Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Year, New Training, New Times...

Hello fellow bloggers! It's 2009 and good to see ya out there. Since Christmas and New Years I've had a couple of training days, enjoyed my time with friends/family and the TV! I've even had time to read some good training stuff and get ready for the now, new year!

I have started on my training plan for a few different tasks: 1) training for a couple of 1/2 marathons and building up to a marathon with good ol' vegas buddy, Formula-ic as he builds towards his 1st Ironman, as it's a race to see who get's the finish line first, Form or baby. Are we taking bets? It is Vegas ya know..And SWTrigal will be at the starting line too!!..2) training for increasing my biking performance, which means taking on a century ride or two this spring, one of which is with.. yup, you guess it, Formulaic!

Of course there is going to be a triathlon in the mix and that will be 70.3 Rage! I said I would not do it again last year and I'm heading back for more. It's really a great course and challenging and as I meet SWGirl last year on the course and a few other New Mexico Outlaws, I will be once again be meeting up with some others.

RAGE is about 13 1/2 weeks out so It's time to get a little more focused and stop with the lackadaisical training methods. CoachLiz is helping me along and will be sure to bust my chops if I don't get it going.

Last year for IM training I took it serious but could have done better. This year for IMCZ I will take it a lot more serious as I want to improve my overall time in all events! So that mean's I have my work cut out for me. I am actually starting to look forward to the hard grueling workouts and see the sights around California.. so let it begin!!



Stef said...

Woo Hoo!

So GLAD you are coming back for Rage! I'm doing the Oly. We will have to get everyone together at a dinner or something after the race. I was bummed not to see you out there last year but your report was great and yes it IS a challenging course. For me I need to get out there and PR on my (very long) Oly time from last year.

Happy New Year!

teacherwoman said...

Yay! Looks like you have a great year ahead of yourself!

Bigun said...

get on the stick, Ironman...