My main focus for 2014 is Ironman Wisconsin. I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses when it comes to triathlon training and racing.
Strengths: Swimming and Running
Swimming…Growing up on Lake Okoboji, I have been swimming since I was VERY young. I am not the fastest swimmer, but I am consistent…I can swim at a steady, comfortable pace for hours. I know swimming is a strength of mine, but I still have plenty of room for growth and I definitely want to get faster in the water.
Running…In 2004 I ran my first race. I definitely wasn’t fast, I had no idea what to expect and I had no idea where my running would take me. But, over the course of nearly 10 years, I have gotten stronger and faster. I want to continue to get stronger, more powerful and faster on the run so that I will have a strong finish at Ironman Wisconsin 2014!!
Weaknesses: Biking and Mental Focus
Biking…I am definitely not a strong cyclist, but I work hard on every ride to push myself to be faster, stronger, more powerful and more confident on the bike. In 2014, I will get out and ride more in all kinds of conditions and with people who will push me to become a stronger and more confident cyclist. The more I ride, the stronger and more confident I will become.
Mental Focus…When I first started training and racing, mental focus was not even on my radar. I really haven’t spent much time on mental training until this last year. In 2013, I spent quite a bit of time on mental preparation and it really paid off. I felt stronger, I had multiple PRs and I had fun in the process. In 2014, I will spend time everyday mentally preparing and building confidence in myself to be the best I can be!!
I am determined to work hard and spend more time in 2014 making my weaknesses morph into strengths 🙂
As an athlete, what weaknesses would you like to see morph into strengths???