So I’ve set some major goals for next year. I’ve got a few things on my plate:
- Ironman Wisconsin. 09.13.2015. Goal: 14:30 or faster. (This was my secret time goal that got away from me at IMLOU. I want revenge.)
- A 70.3 in 6:30 or less. Also a goal I didn’t meet this year.
- A 2:00:xx or faster half marathon. Unfortunately, there’s a theme here – didn’t meet that at my one open half this year (last weekend) or at last year’s turkey trot either.
These are the goals. I may or may not make them, but I’m going to try my darnedest to get close. These will be my “A” races (although note, I have to figure out a half marathon for this).
What’s next in the planning process:
I’m going to be using the Triathlete’s Training Bible as a guide to help me fill in what I need to focus on.
1. Identify my limiters.
These are the items that currently limit my ability to achieve my goals today. These may be things like endurance, muscular strength, injuries, form, etc. I’ll be going through a questionnaire from the Training Bible book to figure out which ones I need to focus on the most.
2. Set intermediate goals.
Well, some of these goals build upon one another. The stronger & more easily I complete a 70.3, the more likely I am to be successful at my Ironman goal. But there’s also some key “training” goals I’ll be setting here too.