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2009 Goals
« on: January 07, 2009, 05:35:24 pm »
I may look back and laugh at the end of the year but I hope this acts as some motivation.

2009 goals are:-

Weight down to under 12st (76.2kg) and keep it there. Started this year at 82.2kg. (Oct 2006 I once saw 94kg on the scales.)
Cycling 10000km. 5000km+ to come from Audaxing (if I hit my planned 50 point target). The rest should come from commuting (5198km if I cycled all 226 work days but no chance of that) plus "training" rides in Richmond Park and Surrey Hills plus general pootling. 100 laps of Richmond Park.
Running Build up to 3 x 1 hour runs a week so I can run into work and back (not on the same day though). The third can be a lap of Richmond Park at the weekend. Currently coughing my way through 2x20min runs a week.
Swimming Build up to 3 x 1km swims a week. Local council leisure centre has gym and decent pool open from 6am and I'm already a member so I have no excuse.
Core Strength Starting off with the 100 press up challenge. Once this is complete I'll look for a more thorough/comprehensive plan and get a gym ball (Mrs G needs one too).

My motivational present to myself will be a Garmin Forerunner 405 which I can use to pace myself when I get to running on the open road (I'm rubbish at pacing myself when I don't have a treadmill doing it for me). It'll also be useful for analysis of frequent training rides (Richmond Park and Surrey Hills) so I can have position/speed/etc and HR data.

[EDIT] All of this whilst holding down a full time job and doing the 3rd year of my Maths degree part-time. Hmm.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

LEE

Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 05:39:40 pm »
1) To weigh 12st something.
(12st 13pounds and 15oz will be fine)

2) Cycle a bit.

The pressure is off a bit this year, I got my SR last year and will be joining Urban-Biker, Chillmoister and Keeks on their quest for their SRs, but I don't feel any pressure to do it which is very nice.

That's it.


rchomba

Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 06:46:57 pm »
My Goals for this year are:

Join a cycling Club to get regular training  (TCC)

Weight down to 12 stone  7 Pounds. ( Currently 2 stones out)

5000 miles this year

Sub Hour for 3 laps of Richmond Park (currently 20 minsx 22 mins and it is not worth mentioning the 3rd)

Use the gym (Bank Of England) to build core strength x3 /week

Do the Dunwich Run and the Dragon Ride. Alpe D'Huez??????????????? ( remains to be seen )

Thats it



vorsprung

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Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 10:38:36 am »
Currently 86.5kg
Want to be 78kg

Cycling goals are to commute as much as possible, do a Welsh SR, k&sw 600 and LEL
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Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 10:42:34 am »
Sub Hour for 3 laps of Richmond Park (currently 20 minsx 22 mins and it is not worth mentioning the 3rd)

Ah yes, that was one of mine from last year that fell by the wayside. 69:08 was my fastest. Anti-clockwise on 67" fixed.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

LEE

Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 11:03:59 am »

Sub Hour for 3 laps of Richmond Park (currently 20 minsx 22 mins and it is not worth mentioning the 3rd)


I'm no time-triallist but wouldn't it be better to go for consistent times every lap?

I mean 21mins + 21mins may leave you with more gas in the tank for the 3rd lap than 20mins + 22mins (it seems to me like you went out too hard).

I know you eventually need 60mins total but I think the key is to improve on your overall consistency rather than banging out a blistering 1st lap and then dying over next 40 mins

Re: 2009 Goals
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 05:19:48 pm »
An addition to my goals for 2009:

100 laps of Richmond Park (a nice way to put in 1070km). 2 a week sounds easy, especially when I'd like to be doing 3 laps twice a week, but we'll start with that as a goal.

A massive total of 2 laps so far on 21-JAN.

Also, a secondary goal (as Audaxing is my main aim): a sub 27 minute 10.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."