Here are my goals for 2012 and my progress towards them:
Goal #1: Finish Buffalo Triathlon on June 3. 1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 3 mile run. (Under 1:15)
Completed. I finished in 1:15:45.
Goal #2: Improve on my Square Lake time from last year (1:58) 1/2 Mile Swim 16.5 Mile Bike 5 Mile Run
My training has been pretty much on track. I took a week or so off and got right back into training. I’m using a plan from Beginner Triathlete again with 3 swims. I’m using the 10k training plan from the FIRST method. Its workouts are intense but I feel good about them.
Goal #3: Use and write about the FIRST Method for my running. 5k for the spring and 10k for the fall.
This started on June 19th. I’ve had some scheduling issues but have gotten the intervals in each week and at least one other of the prescribed workouts.
Goal #4: Complete Project 345 Bible Reading plan – takes you through the New Testament in the year.
This continues to go well.
Goal #5: Read a variety of books (genre, style, authors).
I finished The Long Run, a short Kindle story about a guy who turned his life around in part with running. Water for Elephants is an interesting read that makes me glad I never became a Carny! Gruen weaved a fascinating tale of life on the circus trains that was based on real life experiences.
Goal #6: Document my thoughts on at least 6 of the books I’ve read.
I’m planning to write a review of Meb’s book.
Goal #7: Blog.
- Running - a little bit better since I had two events to write about.
- Midtown Phillips – averaging one post a day
- Nadia – averaging one post every two weeks.
Goal #8: Project 365
Overall I think I’ve done really well with this. As I noted sometimes I forget or don’t do anything exciting and the picture is lame. I’ve contemplated just stopping this goal. I think I’ve come to the place where I’m going to try to remember to take a good picture and if it doesn’t happen that’s fine too.
Running: 37.6 miles
Swimming: 2.8 miles
Biking: 301.3 miles * thanks to Powderhorn 24 for the huge bump in miles.
LAST YEAR: I ran 49.6 miles, swam 2 miles and 282 miles on the bike.