Monday, December 31, 2012
2012: A Statistical Review
117 January (PR)
137 February (PR)
516 March (PR)
330 November (PR)
175 December (PR)
In support of my cycling goals and other athletic aspirations, I spent 870 minutes on the trainer and 750 minutes on the treadmill—totals that were lower than usual because I was able to get outside more often—went hiking on 6 occasions and snowshoeing on 2, and completed 156 upper-body strength training workouts.
So, what is the plan for 2013, my 10th season as a cyclist? It’s still evolving. I need 4,570 miles to reach 40,000 and I think that’s a worthy goal. If a year from now I can say that I averaged 4,000 miles per year for 10 years, then I will be very satisfied. But like this year, 2013 won’t be all about the miles. Being competitive as a racer will be far more important. I will tackle another season of WORS—this time as a Cat 2 (Sport) racer—and I hope to do more WEMS races. Long-distance road events likely will have their place too. That gran fondo I find so intriguing, the Ride Across Indiana, is still out there. If RAIN makes it onto my 2013 calendar, then I might do a couple of brevets and centuries to prepare for it. When next fall comes around, I want to be smarter about my goals and preparations for the cyclocross season so that I don’t run out of gas before the state championships.
Watch for more specific plans in January as WEMS, Wisport and the WCA finalize their schedules.
Posted by Dave Hanrahan at 9:30 PM