Friday, January 13, 2012

The 2012 Plan

I am a planner. With all the stuff I keep on my plate on a daily basis, if I don't have a plan I am doomed. Usually my plan is more of a daily thing, but as a triathlete, it is nice to have an annual plan as well. My "plan" consists of my race schedule and then how everything will revolve around that.

Those of you who took a peek at my 2012 vision board certainly got a few hints as to what is in my plan for this year, but today I am officially announcing that I am all in for Rev3Tri Cedar Point FULL REV!!



September 9, 2012
2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run.
140.6!!!





This is not a decision that I made quickly or lightly. I've been seriously thinking about it for a few years, but I always felt that I did not want to take a stab at it until Noah was in kindergarten. Last year I was able to support Kel as he tackled this distance and that was certainly inspiring and motivating. Two years ago when I brought up the idea of Kel racing a full before me, he told me he felt like I should do one first since I started in the sport first, which was very sweet. But it was great for me to support him in his training and see how it worked with our family before I took a stab at it.

So, 2012 is my year!! To guide me through my journey I have Sonja Wieck in my corner, which is also great! I always thought Coach Mary would see me to the finish line of my first 140.6, but when she had the wonderful opportunity to move over to QT2, I felt like that meant I should explore my options a bit. I've known Sonja since I met her in 2009 as a member of Team Trakkers and my thoughts were immediately drawn to her. She is a crazy good triathlete (although, I am firm believer that a good triathlete does not necessarily make a good coach), she is a mother and a wife, and she has an amazing work ethic. After a lot of emailing back and forth, we both decided that we were a good fit, and I started with her in November.

A lot of my training in November and December was recovering my fitness that I had lost since my accident in September. Everything is moving along nicely (albeit a bit slow - not that I am worried about that or anything!!), and January has brought lots of solid base volume, which I am loving. I think Sonja and I are really starting to "get" each other, which is so important in an athlete/coach relationship.

There are many more facets to my 2012 plan, and I will be revealing those throughout the rest of the month. Let's just say though, that Rev3 will again play a huge part in my season! I'm excited for the year and if you wonder why I'm not posting as much, it's probably because I'm training!!

16 comments :

  1. Wow huge news! All the best with training. 2012 is YOUR year!

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  2. yay! happy to have you as part of the pony party...er...CULT!

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  3. Big news!! Good luck! You've totally got this!

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  4. Just announcing something like this and saying it out loud is a major step! Can't wait to see how all your training comes together!

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  5. wooohooo! I am looking forward to hearing how that race goes for you-its on my list!

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  6. How exciting!! I am hoping to make it to CP (not to race but to help out with r3) and would love to cheer you on!!!

    GO PONY!!!

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  7. niiiice. love hearing this, friend!! you're going to have a great year!

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  8. What awesome news!!! Can't wait to follow your training!!

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  9. Go girl!!!! That's great news!! Excited to follow your journey this year!!

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  10. Whooo hooo!!! So excited for you!

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  11. So awesome! The Cedar Point race is definitely on my "must do" list.

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Woo-hoo!! I want to hear from you!

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