Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Goals for 2008!!!!!!!!! THINK BIG!!!!!


Last year, i had some very big goal, winning the national championship, check! going under 9h, check and winning ironman canada....hummmmmmmm not done but almost! feel like a victory to me!


So, i had some big goals for 2007 and will do the same for 2008.... i will dream big....and dont care if it s realistic or not... I m the kind of person that dream a lot...when i run, i m most of the time running on ali drive on a dual with Macca or stadler.... even on my easy ride. I fuel a lot from simple dream, listening to music that inspirer me(avril lavigne!!!). So, it is extremly important to high goals...goals that justify the price of sacrifice and hard work that i put everyday. Also, i need something to get me going all these early morning in the pool and long hours in the windy road of new mexico! or when my legs are killing me and i need to do a double run in the day...actually... with paulo.... i need to run everyday... !!!! i do find it hard sometimes!!...often!


First goal: Winning a ironman!!! yeah, why not.... every idiot is allowed to win one... why not me! I dont care if it s just one.... i want one!!!! so i will have 3 chance! i will be racing ironman Arizona, Lake placid and hawaii!!!


Second goal: Finish top 10 in hawaii....!!!!!!!!! Yeah... time out here... i didnt even finish the race this year?&$%(*## Someone need a reality check!!!! well, i hate getting up early to swim.... so i guess a top 10 would be a consolation for that..... so that s a goal!!!!!


Third goal: break 2:50 for my marathon....... that would mean i would be a MAN by Peter Reid standar.....


Forth: Learn to play piano!!!! yeah, i just started a few days ago and it s really hard! I do need a cute girl to teach me!!!! i found one but she is far away so i m on my own on this one.... my first peice that i m learning is ''In dream'' of Lord of the Ring! I can annonce that i have succesfully play 10 notes in a row tonight!!!!!! yeah!!! I m already shopping for a nice 10 feet concert grand piano!!!!


ok....thats enough for one year.... if all this happen, i will be all set!!!!


today was a nice 5km swim 3X (4X100/1:20 400/5 minutes) then.... 20X50m on 40sec holding 33s....


Rode 90 minutes with 24X1 minutes z4.....


turkey tomorow for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks danny and misha!!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Al said...

Awesome goals which definitely make i easier to get up early. 2:50 for the marathon will rock.

ironjohn36 said...

yep!!!! under 2:50 would be unreal!!!! i have the 2:48 mark in my head... that is simply sick fast!!!!! maybe one day??!!!!

Anonymous said...

hello there

I read how you kinda of slamed the term genetic potential, so I am going to ask you what is your vo2max if you don't mind, good luck and I hope you reach your 2008 goals!
cheers
manny

ironjohn36 said...

well... i have been tested a few times... at the start of my career...(i always been a very active teenager) i score in the 50s..... 10 years later after loosing weight(one of the most important factor with many to change the vo2max, i was a 71!!! Now, that is far far away from some numbers of other athlete but vo2max is definitly not the deciding factor in ironman.... its a tiny components of a big puzzule and you can change your vo2max over the years.....

Jodi said...

Come on, Jonathan- you can do better than that! I want top 5 from you at Hawaii!

;-)

Jodi

khai said...

Did Gordo get to you? Why aren't you showing up for the rematch? WTF man, you need to HTFU! Man up and do the IMC/Hawaii double already! I hear he's planning a 2:48...

ironjohn36 said...

well, i would love to race gordo again! but it s not the beat gordo year... it was last year(and i did it!!!)

Canada is my favorite race, but i need to think about other things also....i will be back one day to hopefully win it...might just not be this year...

stevo said...

I like your thoughts on goal setting.
Big Dreams are the only ones worth having! Dreams become goals, goals become a mission, your mission becomes your reality.

Glad to hear training is going well.