Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year, New Goals II

Ah, January 1st. A new year. A fresh start. When everyone gives up something or starts going to the gym. For me, time to lay down the goals.

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

5 Improve Flexibility  


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