I think everyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge dreamer when it comes to running, duathlon and cycling. I am very passionate about my hobbies and truly believe that I have a lot more room to improve, even at my advancing age.
I have only been running since mid-2005 and cycling since late-2006, therefore, I really haven't been at it for very long but I think my results show that I have come a long way from the overweight, inactive person I was before I got into this lifestyle.
All this being said, I aim big every year when I set up my goals. In 2010, I hit some targets but also missed many results I was hoping to achieve. Much of this can be linked back to the high swim standards I expected to reach. I did not get to that point and realized the lack of excitement and training opportunities for that sport were holding me back from doing what I really love - running and cycling.
I came up with the following 5 goals that I want to work with Coach Tyler to achieve this season. Some are running specific and others are duathlon in nature.
1. Sub 1:20:00 Mississauga Half Marathon
2. Top 10 at Victoria's Duathlon
3. Sub 17:00 5k or sub 35:00 10k (depends on which distance fits into my schedule this year)
4. Sub 2:00:00 Olympic Duathlon
5. Top 3 Overall at Ontario Duathlon Championships / 1st AG
It would also be nice to match the number of wins I had in Duathlon in 2009 (before I entered the world of triathlon last season).
Some people do not like to share their goals, and I totally get where they are coming from, but I like to put it all out there. If I don't hit some of these in 2011, hopefully, somebody will point it out and I will work even harder to make it happen in the future.