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Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Recap and 2011 Goals

The Triathlon Listserv I have been a member of since 1996 asks it's members to do a Yearly recap.  My response is below:

1. What one word describes your 2010 season? Does it match what you said last December in anticipation of this year?

Last year I said RATS

And while RATS was an unforgettable journey...  not just through the desert either...  it was a journey of self-discovery through training, diet, and rest...  and yes even more training on top of training.   It was not and end all over-the-top kind of experience...  it was a peak, however, a perch from which I was able to look around at a myriad of other possibilities.

I chose the word confirmation for 2010 because in the end I think I have become what I at one time thought I could not be...  a decently fast competitive endurance athlete.  This was my 13th season of multisport and the first time I've felt this way.

2. What one word comes to mind when you think about your 2011 season?

Competitive - I have some lofty goals for 2011

3. What was your greatest thrill or joy this year from training or racing?

A Familiar sight Judi and Me Using my station wagon as a transition spot

Judi - I met my dream girl...  with whom I do 90% of my training and racing...  and we have a blast together...  and she has only missed getting hardware at one race this year.

Sorry if that's mushy or whatever...  it's just the fact.

4. What was your biggest disappointment this year from training or racing?

Jax Marathon - it was just not my day

5. What was your favorite race in 2010?

Atlantic Coast Triathlon

I think this was my favorite race in 2009 as well...  just a small and simple 1/2 IM race in October...  the perfect end of season triathlon

6. What is your race schedule for 2011?

A- Feb 13 - 26.2 with Donna
C- Feb 19 - Iron Horse
B- Feb - Guana River 50k Trail Run
C- Mar 12 - Gate River Run  
B - Mar 19 - Jetty-2-Jetty     
B - Apr 10 -BFAST Duathlon 
A - May 1st - Tour de Forts           
C - May 7th - BFAST Sprint Triathlon series #1       
C - June 11 - BFAST series #2        
C - Jun 25 - JAX Sprint Triathlon Series #1
C - July 9th - BFAST series #3        
C - July 16 - JAX Sprint Triathlon Series #2 C - August 6 - JAX Sprint Triathlon Series #3
B - Oct 1-2 - MS 150        
B - Oct ? - Atlantic Coast Triathlon            
A - Oct 22 - GFT
B - Nov  Outback 1/2 Marathon  
A - Dec Jacksonville Marathon

The "A" races we will definitely do the "Bs" probably and the "Cs" maybe some of them

Utah was Beautiful

7. Did you meet your 2010 goals?

RATS - Yes - was so much more than a race... 
Triathlons - Yes - I became a competitive age grouper this year...  something I thought I'd never be Marathon - No - I've got a BQ inside me... have not yet gotten it done

8. What are you goals for 2011?

Place in my AG at GFT
5k - sub 20
Marathon - Sub 3:30

Let's Ride

By the numbers:

2009 totals:

Run - 1,534 Mi
Bike - 4,782 mi
Swim - 1.7 mi (3 races)
Begin Weight - 196
End Weight - 186

2010 totals:

Run - 2,262 Mi
Bike - 5,352 mi
Swim - 1,867 minutes
Begin Weight - 186
End Weight - 179


Captain Nuts said...

Great recap. I did the Xterra last year in J-ville. My first off road tri. I said RATS numerous times. Keep the pace.

Lesser is More said...

Looks like an action packed year for 2011!