We all need something to work towards. As athletes we strive to continually improve on our previous performances and tackle bigger challenges. It’s simply in our nature. As we edge day by day into 2022, have you set yourself some lofty cycling-related goals for this year?
I haven’t given much thought to big 2022 goals yet. It’s only day five. Plenty of time, right? Most years I’ll aim to ride further than the previous one. Last year was such a ripper and a new personal best for me, so I don’t think it’s going to be feasible. On Strava I’ll set my yearly goal to 10,000km and see how things go.
I’ll keep on hitting the regular metric centuries. The monthly Resolution Rides are a great way to maintain motivation and get me out the door during the colder months.
One thing that’s been lacking is climbing. There’s usually a fair bit of overall elevation gain spread across my rides, but they tend to lack those longer, sustained climbs. Honestly I’m spoilt for choice when it comes to climbs in and around Hobart, so it shouldn’t be so. There are many choices that range from a 10 minute effort to longer climbs lasting over an hour. I really should conquer another ascent of the 10-mile HC rated Mount Wellington at some stage too!
So back to you… Do you have one BIG goal for this year? Perhaps a target event or race? Or do you plan to knock off a number of smaller goals spread throughout the year?
Got some advice for me before I get stuck in? Let me know below!