Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy New Year!!!
- Gong Xi Fa Chai!! Just in time for the Chinese New Year!! I just got this picture from RJ (thefirstgrader.blogspot.com) last night.
- This picture was taken in Tarak Ridge last year, December. If you notice I was kneeling down. The winds were so strong that standing for this pic was difficult.
- I believe this year is the year of the Ox which is also the year I was born (1985). I am expecting a lot this year. I will also expect to work hard on training which I've already started.
My 2009 Goals:
I have several goals for the year 2009. Some of them are goals carried over from 2008. Here are some of them.
1. Finish a Marathon - This was a goal that I had last year which I didn't get to do. Running and finishing 42kms is definitely a goal this year. I was excited about the Philippine Marathon which was supposed to happen on March 8 but was moved. This gives me ample time to train. All marathons are scheduled at the later part of the year. A half marathon - The Cordura Half Marathon - will be held on March 22.
2. Become a Triathlete - I've been bitten by the bug. And now I'm in the triathlon fever. I've started training to be a triathlete this year. My goal is to finish an olympic distance triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) but in any case a sprint distance will do.. nothing below that. Triathlon training could be really tough. I have to find time to train all three sports during the week. And without a lap pool near by, I ride 14kms to Adventist University of the Philippines to swim, then ride 14kms home. So far, training is going along fine. I haven't really cut down on running as I also have to train for a marathon.
So what have I done so far to see that this goals are met?
- I have been more serious with training. I've also found out that cross training like cycling could improve endurance during the run. Just recently, I finished third in a local short-distance run we had.
- I am building a road bike. Almost complete. I plan to complete it by next month. The frame is of time trial geometry (76 deg. of seat angle). I've been using a mountain bike (MTB) on the road for training which isn't really the use for it. I plan to start piling in more miles with my TT bike. I'll post a pic of the bike when it's complete. ^^