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Old 12-31-08, 11:14 AM   #1
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Accountablility time - How did you do on youe 2008 Goals?

Here is the thread where it all started for many of us:

I had what I would call mixed results:

Here is what I wrote then:
So here are my goals:

1) Loose 40 pounds (gets me under 190).
2) Ride 2,000 miles - this is huge for me as I've never gotten over 750 in a year for various reasons
3) Ride 3 centuries

So how did I do:

1) At this point I have a net loss of 5 pounds from a year ago (228 on 1.1.08 and 223 today). At one point I was down 25 lbs so this year my focus is sustaining that kind of success. So on my wight loss goal I didn't pull it off. But I'm ok with chalking that up to a need for better and sustained effort next year.

2) I road 2085 miles this year so I met my milage goal. However, I haven't been on my bike since October. So again, I need to do something about sustaining my efforts especially if I want to hit my goal of 3000 for 2009 (gulp!).

3) I road 2 unsupported metrics and 1 organized Century ride. So I didn't get my 3 full century rides in either. I learned this year that planning more than 2 big deal events for myself is difficult to manage with the requirements that my personal and professional life require. So it is what it is and if I can sustain my efforts over the full 12 months I think I can get pretty close to hitting the 3 centuries next year. Still I did downgrade this goal for next year to two full centuries. If I get three in that will be a bonus.

SO I was 1 for 3 on my goals, how about you?
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Old 12-31-08, 11:41 AM   #2
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From the 2008 thread:

- Century-a-month
- 4000 miles for the year
- Double century (S-t-P in the Fall)

I did not finish a century per month. I was actually 3 short of 12 for the year. Crummy weather, family medical issues, and low motivation were the factors. Trying again in 2009.

I did not finish 4000 miles for the year, but I was only 112 miles short. Had we not been dumped on with 28" of snow over the past 2 weeks I would have hit 4000. I may have actually hit it, but I don't have a computer on my fixed gear, so I have no idea what my indoor mileage has been the past 2 weeks. Trying again in 2009.

I did ride the STP double with a rolling time of 13h 33m and a total time of 14h 45m. Shooting for a 400k brevet in 2009.
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Old 12-31-08, 02:11 PM   #3
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2008 Goals

4000k actual - 5000+ including trainer 4080 on raod = goal meet
3 Non supported centuries - actual 3 = meet goal
Ride 200k to beat personnel best - 168k = goal not meet
Get to 200lbs from 240 - got down to 208 then back to 240 then down to 230 = goal not meet
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I was a listless goalless slacker in 2008. My only objective was to ride my bike and lose some weight.

I did both of those and realize it's time to get more serious.
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I started a thread for mine, the nonscale victory thread........

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Last year, I didn't make any goals. Probably because I've always been so bad at meeting them though I've tried to pick realistic ones.

I did this year though and all but one is tied to cycling in some fashion.
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Looking back over the year my objectives are seasonal, with more biking in the first half and surfing in the middle. Things got off to a good start, hit a speed bump, got back on track somewhat, then fell off a cliff in September:

BIKING to improve fitness for surfing:
Jan through July: 100%
July through September: 60%
September through December: 5%

March - May: 25% of objective
June - September 90% of objective
October - December 5% of objective

After a major health scare preparing for a triathlon in April, and an issue with breathing and medication/heat humidity in summer, my cycling trailed off.

My busy work period -- September through December: was a big fat 0% -- working all hours, getting sick, eating too much again, too much time at the office and not going to the gym and putting the weight back on -- a disaster, so that's got to turn around.
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