enough energy to focus on becoming more powerful.
The A-race of the year will actually be the Gatorman swim in La Jolla. I'm not positive that can be called an A-race but it is the main event I want to do in the year. It's a 3 mile open water swim in La Jolla Cove. I've come so far in swimming and I think this event will help me prove that to myself even more.
After that I'd like to do the Big Rock Triathlon in April again, the OC Duathlon in May, a half-marathon late in the year, a sprint triathlon and many short running events in between.
A year ago I may have told you I'd get into bike racing by this time but after taking a step back from Ironman I realized... I really like triathlon. I love the variety, the training and the lifestyle it gives. Triathlon has given me a lot since baseball ended and frankly, I want to keep that up for a long time to come.
Here's to 2013 and beyond.
|2013 Season Goals|
|1||Complete the Gatorman Swim|
|2||PR in 5k, 10k & Half-Marathon|
|3||Improve Olympic distance triathlon speed|
|2013 Training Objectives|
|1||Improve overall swim technique.|
|2||Increase bike power, not long endurance|
|3||Complete "30 runs in 30 days" in October|
|4||Improve running technique and speed|