I haven't organized myself enough to write out 2009 goals for myself. I just ordered 3 new calendars from Staples and I'm waiting for them to arrive, probably Friday. I jokingly put out a call on one of my lists to have someone write my goals for me - and I got back a list from Lee C. that was pretty good:
"Here you are, Nancy":
1. Don't do no DNF no mo'
2. Swim: 100,000 yards (~2100 yd/week average/ 48 wks)
3. Bike: 2500 miles (~52 miles/week average/ 48 wks)
4. Run: 1000 miles (~20 miles/week average/ 48 wks)
5. No pukes during races
6. Sub 16 hour Ironman
7. Sub 7 hour half IM
8. PRs at all distances
9. 9 Tequila shots
10. 10 Yummy margaritas
My reaction: Not bad at all for a first stab at it!! That 100,000 yards gives me pause, but the rest looks do-able. Except I don't have any half IMs on the schedule. I do have a marathon which wasn't exactly well-planned... a sub-5-hour marathon would be very speedy for me, so maybe I'll substitute that. I'll post again on this topic in a few days. I think I'm looking at weekly targets of:
Swim: 2112+ yards
Bike: 56+ miles
Run: 13.1+ miles
Weekly weight training
Most of you will recognize those as the half Ironman distances. Good for minimums.
Outcome goals: I aspire to these performance goals as a result of the training (above), body composition work, and pushing hard on race day:
Sub-16-hour Ironman finish
Sub-2:15 half marathon
I've come close on all of those, but never quite did it. I believe that I can do better than those times, but let's proceed stepwise.
Let's make it so in 2009.
And oh yeah, I forgot one: NO BRONCHITIS IN 2009!