Training Goals for 2020:
If registering for races is an effective way to increase motivation, this year is off to a great start!
Over the next couple of months, I'm planning a winter navigation trifecta of the DGL Snowshoe Raid (with Dee), the Stars Winter Adventure Race (with Browner) and the CNYO Snowgaine (with 'Bent). If there is decent snow this winter, XC skiing and snowshoeing will be top priority. I'll be doing a bunch of running later this year but winter sports will be a good foundation.
April - Costa Brava Stage Run, Spain - 3-day, 85 km trail running stage race along the Mediterranean. So far, 4 other friends have signed up. Please come! :)
May - Storm The Trent Trek Elite adventure race with Coach LD
September - Whistler Alpine Meadows Triple WAMMY - 3-day, 86 km trail running stage race with 4,750 m of elevation gain. A bunch of friends have signed up so far.
October - Javelina Jundred 100K - Hallowe'en party in the desert with Funderstorm
Given that I have two 3-day stage races coming up, I'll look for ways to mimic that in training.
- No zero days on AP
- 450+ total hrs
- 260+ hrs of Running + Snowshoe Running + Orienteering + Snowshoe Orienteering + Skate Skiing (I group them together so I don't feel forced to choose between two options that provide similar benefits.)
- 6+ hrs of Strength/Mobility/Yoga each month, 80 hrs for the year
Some Training Strategies:
- At least 2 morning sessions per week
- At least four 5+ km sessions on foot per week (running, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering).
- More mountain biking
Outside of AP, I've got a bunch of other ideas for 2020 ranging from weight loss to mini-adventures to playing musical instruments to scanning old photos. Gotta go - I'm falling behind!