Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | January 15, 2015

My 2015 Race Season Goals

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, cyclist, multisport athlete or tennis player, you should take a few minutes to consider your goals for the upcoming season. If you follow this blog, you know I am an advocate of SMART goals, which are goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. If you set goals for yourself, always make sure they are SMART. You should also consider both process and outcome goals. For example, my process goals for the 2015 season are as follows:

  • Perform an 8-minute Field Test at an average power output of 264 watts
  • Set a PB for a 10-mile SD training race (26:29 on 4/25/11)
  • Set a power output PB for a 10-mile SD training race (234 watts on 2/27/12)
  • Set PB for 40-mile training ride (1:54:00 on 7/23/07)

These are process goals because they not connected to a specific race or event, but to my training rides (the training race is just another solo workout but I try to get really motivated for it). I have 6 outcome goals as well:

  • Set a PB for an Arizona 20K TT (32:24 on 1/29/12)
  • Set a PB for an Arizona 30K TT (49:11 on 5/1/11)
  • Set a PB for an Arizona 40K TT (1:06:42 on 1/20/10)
  • Set a PB for the South Mountain TT (25:44 on 5/12/12)
  • Set a PB for the Sonoita Patagonia TT (27:03 on 7/25/10)
  • Set a PB for the Thunder Road TT (41:38 on 6/5/11)

These are outcome goals because they are connected to specific races and events that take place at designated times. You can download a list of my 2015 goals here.

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