Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: How do you plan to achieve your 2022 goals? You can write about this, or any other running topic. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
Earlier this month, I listed out my goals for 2022. Instead of setting specific running goals (for miles or races), I set a few Peloton goals and one goal for Orangetheory Fitness.
The main way I hope to achieve these goals is by being organized and keeping track of my progress, especially for the Peloton goals. To do this, I will utilize my planner. I’m “old school” and like to use pen and paper to write down my daily workouts. By keeping track of my workouts, I’ll be able to gauge how close I am to hitting the milestone number for the Peloton goals.
My Orangetheory Fitness goal is a little more specific so there’s two things I need to work on to PR my DriTri time – rowing and speed work for running.
The DriTri is made up of three parts – 2,000 meter row, 300 bodyweight exercises and a 5K run. My strength is definitely during the bodyweight exercises portion of the event. For some reason, I can get through those exercises very quickly. I know that I lose time on the rowing and running sections.
For rowing, I’m going to take a rowing workshop to help me correct errors in my form. My studio usually offers a free rowing clinic every few months so I will sign up for the next one.
For running, I am going to work on doing more speed work during my Peloton runs and trying to increase my push pace once I’m back at OTF (hopefully sometime next month).
Tell me: How do you plan to achieve your 2022 goals?
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I love your approach to fixing your weak spots in the DriTri Challenge! I think I would need a specific rowing clinic, too. It’s surprisingly technical.
I used to belong to a rowing club and I always struggled to get it right. It was quite frustrating. From what I could see in the club, it takes years of training to get it right. But once you’ve got it, you don’t forget it. Enjoy and all the best with your 2022 goals, Kim!
I’m looking forward to trying out the rowing clinic. I hope that it really helps me with my form. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get a lot of power because of my short legs lol.
Black Knight says
I agree it’s too fun to log our works with pen and paper.
Rowing is a great activity, many years ago I had a kayak and I spent good time rowing through the sea.
Good luck on your 2022 goals.
I have only rowed on a machine but would love to try rowing a kayak!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
How exciting to work toward PR’ing your next DriTri. It sounds like you’ve got a plan in place to make it happen! Can’t wait to follow along with your training. I always enjoy reading your DriTri recaps.
Wow, that’s a lot of Peloton classes! You’re going to be busy in 2022. Like you, I love old school tracking in my log book.
Thanks! It will be a busy but fun year, that’s for sure.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
I love how you plan. And that your goal are challenging even though you may not be doing live races.
You will have a busy year.
Good luck. It will be exciting to follow your progress
Thanks Darlene. I don’t see any races in my immediate future (maybe this Fall if things get better), so for the bulk of the year I’m okay with focusing on non-running related goals.
It definitely will take some planning to meet your Peloton goals, but I’m sure you can do it. I like paper planners too, although I need digital reminders to run my life. 😉
I always wanted to sign up for an OTF rowingf workshop but the timing never worked for me. I bet it will be really helpful.
It’s weird because for work I am all digital but for my personal life I’m a mix of digital and old school.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Sounds like you have a great plan in place, Kim! I love how specific it is. Go crush your goals!
Thanks so much Judy!
Yes, organization! I have a new planner, and i’m writing my goals for each week at the top of the page. I don’t have huge goals for the year like you do- i’m going month by month (or, week by week.). But you’re inspiring me! Maybe i’ll set some yearly goals after all.
Being organized just makes life so much easier!
Kimberly Hatting says
Woot!!! You’re going to have an exciting year!! I’m a pen & paper gal, too (could it be a Kim thing?) I like having a hard copy, in my hands, to plan things and gauge my progress.
Yup, I’m all about having a hard copy too!
Deborah Brooks says
I am also old school with writing things down. I also love how easy it is to keep track of the different types of classes. A rowing class tutorial sounds interesting. Looking forward to watching you crush your goals this year
I do love technology for certain things but when it comes to planning and appointments, I always like pen and paper. I think I’ll be that way forever, lol.
I like to plan with pen & paper too 🙂 I love the mix of Peloton and OTF goals you’ve set. Hopefully, things with covid will settle down and you’ll be able to get back into the OTF studio.
Thanks! I hope I can get back into the OTF studio tomorrow since the first Dri Tri of the year will be in March.
Zenaida Arroyo says
I agree that planning and organization will help meet your goals. I am using Google Keep for my Peloton goal. It is nice to put a check mark after I finish a class. Excited to follow along!
Using google for your Peloton goal is such a great idea!
What awesome goals!!! And a solid plan as well to get it done! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!