2014 Races, Goals and Objectives …

This is going to be a little bit of a different year for me.  Historically I have just raced bikes with the odd running race thrown in.  This year I am going to be doing a few more running races as well as a couple of triathlons.  The triathlons are something new that I have never done before, and will be the biggest challenge training wise.  I also do not swim, so that is something I will have to learn this year.

The other change is that I am trying to get the family more involved in athletics in general.  If any of the kids get into any of the sports that I am into even better.

Planned Races:

  1. Courthouse O’Putnam 5K – Ran a 25:15
  2. Willi-Whammer Half Marathon – Ran a 2:04:48.21
  3. The Battle at Burlingame 6 Hour MTB Race – Changed Plans
  4. Race of Rams Duathlon – Overall Time 1:11:37.5
  5. The Battle at Burlingame Sport Race – Finishing Time 1:38:53
  6. Whiteface 100k MTB Race
  7. 28th Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon
  8. Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge
  9. Niantic Bay Triathlon
  10. Timberman IRONMAN 70.3
  11. Full Cyclocross Season

Season Goals:

  1. Stay healthy for the whole race season!
  2. Finish in the top 10 of a 100k MTB race.
  3. Top 50% in a Cat 3 ‘cross race.
  4. Have FUN!

Training Goals:

  1. Get my weight under control.  Ideally it would be between 185 and 190.
  2. Make better use of my training time to free up time to spend with the family.
  3. Improve my bike handling skills in all cycling disciplines.

2013 Goals and Objectives …

Season goals:

  1. Podium in a 12 hour race.
  2. Top 10 in a 100k MTB race.
  3. Finish the Hampshire 100k in under 6 hours.  This will be kind of at the mercy of the weather.
  4. Get under 39:30 in the Scituate TT.  Current best is 40:40.
  5. Finish in the top 50% in a Cat 3 ‘cross race.

Training Objectives:

  1. Better use of time on the bike.
  2. Increase FTP/kg to 3+.  Currently 2.47.
  3. Improve bike handling for ‘cross.
  4. Get my race weight to under 185.