Hello! Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had awesome holidays so far. I know I did.
My husband and families totally outdid themselves this year! I got lots of triathlon and non-triathlon related things for Christmas that I am very excited about.
|Tri related gifts from my amazing husband. I got lots of non-tri goodies too! He rocks!|
Also not shown that is tri related that hubby got me is The Triathlete’s Training Bible. It’s basically a training text book, but I’ve already made a dent in it and plan to read the whole thing. I’ll probably be tweaking my training plan too.
Another reason I’m probably going to be adjusting my training plan is if I can get my fitness tested. The sub-specialist doctor I’m scheduled to see in a few weeks also does all sorts of fitness related lab testing such as VO2 max and unique heart rate zones. I plan to call and ask to have both of those done while I’m there. I use Garmin’s generic heart rate zones but they definitely aren’t specific enough to my level of fitness. Granted right now my fitness is a bit tanked from all my injury downtime, but still. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot in terms of how to incorporate it into my training and this is just too good of an opportunity not to jump on it.
And speaking of injuries, I think I’m just about clear on my calf at this point. It’s feeling about 98% better. Every now and then I step funny and feel it nag, but otherwise I think I’m in the clear and I plan to get back to working out this week then going full on into training the following week as long as everything feels all right. And as for my bike crash incident, my left shoulder definitely took the brunt of the fall and was hurting pretty badly for a few days there. Otherwise, the bruise on my left shin is huge! Probably the biggest bruise I’ve ever had. And that’s coming from someone who played an offensive position in rugby for a few years.
On a different note, the new year is quickly approaching and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want out of 2014. At this point I’m thinking my athletic related 2014 goals are looking to be something like this:
- Finish my first 70.3 (preferably sub-6 hours)
- Place top ten in my age group at Iron Girl Syracuse
- Run a minimum of 1000 miles for the year
- Bike/spin at least 2500 miles for the year
- Learn to swim like a non-loser
- Volunteer at Ironman Chattanooga (and secure 2015 race slot!)
- Workout at least twice per month with the tri club
- Lose weight
|Someone send some umph my way please|
Okay, I’m getting rambley. Posts will be light and sporadic again this week with the New Year holiday smack dab in the middle of the week. But I will be back in full force and in serious training mode after the first of the year.