November 23, 2013
I find this time of year, BEFORE the holiday season hits, is the best time to plan out 2014.
I just got confirmation that I will again be able to be part of Team Rev3 for 2014! Now that the returning team members have been locked in, they are in the nail biting process of filling the roughly 8 open slots (with 500-600 solid applications, I do not envy their job!)
I’m humbled and honored and I’m absolutely looking forward to another awesome season!
I thought 2013 was going to be a write off year since I’m not running and because work is just insanely busy (for which I’m pretty darn happy!). And I was pretty sure if so, I was going to lose my mind and gain 200lbs. Instead, doing (6) Rev3 races – all Aquabike – allowed me to really stay focused on my fitness. I stuck through almost 25 PT sessions and the associated work at home and it really helped my sanity while not running. For me, running has always been the key to weight LOSS whereas everything else is simply the key to maintain strong cardio fitness.
2014 is still not locked in for me except an “A” race at the Rev3 Age Group Championships Knoxville May 18, 2014. I had a great season and although the final results are not out, it looks extremely likely that I will get a slot and be able to compete against the top 10 Aquabikers at Rev3 Races of all 2013http://rev3tri.com/series/age-group/
Beyond that, I’m not sure – but I do know that I’m getting very close to being able to run.
So perhaps Savageman September 14, 2014 will be on the calendar? That’s a bucket list item… But for that, I need to be able to run.
I also need to lose about 25lbs. And practice riding hills. Lots of hills. And loose 25lbs. Yeah, we know where the focus needs to be.
Luckily, I know where to find some hills…
Rev3 Quassy June 1, 2014 might be fun
Rev3 Dells June 22, 2014 has 3 nice ones
And then maybe test my running legs at Rev3 Maine, August 22, 2014? I may visit some of the other races too… especially Rev3 Cedar Point September 7, 2014 with the AWESOME finish line party until the last person comes in!
Nothing is locked in stone but having A plan gives you the direction you need to make good choices over the cold-dark-winter. After all, if you don’t know where you’re going, how do you expect to get there?
I’m hopeful for a 2015 full distance triathlon – 140.6 miles. So it’s time to build that fitness back up – and a (2) year plan sounds perfect for a huge PR.
So what’s your plan? Share below!