This post earlier this year I said my goal was to surpass 3500 miles. My how goals change over time. I am over 5K for this year and fully expect to be over 6K next year.
After starting my first organized, group ride since the 1980s last October, and finding that it was a lot of fun even though I had to DNF (due to a bizarre chain of oddities, my granny chainring sheared off my crank near the beginning of a hilly metric century), my goals for 2013 are:
- Lose around 30-40 lbs., which would get me out of the C/A forum, except that it's such a fun place to hang out...
- Build up my new Boulder All Road frame over the winter so I can ride it in the spring
- Ride the Berkshire Brevets St. Patrick's Day 100K
- A week later, ride the Berkshire Brevets Spring 200K
- In late April, ride the Berkshire Brevets Shelburne Falls 200K
- MAYBE, in May, try a 300K brevet, if the 200K's haven't ground me into the pavement
- In June, do Bike Virginia with an old college friend.
- Sometime this summer, do a leisurely bike tour with my wife, staying in B&Bs and seeing the sights wherever we happen to go.
- In October, ride and complete the Great River Ride in Westfield, MA (170K)
- Have fun while doing all these events. If it's not fun, I don't want to do it. But fun is often a retrospective judgment. As long as it seems fun in hindsight, I'll probably do it again....
I've met my mileage goal for 2012, even though I've only had one ride in the past two months. The time change and turning cold at the same time destroyed my motivation. Had to force myself to get in that last 26 mile ride to meet the goal. For 2013, I'm just going to have to suck it up and increase my mileage goal as well as establish a climbing goal.
5,000 km (3,107 miles)
36,000 meters climbed (118,110 feet)
This works out to: 417km/259mi per month or 96km/60mi per week for mileage and 3,000m/9843ft per month or 692m/2271ft per week climbing.
As far as activities, nothing really specific, except to ride twice my age in miles and three times my age in kilometers on my birthday, (or within a week plus or minus that date).
I'm skeptical if I can meet the climbing goal, but did 116k feet last year without really trying to do so.
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- Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black
1. lose the "clyde" designation
2. lose the "obese" designation
3. no more than 2200 calories intake per day
4. less than 100 grams net carbs per day
5. burn 1000 calories per day with exercise
6. run a 5k by July 31
7. do a century ride by July 31
8. run/walk 1000 miles during 2013
I started early on these goals. I figured it's better to start right when you get the idea rather than gain 10 lbs during the holidays and start at the beginning of the new year with almost everybody else. I've been at it for 5 weeks. I'm down 16 lbs... and 19 to go to be under 200 lbs. Good luck to everyone in their journey to meet their goals.
I am now signed up for a Half Ironman Aquabike (swim+bike, no run) in August. It's a 1.2mi swim followed by a 56mi bike. My brother is doing the Half Ironman (including the run). So while he's out doing his half marathon, I'll be eating cookies in the finisher's tent.
I wasn't going to do any multi-sport events this year (have done Sprint Tris the last 3 years) but the option of not running is in line with the rest of my training this winter and spring.
From 220 down to 180lbs.
A sprint tri is a possibility. Along with a mileage target of 6,250 miles (10,000km).
There's a thread started in the Road forum by which you can register your weight and/or mileage targets for the year, and they will be updated for you by a generous BFer and the charts will even include a graph.
That is, if anyone is interested.
Dream. Dare. Do.
My century ride is set up for the MS City to Shore September 29. My goal is to beat my time of 2007. Keep in mind I will be heavier and older than last time. However, I'll have knees that move up and down like pistons instead of sideways like ducks, and a road bike. Time in 2007 was 8 hours 25 minutes.
The August tour is from downtown Pittsburgh to downtown DC. We have a week to do it. We will get it done.
I want to be back to my goal weight of 240. If that sounds high, some of that weight is loose skin. I doubt I can achieve 240 this year without hurting my additional goal of building muscle in both the upper and lower body, but let's see. Meanwhile I'm back tracking my eating like a boss.....
Also, and this isn't my goal, but its a promise I made. There's a poster here who wants to ride the MS City to Shore and he currently is in no shape to do it. One of my goals is to keep him accountable.
Lose 65 more lbs (Lost 70 on 2012)
Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon (Completed Sprint in 2012)
Complete a Century (Metric done in 2012)
Ride more more more!
Just got your invite, thanks Neil
The Oly Triathlon I was thinking about signing up is two weeks before this, so unless I can find another one close to home it may be a bit tight.
I will know more next month!
-Lose this last 30 pounds. I am at 235 now, started at 356 and goal is 205.
-Complete a century Ride
-Ride at least 4,500 miles
-Also keep better track of my mileage
-Ride the Katy Trail from St. Charles Mo to Sedalia MO = 180 ish miles
-Complete my second half-Ironman in June with a better time that last years 8:41
-Start training for Full-Ironman in 2014
I didnt put my last goals in writing so maybe this will help me be more accountable.
- Get below 220
- Ride at least 5 centuries
- Avg 20 MPH on a club ride
- Ride over 4,000 miles
I'm in. I am currently at 215 and would like to get down to 185.
My goal is to ride at least 4000 miles this year.
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2012 Specialized Hardrock
You all realize I'm writing all of your goals down and will call you on them at the end of 2013!
Cycling and fitness related.
In 2012 I managed:
- to get below 90kg
- to finish the Alpine Classic 250km event
In 2013 I'd like to:
- get back below 90kg (sorta crept up in the last 6 months!)
- finish the Alpine Classic faster than last year
- stay more consistent with training (this year I did less KM than either of the previous 2)
I'd also like to get my weight down to somewhere in the 210-220 range so I can then assess whether I want to try and shed a bit more.
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