Sunday, January 01, 2006

2006 Plans and Goals

I've been struggling with my 2006 race plans. I've decided to race less and train more. I had a great year last year, but I raced too much and wasn't able to train like I should. I want to train hard this year and improve my speed and endurance. So I may only do seven races this year (compared to 10 in 2005 and 16 in 2004). In general my races will be well spaced to give me time to recover and train (the February/March races are a little close together, but they are "must do" races so I'll make it work).

Here are my racing plans for 2006:
2/4/2006 - Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile. Goal: First trail 100

3/17/2006 through 3/19/2006 - Three Days of Syllamo stage race (20k, 60k, 50k). Goal: Have fun!

5/6/2006 - Prickly Pear 50k. Goal: 50k PR

10/14/2006 - Heartland 100 Mile. Goal: 100 mile PR

12/9/2006 - Sunmart 50 Mile. Goal: 50 Mile PR. Fantasy Goal: Break 11 hours
My personal goals for 2006 are pretty simple:
1. Lose 12-15 pounds.
2. Get a bike and cross train.
3. Work on speed.
That's it. Keeping it simple.

Since I'm talking about goals, I'd also like to state my long term goals and my fantasy goals:

Long Term Goals:
2007 - Badwater

2008 - Trans-Texas Run

2009 - Gobi March
Fantasy Goals:
Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail
Walk Across America
The Grand Slam
Other Races I'd like to do:
Desert R.A.T.S.
Trans Korea Ultramarathon (308 km)
Sahara Stage Race
Pikes Peak Marathon
Hard Rock
That's all for now. Good luck in the new year! I hope 2006 brings everyone happiness and success.