I always see people posting their weekly, monthly, and yearly stats. “100miles ran this month” and so on. I figured what a great way to set some general long term goals, and keep my commitment up. So in January, I decided to do just that. Three goals for the year:
- Run 1,000miles
- Bike 2,000miles
- Swim 100,000yards
So far, all things considered, I am doing pretty well. Here are the distances as of March 1:
- Run 28miles
- Bike 83miles
- Swim 19,600yards
So all things considered is the key term here. I knew things would start off slow because its winter in VA, and I try to avoid the outside cold. I also have 4hrs of cycling time that was done on a trainer that doesn’t record distance. I have since graduated from spin class to Zwift which is a great experience. I also missed about 10 days of training for my wedding/honeymoon, and was forced to take 3 weeks off from running due to a foot injury.
As it sits, I need to average the following to meet my goals:
- Run 98miles
- Bike 195miles
- Swim 8050yards
Not too shabby. I think the running will definitely be the most difficult. 25miles a week for a year is a tough task. Either way, Im up for the challenge. Sub 4hr marathon means a new tri bike (another goal I’ve set) so I guess thats just a little more motivation.