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Setting Goals for 2010

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I didn’t do a very good job identifying specific fitness goals for this year. I pretty much operate on a non-stop “harder, better, faster, stronger” model of fitness and self-improvement.

Some things that I’ve started taking more seriously lately are:

Strength training. For this I’m using workout videos and 5lb hand weights. I know that “toning” is supposed to be a silly form of strength training, but I’m currently at the point where toning exercises really do slay me -sad, I know. I feel like I need to do this to build up a base level of strength before I can pursue more hardcore methods of training.

Speed training (middle distance). I’ve done the marathon thing, I have stamina to spare, so now I need to focus on getting faster. That means shortening my distances down to 4 or 5 miles tops and utilizing other types of workouts than the tempo run.

Coaching/Captaining. I’m always looking for ways to become a more effective captain and coach to my team. I hope to attend a coaching clinic in February that might give me a push in the right direction.

Making progress in these areas will, I hope, help me become a better athlete in 2010.

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January 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

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