Goals for June 2016
I don’t know about you guys, but I am having an amazing 2016. I have gotten comments about how I am blogging less these days and although I do apologize, I am just in a stage of my life where I need to prioritize my health and budget my time. With my current work and training schedule, being up late to blog just is not a healthy idea for me. I do it when I can and I still absolutely love it but when you keep your life really full, a few things have to give, right?
Speaking of full, May flew by in the best possible way. I had set out some big goals to tackle…so how did I do?
PB the 10 KM distance. A+
Was it the time I was going for? No. But I am proud of my performance and I had an amazing time running with my friends. You can read the recap here.
Be proactive about an injury A+
I took the better part of three weeks completely off running and am slowly adding it back in now that June has hit – pain free and feeling better and stronger than ever. My friend Hollie just wrote a great post on taking a break from running here. I will be writing a little bit more on what went on and how I treated it in the coming week or so.
Increase bike training volume and incorporate technical mountain biking skills. A+
I’ve started incorporating weekly rides with some local friends who are amazing for teaching me bike care, how to float over technical portions of the trail and how to increase my speed. I love to have people in my life who tell me to bring a headlamp because a 3 hour ride on a week night in completely sane for them. I made enormous improvements in my riding and look forward to continue on the upward trend this summer. I have been warned that my fall A race, Raid International Gaspesie has blistering speed on technical single track. I have to up my game if I am going to survive.
Survive my first 72 hour adventure race. A++
Better than I ever even dreamed! I’ll be back with a full race report as soon as the film footage is available in the next couple weeks, but just know I did it and it was amazing.
Have a good birthday. A
There is nothing more smiley than the day after an adventure race and I had a restful day travelling home, drinking lattes and eating pizza and nutella. What more could you want?
Get outside for 30 minutes each day. A++
Considering I live outdoors when I am not at work, this was not difficult.
So now that we have switched to June, what am I hoping to accomplish?
1. Master some technical pieces of triathlon at a training camp.
I am headed to Lake Placid this month for a training camp with my coach and some of the Performance Project athletes. I am hoping to master some of the things that I struggle with such as open water swims and smooth, fast transitions.
2. Do a practice triathlon to test where I am at in advance of the Muskoka 70.3
I am hoping to do the Welland Triathlon at the end of the month and it will be a great opportunity to put my training camp learnings to use and ensure I am a well oiled machine for the half ironman.
3. Sleep 8 hours a night.
I have a huge sleep deficit to tackle post 72 hour race and that means being pretty strict with socializing in the evenings this June. My work month is littered with golf tournaments, conferences and internal reviews so it is important that I limit everything else to make sure I am performing well at work and on the race course in July. June is the final month to prep and I am determined to do it right.
4. Wear sunblock while I am training outside
I am pretty bad with this one, especially when I think I am completely covered up with clothing.
And that’s all for this month!