Lose weight. Dont want to put a KG figure on it because finding whats considered a healthy weight for my size is hard. Waist size is a better measure maybe so I will aim for getting it below the BHF guideline of 94cms.
Just chill the fudge out. We’re at the end of a bloody stressful period of bereavement, shortage of money, health issues (minor), upheaval and turmoil. We’re both now 50 something semi retired and it’s definitely time to calm down.
Wherever that leads is good but I’d like to get back into leaning the piano, building a shed, sorting the motorcycle and fixing up the house. Now MrsS is home cutting down on alcohol is a given.
Managed 9 weeks over 7h in the last quarter of ‘22 but went to pot when I got sick two weeks ago.
I believe this tied in with my uncharacteristic weight loss in that part of the year so supports my second goal - at least how my scales measure it, would be the lightest I’ve been in many years. I think the excess fat is my performance and health limiter so this is key to three and four.
A sub 5 half iron at Cotswolds 113 would be moving to another level for me and given I didn’t even try one this year maybe a bit optimistic but I think I have a solid plan. I’m using what I learned in 20/21 and also focussing on consistency over volume.
A sub 12 Ironman at Frankfurt would be the reward for hitting my other goals and a step further along my five year plan and needs a 4.5h run leg - punchy.
European middle distance duathlon when announced (would love a podium)
Robinhood half marathon (coincides with dropping the boy off at Uni)
Scottish Du champs AG podium
Sub 3 marathon TBC
Apart from that race locally where possible and do more TO this year
Sub 5 70.3
Sub 1:27 half
Sub 40 10K
3:10ish marathon (and maybe a GFA for 2024)
All of which are dependent on doing some actual training and entering some races. I doubt I’ll be in 1:27 shape for the Brass Monkey in a fortnight.
I had considered another go at the Hardmoors 55 but interest is waning currently, I’m not even sold on the marathon.
Off the pitch I’m hoping I can get back to visiting a couple more cities\capitals, not sure I’ll be leaving Europe this year though. And Serbia & Kosovo is flaring up again, there’s a few countries that are going to have to go to the bottom of the list!
After a very slow Q4 this year, I’m recovering some motivation. Previous experience tells me that my weight will drop back to 80kg (ish) so long as I pedal 100 miles a week. It’s a long way above my old racing weight (c70-72kg) but don’t think that’s ever happening again!
My trip to the Alps ticked off some big cols from the bucket list but the heat meant it wasn’t as enjoyable an experience as I’d hoped. So, decided to hit one of my (several) UK targets instead of travelling:
Cycle regularly and do some turbos when the weather is bad rather than mooch about