Monday, January 10, 2011
I have found and signed up for my 2011 Tri this will be my first full Sprint following a mini tri in 2009 and 2010.
Sigh of relief and inhalation filled with excitement. In trying to stick close to home I was getting a little nervous that I would not find a Sprint Tri to suit me so I'm happy to find this one had been posted:
With a firm Tri date on the horizon my workouts have more purpose which, as it should, pushes me to stay on course. To anyone who has not found the worth (and implemented) short range goals let me add my voice to many others who have: THEY WORK! It's great to know you want to "insert your goal here" but if you don't put mini goals between you and the finish there are so many distractions/pitfalls that can get between you and that goal.
Mini goals help you stay the course and stay focused. They also give you reasons to celebrate along your journey.
*** my2011 Season Goals: Run at least one Tri and 3 5K races. ***
***myTri 2011 Goal: 1) Finish, 2) shave at least 5 minutes off my overall time,
WEEK 1 Training Plan: (16 Weeks total)
My workouts this month will focus on building endurance (versus intensity). They are also about training myself to train consistently. So for me it will be important to stick to my workouts and complete the planned times.
Strength Training 30 min
Bike 30 minutes
Run 20 min
Swim 15 min
Swim 20 min
Total 128 Minutes
I'm using the following training plan, which I've adjusted to meet my schedule:
I still consider myself a beginner, I'm not sure when I have to give up that title. But at one race a year I think it still applies.