Moving targets

30/12/2012

Like many amateur sports-people, I try to find some time in the last few days of December to think about goals for the year ahead. I’m not a big fan of New Year Resolutions, but I do think it helps the motivation to have a list of targets to focus the training on.

The only organised event I have already entered for 2013 is the Tunbridge Wells half marathon in February. Oh, and I am also signed-up for & looking forward (in a masochistic sort of way) to the Janathon challenge

So far, my “wish list” for the year looks a bit like this:

  • Century Ride – Tonbridge Castle Ride in May might be a good option
  • A 2nd half marathon – much later in the year & hopefully at a more reasonable pace
  • A couple of trail runs – the Brighton Trailblazer this year was good fun. I’d like to do that 1 again + a longer, maybe 20K+, off-road run
  • Take some swimming lessons & complete a sprint-distance Triathlon

I would also like to get back to doing some kayaking, but I don’t think there will be time or budget for that in 2013.

Hopefully I can spread the goals out across the year. That way I will have a significant challenge to aim for every couple of months. Next step then, is to do some Internet surfing to find suitable events & dates.

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