14 December, 2008

2009 Cycling goals - out in the open

I do not have two-thousand-and-nine cycling goals. That would be hard to remember, not to mention hard to accomplish. Instead, I have 6. 
All of my goals are goals that I believe I can accomplish (with a good dose of luck, of course) because I think it is unwise to set impossible goals. At first, I was hesitant to post these publically (partially from a fear of jinxing myself and partially from a fear of posting my goals in such a public place) but I have come to realize that the first fear is silly and the second will actually help me. By posting my goals pubically, I am giving myself more people to answer to, as well as more people who can support me as I work towards realizing these goals. So, here goes:
(Note: I started writing these in order of importance, but then I realized that the "less important" ones are actually incredibly important and will help me accomplish the "more important" ones. So now I've decided they are all equally important!)


1. Make the US U23 (Under 23) Team for the 2009 Mountain Bike World Championships to be held in Canberra, Australia.

2. Make the US Team for, and WIN, the 2009 U23 Continental Championships to be held in Santiago, Chile.

3. Improve my endurance so that I can ride hard for the entire race and finish strong.

4. When racing, start strong, but not too strong.

5. Get enough sleep.

6. Stretch every day.

3 comments:

sbrtv said...

Awesome goals. I want to do 2-6 too, especially stretching every day.

I'll be keeping you honest. :-)

Make a note in your calendar to come back and read this post every month or so.

Dante said...

Excellent goals my friend. I'd like to think I'll be rooting for you from the other side of the tape in Canberra this fall, but we'll have to see about that. I'll certainly be rooting from the north if nothing else!

tite said...

the last one, "stretching everyday" is crucial as injury prevention and everybody knows it but few do it. It's my job: I run marathons because i practice yoga and this is the message I want to spread .