Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goals for 2011


What to do about these damn goals. You would think this would be easy but as I learned last year some surprising things happen over the course of a year and that can make planning difficult. Who knows by June I may have given up this distance racing thing altogether and switched to endurance Yoga (seriously not a chance) or Jazzercise. Not that theres anything wrong with that.

General Goals
1. STAY HEALTHY - I did okay in this area last year but still lost weeks after 100 milers. I have begun be more careful and take extra down time when needed cause I am getting older and more brittle by the moment.

2. Specific Cross training - Back to the gym, the place I loath, for easy weights and ab / core work. Maybe some knitting as well. I have a number of areas of "interest" that need strengthening most importantly my repeatedly injured upper ankles.

3. Continue to build that base - Looking to get 5000k in this year barring injury.

4. Take a shot at my BQ - I got a spring marathon targeted for this. Not sure if I will get there or not but sure going to try. My biggest problem is running a marathon full out tends to screw with my ultra training.

5. Qualify for UTMB - Hope to get my race points in so that I can apply for Mont-Blanc in 2013. Ooopps, guess I should have mentioned that to the wife before posting it here.

6. Have fun- The biggest goal of all is to just train as hard as possible and run the best that I can while still having fun. Yes that horrible grimace on my face during races means I am having fun or I want to quit. Its one or the other.

Racing plan for next year coming up!




20 comments:

  1. Looks like pretty good goals to me.
    Good luck!
    5000K - that's quite a lot.

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  2. Wow! Impressive goals! And I bet you'll knock them all off. Like the others, the one I'm impressed with the most is the mileage. All the best. And don't forget to have fun (even while you're grimacing!)

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  3. Cool photo.....you remind me of an Arctic sled dog....super happy and covered in snow.

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  4. Great goals and that is a great picture! I'm sure that doing all those 100 milers will help out with your spring marathon. If it doesn't... I don't know what would! And good luck with your knitting. I could use an i phone cozy.

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  5. Great goals! I have to get back to the gym too, but it's hard to feel motivated to sweat inside when one knows the joys of running outside!

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  6. Whatever you want to do is fine by me! :)

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  7. Staying healthy and injury free is my main goal as well!! Here's to a injury free 2011!!!

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  8. Wow - that picture looks like a cold run! I think it's freezing here in Southern California when I have to go for a run and the temp has dipped below 60!

    Good luck with your goals!

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  9. Awesome goals! Interested to see/read your race plan.

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  10. Stay healthy, ... my #1 goal too! And probably of equal importance is #6, have fun. Great goals!

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  11. Great goals, especially having fun!

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  12. When Ice crystals start to form on your face it's time to go inside and have some hot chocolate! Your goals are awesome. INSANELY awesome! Good luck.

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  13. Cheers to an injury free year - and fun should remain Number 1. The grimace is a disguise so that everyone does not want to get into ultras, right???

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  14. Have fun this year Chris. Maybe you can knit some ankle supports. Peace

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  15. id sign up to most of those chris, especially 6..your pic lives up to it!

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  16. Your goals sound great to me! Good luck! :0)

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  17. Good luck with the goals!! Great pic too.

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  18. I had to laugh out loud at the idea of you doing Jazzercise! Great goals for the year. It will be fun to follow your adventures!

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