Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - The Year of Triathlons

It's that time of year, the time of year when people start making New Year's resolutions.  Last year I talked about how I don't like to make resolutions, rather I would prefer to set goals.


I called 2012 the year of the marathon and 2013 is going to be the year of triathlons, with some marathons thrown in there for good measure!


Racing

  • Run a smarter and faster marathon than Wineglass.  
  • Run a sub-5 hour marathon, at least once.
  • Run a sub-2 hour half marathon. I WILL do this if it is the only thing I accomplish in 2013.
  • PR in the 5K with a 24:xx time.
  • PR in the 10K with a 53:xx time. 
  • Run a 30K, automatic PR.
  • Finish a marathon with Mike by my side. He might need some convincing but I hope he will run the MDI marathon next to me, rather than ahead of me.

General

  • Run at least two races with friends by my side, whether I am pacing them, they are pacing me or it is just for fun.
  • Participate in at least three running relays, gotta keep up my status as a relayniac!
  • Race in at least two new states. 
  • Volunteer at a race at least once.
  • Be Mike's cheerleader at a race where only he is participating.  He did this twice for me this year and I need to return the favor, hopefully he picks a race that I won't be too jealous I'm not running!
  • Run 1,500 miles for the year.
  • Race at least 13 times, I'm doing 13 in 2013 (variety of distances).
  • Run another trail race.


Racing

  • Complete a 70.3 distance triathlon, with a smile on my face.
  • Participate in at least four USAT sanctioned events. This is mainly so that becoming a USAT member was worth it!
  • Compete in a cycling-only event.  
  • Compete in a triathlon on a relay team.

General

  • Go for a group bike ride. 
  • Ride around at least two more of the Finger Lakes. 
  • Become comfortable with general maintenance of my bike, and buy accessories that we need for them.
  • Become faster on the bike, my weakest leg of the triathlon. 
  • Swim, bike and run a total of 2,013 miles for the year (with my goal of 1,500 for running that means I need to swim and bike a total of 513 miles).


  • Remain injury free! I think this is a yearly goal.
  • Organize and display our race bibs and medals.
  • Start scrapbooking our running/triathlon journey.  I fell off the wagon with scrapbooking and hopefully this will get me back in the groove! 
  • Strength train as much as possible. 

What are your goals for 2013?

18 comments:

  1. Great goals! I did my post today too! You can totally do a sub 2 half!

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  2. I am totally aiming for triathlons in the new year too :) Including the half Ironman I have signed up for!

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  3. Doing a cycling-only event is on my list too. I think my aunt and I might do the Five Borough Bike Tour in NYC. Happy New Year! :)

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    1. That sounds like fun, I should look into that!

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  4. Wowsers! I am tired just from reading your goals! Impressive list :D

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  5. wow. those are some great goals! good luck

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  6. Absolutely awesome goals!!! GGS <3 to you. I followed your blog :)

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  7. I think you need to make your total SBR goal larger because 500ish miles of biking will be easy (even little old me did over 800 last year). Just not much of a stretch goal (though 1500 running is a HUGE stretch goal - way outside of what I can ever imagine). Can't wait to read all about your journey to your first HIM.

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    1. Oh I'm definitely going to do more than 500 miles of swimming and biking, but I guess it's a fall back goal if I don't hit 1,500 miles of running. I hope I do though!

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  8. nice! I'm doing 13 in 13 too- Half Marathons. your goals seem much more difficult. tri is like a foreign language to me.

    happy13!

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  9. W-ow! This is an impressive list of goals! I can't wait to read all about you achieving them :)

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  10. It looks like you'll have a busy 2013! Happy New Year!

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  11. I did my goals post today too and love reading everyone's. You have so many great goals. I am focusing on 13 in 2103, but I would love to add a relay. I have never done one.
    Oh, and goal 2 - my first tri. Be prepared for lots of confused emails come summer.

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  12. Awesome goals! I am diving head first into the world of triathlons after dabbling in them over the past few years. What 70.3 are you doing this year?! I am doing Timberman in NH in August and it will be my first :) Looking forward to following your training and best of luck in 2013!

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    1. My husband and I are doing the Musselman Triathlon in Geneva, New York on July 14th. Good luck with your 70.3!

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  13. you know what i love the goal of running a race with friends, that's something I really want to do as well!

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  14. Love these goals! Working on my post currently, but glad I stopped by to read yours! :) Can't wait to follow along!

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  15. I love your goals and am excited to follow your journey this year!! :)

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