2012 was a year for meeting and exceeding goals. Gosh it feels good to check stuff off the list! You can look back at this post and see what my goals were and I'm happy to say that I got shit done this year. Every single one of those goals met. My mileage for each swimming, running and biking increased over what was done in 2011 with these numbers:
Swim: 164,140 yards (93 miles)
Bike: 2,116 miles
Run: 1,155 miles
I'd like to get in similar numbers this year in swimming and running, but double my miles in biking. 4,000 miles on the bike.
2013 is the year of the bike.
Here is the plan: The front half of the year will be spent working toward a sub-4:00 marathon at Tacoma City on May 5th, then continuing training to do my first 70.3 at Lake Stevens in July. After Lake Stevens my focus will shift to biking to do some long Fall rides, perhaps a century, and a lot of cyclocross racing.
Of course I'll continue to run the entire year, but I will not run a Fall marathon. Don't try and convince me, my mind has been made up. I hope to do a half marathon in the Fall and perhaps try to PR in the 10k, but my energy will be mostly spent getting better, faster, stronger on the bike.
Event wise, I've put a few races out on my 2013 race schedule tab above, if you're interested.
Now that my foot is recovered and my body rested from only running 39 miles in December, I'm all into marathon training yet again. Sub 4 or bust! 16 weeks until Tacoma City!