Now that the big race which has captured my focus for the last year is over… and I’ve taken a few weeks off from structured workouts, I’m starting to get the itch again.
Yes, I might be slight goal orientated. 🙂
I’ve toyed around with the idea of doing BCBR again in 2019, but that’s 2 years away. And although I don’t have the immediate urge to ‘race’, I’m always on the quest to be better on the mountain bike. So, I while I figure out what events/adventures I’d like to tackle in 2018, I already have a short list of goals to focus on for now.
- Get Faster. I’m still working on the actual measurable goal for this one and it’ll likely be a target time for 2hour local ride, so that I can gauge my progress. I want to get faster overall, and that’s going to take some saddle and weight room time. Good things is that I’ve already started the base miles.
- Get Better. And by better, I mean better skills. This one is going to be harder to gauge… and I’ve started with a general “see if I can get better at a particular trail without sh*ting myself by the New Year”.
- Get Leaner. Better strength to weight ratio should help with #1 & #2. Easy to monitor! 5 pounds of fat (for a start). My days of having washboard abs are gone, but that doesn’t mean that I still can’t have more tone than today.
That’s it. Simple(-ish).
Time to get on the bike again!