Swim - 100 miles. I achieved this in 2012 so I know it is doable. This breaks down to roughly 3400 yards a week. Should be able to achieve this with 2 swims a week.
Bike - 1000 miles. This includes road & spinning miles. I equate 1 hour of spinning to 16 miles regardless of what the bike computer says. I know for certain I can't ride 20+ miles in an hour & that is usually what the bike computer registers after an hour of spin. This breaks down to around 20 miles per week.
Run - 500 miles. This equates to about 10 miles a week. 3 runs a week should get me there. Signing up for Run with Jess' Winter Miles challenge will help kick the year off right. It starts on January 6th & runs through March 2nd. I also plan to do the 2014 Runner's World holiday run streak again. For me, that is a great way to mitigate the damage from the holiday eating challenge.
Weights / TRX - Twice a week. My Y is using a program called Mobile Fit. I spent some time over break getting acquainted with the program. Basically I worked with the trainer & set up my goals & plan - there are a bunch to choose from. They had a triathlon plan that of course I chose. Based on the program you get up to 3 strength training workouts per week. I did the first workout earlier this week & was nicely sore for a few days. I just found out today that the Y is offering TRX for free now so I plan to work TRX in occasionally as well.
Yoga - Twice a month. This should really be once a week but with everything else I know that is an impossible goal to achieve. It is a step up from 2013 when I did yoga 18 times all year.
Races - 12 - I thought about shooting for 14 in 2014 but since 13 in 2013 didn't go so well I figured I would just shoot for 1 race a month. Thanks to the Resolution 5 Miler yesterday I have January covered & only 11 to go. At this point, I have no real race schedule planned. All I know is for the first half of the year I am going to stick to 5K & Sprint triathlons. If all is feeling well I may target a longer race in the fall.
|First Race of 2014 - Treacy & Me|
|Mary, Audrey, Me & Treacy|
|Me, Jill, Treacy & Mary|
Swim: 15,000 Yards
Bike: 85 miles
Run: 40 miles
Weights/TRX: 9 sessions
Yoga: 2 sessions
Races: 1 & already DONE - Resolution 5 Miler on 1/1/14 - 52m18s (10:28 pace)
I have one last non-fitness goal to write down, you know because of THIS post. Here it goes - I want to retire from engineering at 55. Not that I will but I want to be in a position to be able to if I so choose. Now to figure out what my number is. I am pretty sure it is close to a kazillion.