New year! New Goals!

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)

Ride Run Swim
Total Activities 116 96 5
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
Total Segments 185 20 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.

http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/annualSummary.php

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!

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I’ll have this monkey alongside me, too! What’s more fun than that?!