So, I’m going to add to the long list of blogs that are doing a year in review/2014 goals posts. I’ve found that this year I’ve done more consistent training to a point. A few times I fell off the plan, but made my way back before it got too detrimental, this last time I fell pretty far. So, total miles (according to Strava)
|Total Distance (mi)||1909||414||4|
|Total Time (hrs)||102:35:20||61:16:08||1:06:36|
|Average Speed||18.61 mi/hr||8:53 min/mi||3.22 mi/hr|
|Total Elevation (ft)||36506||9225||0|
|Longest Activity (mi)||80||13||1|
I discovered a true love for riding my bike this year, and it really shows. Most of my time was spent on my bike when I had the opportunity. Coming into this new opportunity starting in March, I should have a lot more regular and consistent mileage being built in the mornings, as there isn’t PT until the afternoon and class starting at 7:45. That gives me good time to get a workout in and then be energized for the day.
For those of you who use Strava and you’re looking for a good way to track your annual mileage/hours check out this API.
So, as for 2014, my goals are pretty simple (and maybe a bit high reaching).
-2014 total running miles (at least) in 2014. An average of 5.5 miles a day.
-an FTP of 275 by the end of the year, a 75 watt increase. A huge help from TrainerRoad and The Sufferfest to get in those hard, targeted workouts.
-Two 3:00:00 or less marathons. One to qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon and one for the 2016 Boston Marathon.
-Venture forward into ultramarathoning and try a 50k, maybe even a 50 mile!
So, maybe my goals are a bit outlandish considering my rigorous school that I’m starting, but what’s the point of goals if they’re not lofty? I’ll have a good support team behind me to help me get there, thanks to Marnie, Genevieve, EnduroPacks and all my friends and family!
I’ll have this monkey alongside me, too! What’s more fun than that?!