Saturday, December 27, 2008

09 Season Map


Well, it looks like I'm finally getting back into it. I'm looking at races and schedules and calendars and getting excited again. This wasn't the case a few weeks / months ago. I've started to put together 2009. It looks good so far. I'm not trying to think past the Minnesota Border to Border - although perhaps a half IM like the Florida Challenge would cap off the year nicely.

What's changed? I don't know. Maybe looking at myself in the mirror. I'm afraid to step on the scale. Yesterday I gave up sodas. Completely. No more sodas - it will probably cut my daily calorie intake by a minimum of 1000 calories. No kidding. I'm also done with fast food lunches. No more Mickie D's quarter pounders for lunch. No more fries. Goodness. I've been pumping myself with that crap for too long.

Goals? Well, that's a tough one. My "A" race this year is a relay, with a strange series of events and distances. I'll most likely be doing 4 x 24 mile bikes, 13 x 1 mile runs, and 25 miles in a tandem canoe. I'll tell ya, training for that will be different - very much a speed oriented training plan. I'd like to think I can work up to 21mph average on the bikes, and 8:30's for the runs. We'll see how much training I can actually get in!

So the plan is set. Not in stone, of course, but a working schedule is out there. Except for MnB2B - everything is local around Tampa and Orlando this year. We are trying to keep it very much on the cheap. There are so many cool races Nationally, I hope things change through '09 so that we can get out and do more across the country - and visit our great friends!

10 comments:

Wendy said...

I think it'll be a great season, Bigun!

Elements of Erin 337 said...

Yippee, some fitness goals! Looking forward to hearing the progress.

TRI-ROB said...

I'm REALLY glad that you're gettin off you ample fanny. Not that I don't LIKE your ample fanny. I'm just sayin... you need to be movin for the sake of your ample brain!

Breathe...

Ron said...

Bout time. I don't think you've posted since I started reading the blogs. Good idea with the sodas. Man with a plan---love it.

Brent Buckner said...

Good to be excited about the season!

JohnnyTri said...

glad to see you got a plan of action!!

rockon`

excel man said...

I like it. You found some races that I didn't know about!

momo said...

like visiting friends in ARIZONA?? sounds like a plan to me. :-)

happy new year, bigguy! (meant in the most affectionate not talking about mickey d's way)

21stCenturyMom said...

Sounds like a plan but where oh where is B2B? I thought you were doing it??!!

Cutting soda and fries will have you dropping weight instantly. Good plan.

21stCenturyMom said...

The B2B I'm talking about is Beach to Battleship, not Border to Border. So??!!