I’m making bunch of fitness goals for 2017, because that’s what I do. But my 2017 is about two things: getting stronger and getting faster and, with this in mind, I am structuring my year around 3 goal races:
May 7: Mississauga Half-Marahon, MAYBE Full
The distance depends on how I feel coming out of Dopey. If I commit to the half, I want to run sub 1:45. If I commit to the full, I want to run sub 4:00. I plan to chill after Dopey, then commit to a very tough 12-week training program beginning Feb. 28. I did a 16-week plan for NYC and it felt like too much. I was burned out by the end. So I’m going to cut the length, up the intensity and see how I respond.
July 10: Toronto Triathlon Festival Olympic Distance Tri
I’ve done four sprint tris now and it’s time to upgrade. So let’s double the distance and see how hard it is. I’ll take two weeks off after Mississauga, then put together an 8-week training plan.
October 22: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
This is my A+ goal race. I’m going to run as fast as I fucking can. I have the idea of BQ dancing in the back of my head, but will set a more realistic goal closer to. I’ll take the rest of July off, then, depending on how I respond to Mississauga training, commit to a 16-week or a 12-week plan.
Bring it on, 2017.