Revisiting my goals for 2015

17 Dec

At the end of December 2014, I set out my goals for 2015, so I thought it was time for me to revisit them.

Goal 1:

GiveIt100

I am going to eat healthy food for 20/21 meals and assess my progress at the end of 100 days (14th April). I hope that I will lose 14lbs (6.5kg) in that time. I will record my progress on Give It 100.

I didn’t manage to achieve this goal. GiveIt100 has now closed – not that that affected my progress. I did work hard at eating healthily, but I think that this will always be a struggle for me. I have changed my goal from weightloss to fatloss this year, and had some success. When I was focused, I lost 9% body fat in as many weeks!

Goal 2:

ABPlogo

I am going to work hard on my speed between now and 26th April by attending Thursday night track sessions. I will also run on Monday evenings. My aim is to complete Southampton HM in under 1:55, with under 1:52:19 as my ultimate goal, as that would be a PB/PR.

I did attend regular track sessions with Southampton Tri Club. I really love track running and think that it’s good to incorporate speed work into your training, even if you’re training for long distance events. I also ran on most Monday evenings until April. Unfortunately, I wasn’t well when I toed the line, and had also not managed to train for three weeks before the race as I was cycling across Japan, so I was delighted to finish in 1:55:14. Not quite on my goal, but I think that’s close enough.

Goal 3:

Ironman Dublin logo

I want to achieve a PB/PR at Ironman Dublin 70.3 on 9th August. I completed Weymouth Half in 7:24. I think that a time of under 7 hours is possible if I work hard on all three disciplines. I will train for 14 weeks from 3rd May.

I smashed this goal! I finished in 6:45:38, taking over 40 minutes off my previous half iron PB!

Goal 4:

ScillySwimChallenge

I want to complete the Scilly Swim Challenge on 5th September. To do this, I will need to go open water swimming at least once a week between June and September. I will speak to my coach about how to train for an endurance swimming event such as this.

I was fished out of one leg (where most swimmers were ‘rescued’), but I did the rest of it, so that counts as a success 🙂

I’ve been a bit down on myself recently, but looking back, I can see that I did really well with some tough goals. Also, although I’ve always run a lot of races, but this year has been crazy:

  • 14 x 5ks
  • 3 x 10k
  • 2 x 10 miles
  • 3 x half marathons
  • 5 x sportives
  • 1 x duathlon
  • 2 x aquathlon
  • 2 x sprint tri
  • 2 x Olympic triathlon
  • 2 x 3km swim
  • 1 x 3.8km swim
  • 1 x 5km swim
  • 1 x paired 12 hour relay
  • 1 x team 24 hour relay
  • 17.5km swim.
  • 3 weeks cycling across Japan
  • 4 days leading a charity bike ride 400 miles from the Lake District to London.

A positive was that I won my Tri Club’s Merit Table, where points are scored by completing events, but a serious downside has been getting motivation to get back out there and train. Next year, I’m going to be more selective about the races I do!!!

How did you do this year? What are your goals for 2016?


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3 Responses to “Revisiting my goals for 2015”

  1. irunoffroad 17/12/2015 at 1:23 pm #

    Busy girl 🙂 Good Luck with all your challenges. I have various off road marathons in mind and the possibility of a 75K Ultra

    • tamsynsmith 17/12/2015 at 2:50 pm #

      Are Clarendon or the South Downs Way on your list? I’d love to do the Endurance Life Classic Quarter as it’s near to where I was brought up, but it doesn’t really fit in with my triathlon goals at the moment 😦

      • irunoffroad 17/12/2015 at 3:27 pm #

        I did the South Downs Way marathon in June, have a read of my Blog report. Clarendon is meant to be good but it clashes with my home town Barnstaple North Devon’s marathon !!

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