Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Training Season 2011
It hasn't. I can't remember the last run over a 5K. Yesterday, after five months of stepping away, a discussion on how to make group training work for our family began and we came up with a plan to make this work, hopefully, for our family.
So, for 2011/2012. I am training with Get Fit. I'm limiting my group runs. I am limiting myself to group training for a half-marathon only. So, I'll be switching my Rock 'N Roll Savannah entry to a half (I think that has to happen at the expo in November.) I'm scouting out maybe a mid-summer HM - maybe a few others. My fall race goal: 26 seconds per mile off PR pace. (I thought about 26 minutes off PR, but that's a 2 minute/mile drop and I'm just not sure that's realistic. 26 seconds per mile is a ~6 minute PR. I think that's obtainable. That's a 10:50/mile pace for 13.1 -- or a 2:21:55 HM.
As far as triathlon, I'm stepping away from longer distances. I may do a few shorter (sprint/oly) races, but no half ironman for 2011. I don't know if that pushes IM out of 2012, but we'll see. I am not specifically training for any event. I'm going to cycle with family & friends. I'm going to swim when I can. I want to focus on my overall fitness level. I want to focus on nutrition. I want to focus on dropping some of the extra weight, and I don't think marathon training/half iron training is the means to an end. With IM 2012 still on the back burner, these are things I need to address now - well before that training cycle starts. My overall fitness goal: I will drop 26 pounds in next 12 months.
I also want to participate in the CrossFit Games in 2012. Sure, Sure, I could have probably given it a go this year -- but seriously, the first week's workout included Double-Unders. I can't do more than 1 without whipping myself with the jump rope. I need to work on skills, form. CF Goal: I will complete Level I & II testing before CF Games 2012.