Drum roll please- In no particular order my 2010 goals are-
1- Get my weight down to 186 pounds.
- FAIL! ENDED THE YEAR AROUND 190 lbs. SO CLOSE THAT I AM NOT UPSET AT ALL.
This is the maximum allowable weight for my height per the US Department of Defense and therefore I am using it as my standard. On 1/1/10 I was 231 pounds therefore it is about 46 pounds to lose and that would mean an average of less than 1 pound per week. I think that is obtainable. I feel I would be pretty lean at this size and am not interested in getting to much smaller, I might look weird with a big neck and little waist.
2- Bench Press 200 Pounds, Squat 200 Pounds, Dead lift 200 pounds
-Completed 12/23/10. I CAN FINALY LIFT MORE THAN MY BODY WEIGHT!!!
These amounts in these exercises were how you got on the leader board for my high school football team. At the time I could only bench press 95 pounds. At the time I set these goals my most recent max for bench press was 160. As of today, I have not done a 1 rep max, however according to the sign on the wall at the gym since I can lift that becasuse of the weight and reps in my normal work sets (155x10). I did several sets of 200lbs squats last week and dead lifted over 200lbs last weekend. This appears to be coming along well.
3- Compete in a 5k.
-At midnight on 1/1/10 I completed this goal in about 33 minutes.
4- Finish a 5k in under 30 minutes. -Ran 5k in 29 minutes on 09/08/10 but want to run it in a race.
-09/18/10 Tarheel Realty II 5k 26:40. CHECK!!
I have not signed up for another race since. Found several but I had conflicts. I have finished a 5k circuit on a treadmill in 29:50. I will call this done when I do it in a race. It may be slow to you but its my goal damn it!!!
5- Finish a Triathlon. -Completed the TRI-4-FUN in 1:33, still want a sanctioned event. See #7.
I originally planned to compete in one a month via trysports with set up events from march until September. However, the money I saved for my road bike was put to use by my wife as a down payment on a house. She says its a better investment but I'm not agreeing yet.
6- Finish a triathlon in under 2 hours.- Completed the TRI-4-FUN in 1:33, still want a sanctioned event. See #7.
I figured for a sprint course 15 minutes on a 300m swim would be more than enough, and hour on the bike and 30 minutes on the run, add transition time and a buffer and viola! I haven't done this yet for the reason above. If you think this is too slow....see #4 and kiss my ass.
7- Finish a triathlon in under 1.5 hours. -Completed Take Flight Sprint Triathlon on 1:16:21. CHECK!!
Basically motivation to improve. Please see #4 and #6 for questions and then kiss my ass again.
8- The last week I have been considering adding another goal. Either compete a 10k, 5 miler, 10 miler, or half marathon. I would also like to compete in a half century (or even century if I can work up to it) or a MTB endurance race. Lastly, I am also looking to join a running club or group to stay motivated.
- 09/12/10 Half Century bike ride in 3:49.
- 10/30/10 10k race in 54:44
-Mangum Track Club 15 mile shirt run
-Turkey Trot Half Marathon