Thursday, May 08, 2008

Goals

I contributed the following to a thread about goals on Slowtwitch and figured I'd post it here where I have less anonimity (and fewer readers, but that's beside the point).

Triathlon:
1 - Qualify for 2009 ITU olympic distance worlds in Australia

2 - Overcome, or learn to deal with, my swim start psychosis (I'm fine in open water until someone sets off the starting gun)
2.1 - Race the swim, don't just swim it
2.2 - Draft in races, don't seek clear water

3 - Keep the gains I've made on the bike, especially my new-found ability to push through the hurt in training (when appropriate)
3.1 - Figure out the balance between going hard and leaving something for the run
3.2 - Develop my bike-handling skills - learn to mount/dismount my bike while leaving the shoes on the bike, do 180's without unclipping and slowing down too much, etc.

4 - Get back whatever it is I've lost on the run
4.1 - Figure out what's wrong (a good start!)
4.2 - Do 1-2 5km or 10km races in June/July
4.3 - Learn to push more on the run in races

5 - Stop slacking on my training and follow the plan I'm paying for - go back to my IMC training philosophy of one "gimme" per month (i.e. allow myself one and only one opportunity per month to skip a workout for no good reason) rather than one a week

6 - Sign up for races before they sell out

Diet
1 - Less crap!

2 - Eat at least two pieces of fruit a day

3 - Eat breakfast at home every day

4 - Have healthy snacks at work (say "No!" to the siren call of Tim Horton's doughnuts)

5 - Watch the sodium (I'm good with fats, this is the next step)

General
1 - Keep it positive - remember what I say affects how I feel so quit kvetching!

2 - Watch less TV

3 - Pay down my debts and save for Worlds 2009!

4 - Keep my blog up to date (anyone note that my race list is current for 2008??)

2 comments:

Foxtrot said...

wow! AT your goals are inspiring...i might have to make my own goal blog : )

Alison said...

Thanks! Can't wait to see your list.