Got a 1 hour trainer session in yesterday and again today - this momentum will help me get caught up on the backlog of Heroes episodes I've collected since the fall. Felt pretty good, considering I hadn't been on the bike or trainer since early November. Sheesh.
Good news is my period of winter laziness was much shorter than last year - as long as I stick to it. Let's take a look back at 2009 and see how different it was from 2008:
- I bumped my total mileage up 9.5% from 2,640 miles to 2,889.
- My total "saddle time" was down 2%, largely due to the complete lack of indoor trainer sessions early in 2009 and the very late start of road work (May).
- For the same reason, I only logged 101 days with rides in '09 while in '08, I got in 112. Can't complain as most of those 101 days were on the road and not trainer sessions.
- Average monthly weight for the year was 172 vs. 2008's 177 lbs. (I'm starting 2010 at 169)
Things I'm happy about as I look back on 2009:
- Went from getting dropped to not only keeping up with the MRC Wednesday night crew but having a few very respectable performances.
- Rode 3 centuries during the year: Climb to the Clouds, Chatham-Provencetown and back, CRW Fall Century
- Regularly mixed in some good core body exercise as well as started to log a few running miles.
- No Wells Ave. races
- Couldn't afford to buy a CX bike.
- Didn't enter any races
- Got sick in the late fall and stayed off the bike until new year
Ok, enough about the past - what about the coming year? How about a few goals?
- Complete the Harpoon B2B
- Enter 5 Wells Ave races (early season)
- Enter Sterling Classic
- Enter 5 Charlie Baker time trials
- Save pennies for a CX bike and race it in the fall
- Make running a regular part of weekly workouts
- Set PR's for 20 and 40 miles
Is that too many? I didn't want to make it too easy!