My initial post about Pre-Season planning turned some heads over at Team Estrogen’s forum. Many people were excited to talk about their 2010 goals, but after 4 pages of women’s goals there were a few asking me if I was crazy. They looked at November and December as resting times, or they may still be trying to complete 2009.
All these things are fair, but I find planning out your season prior to the holiday season makes things easier and you may eat one less serving of mash potatoes.
We didn’t get many comments on the blog about 2010 plans, so let me start off mine:
- Training for Trans Iowa. The race is the end of April, and it will be roughly a 30 hour race across the “B” + “C” roads of Iowa. Cyclocross and mountain bikes are much needed.
- The rest of the year I’ll be doing what I can, when I can. Maybe continue the local weekly mountain bike series, hit a couple longer distance mountain bike races like the 100 miler, or 12/24 hour lap type.
- Smaller goals include stretching more, strength training and losing about 15 pounds of fat (hopefully gaining back 8 pounds of muscle.)
Now these are my goals, there are many things behind them like finding a better fit saddle for 300 miles on a cyclocross bike, the proper lighting, nutrition and preparing my mind for all of it. I knew this task was daunting and overwhelming so I have suited myself up with proper testing and coaching.
Next time we will be talking about what type of testing, what coaching does for you and why even someone getting into cycling or trying to lose weight could benefit from all of this.