If you follow me on social media, you know that I track my workouts religiously using a Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black) watch, which links not only to Garmin Connect, but to the Training Peaks app. There’s more data there than the average person needs, but technology has made tracking simple and all of my data goes directly to my amazing coach, Danielle Sullivan from Iron Fit Endurance. She prescribes the workouts, often detailing goal pacing, duration, etc. and once I’m done, she reviews the results, sends me feedback and may adjust subsequent workouts based on performance, heart rate and how I felt.
So, here’s what I did in 2017:
Swimming: 94 miles
Cycling: 2,017 miles
Running: 964 miles
Strength Training: 21 hours
I also participated in several races including two 70.3 mile triathlons (Eagleman and Atlantic City), the NYC Half Marathon and the NYC Marathon.
So what’s up for 2018? Here are my goals:
Swimming: 100 miles
Cycling: 2,500 miles
Running: 1,000 miles
Strength Training: 40 hours
In 2017, I had personal bests in virtually every race I ran. Repeating that feat won’t be easy in 2018, but I’m focused on setting new personal records for several races, including Eagleman 70.3 and a fall marathon.
Why? Because beyond the medals, there’s the feeling of accomplishment after months of tireless work, the excitement of new challenges and the health benefits that accompany endurance sports.