My goals for the year, color coded, green for the ones I acheived, yellow for ones I'll give myself partial credit on, and red for the ones I didn't. Find something biigger than Greylock
- done, Mt. Lemmon is now my biggest ever climb. Break 55 minutes on Greylock
- 54:21, blew through that one with some time to spare. Break 5,000 miles
- fell 99 miles short. Just didn't have it in me, because...Outclimb Chris, including his chairlift elevation gain
- I was 40,000 feet behind when I left for Spain in early November, and he got one final 9k day in on the lift. I came back, and just massacred my legs doing 70k feet of vertical in 6 weeks (Strava helpfully pointed out that their average user rode 25k feet of vertical in 2019, for perspective). I'm fucking cooked
, but I did finish the year 5k in the lead and once I have a few more days to recover, I ought to be in pretty killer climbing shape. Take 5 KOMs in my neighborhood running up Winter Hill, including one on my own street
I broke a collarbone which put me behind a bit both on training and on not having a "fast" bike to ride until August, at which point I got sick and had a hacking cough for a month. Excuses, excuses. Of the 5 I rode three this year, took 2 of the three (including my street to the top of Prospect Hill), and am currently 3rd on the third, one second off the KOM. I'll keep working on this one in 2020. Power to weight over 4w/kg.
I'll need to do a final FTP test once my legs spring back a little to see where I ended the year, but more likely than not I'm still going to be around 3.7k/kg, which is a modest increase from 2018, but not as much as I'd hoped. Moving your FTP is hard, and while I lost weight, I didn't lose as much weight as I'd hoped this season. Prep for a 2020 Everest attempt by doing a ride with at least a half Everest of elevation gain.
Well, especially the last half of the year I did get a lot of climbing in, but my biggest single ride was 10k feet. Everesting is still a long term goal but probably more like 2021, where coincidentally I'll turn 40. Giving myself partial credit, though, for doing a ton of climbing, equal to roughly 10x up Everest, which is a great baseline to start training from for this coming year.10 minutes on Wachusett
I never actually got a chance to ride Wachusett this year. 10 minutes will be tough, but I'm confident I can beat my PR, at a minimum. 200 miles in one ride
Ran out of time. Biggest was 165 in September, and while that was ectremely hilly and a flatter course might have given me a chance, it was also pretty clear that by that point in the year daylight was going to be a real constraint, and I didn't have the time to burn another vacation day before it got a lot worse. Don't get hurt
Yeah, about that... run 150 miles, improve my half marathon PR
I ended up barely running all year.
Still thinking about 2020 goals, so that can wait till we have a new thread.