If you're like me, family, work and life must be balanced with the total number of hours you hope you can spend training. I learned from last year as well, that a training plan should really be considered a training guide. Let's face it - life happens. Keeping everyone in the family happy is what it's all about.
I also went through the exercise of capturing my goals for each race - something that was key to my mental 'success' in 2009. This is what they look like:
- Tempe: Under 3 hours
- Bismarck: Improve Tempe time by 20%
- Lake Stevens: Beat Mikel's (a friend) time of 5:46:56
- Branson: Under 5:30:00
- IM AZ: (1) Finish (2) Under 13:00:00
These feel very realistic and will help push me along throughout the year.