Skip to main content

What Is On My Race Calendar for 2010?

If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know that I am a very big advocate of having goals. There is no way that I could have trained a year for Ironman Canada without having milestone goals along the way.

In 2009 I raced 2 sprint triathlons (Delta Tri and North Shore Tri), 2 Half Ironman (Victoria and Vancouver), the big show at IMC 2009, one 5km race (Las Vegas), a Half Marathon (New Balance Fall Classic) and to wrap it all up, a Marathon (Florida Marathon). It has been a fantastic year of training, racing and personal achievements.

Many triathlete and runner blogs I follow are now starting to make public their races and goals for 2010. Which got me thinking about my 2010 goals. At this time last year, I had my race schedule planned and was two months in to my IMC training plan.

So what do I have on my race calendar for 2010? Well....nothing.

2010 in my house is known as "The Year Of Tim". My always accommodating and supportive husband is having a milestone birthday in 2010 and declared it 'his year'. How could I argue with that? After all, he did spend ALL of 2009 working his life around my crazy training schedule and big racing goals. Tim hasn't finalized his goals yet but there is a lot of talk about marathons, paddling and travel. He has signed up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

For 2010, I am going to keep swimming, biking and running. Perhaps do a few running races, sprint triathlons and possibly a Half Ironman.

Ultimately, my main goal for 2010 to show Tim the same level of support for his goals that he showed me this year. :-)

Happy Training!


Matt said…
what a great example of teamwork! Good on you.
And being an Sherpa is just as rewarding as being the athelete.

Btw, is there any new podcast episodes on the horizon?
LostTrailRunner said…
Took your last podcast on my long run, helped me get through the workout.


LostTrailRunner Podcast
Drusy said…
I remember you talked about the Year of Erin on RRT! What a strange way to manage your goals. I'm not sure I could handle a whole YEAR! But I guess your goals are much longer term than mine. Good luck with the year of gracious compromise!
My hubby & I rotate training time, it works for us! Though before kids, my husband had "the summer of Ken". I can still hear him saying it...

Popular posts from this blog

Pave Culture Cycliste - Barcelona Bike Shop

In March we took a family trip to Spain for spring break.  The primary reason for this trip was to attend football (soccer) matches in Madrid and Barcelona.  As a family, we researched this trip A LOT and found A LOT of very cool things to do in the cities we visited (Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona).  One of those cool things was a destination bike shop in Barcelona.

We set aside one afternoon to head out to the shop.  Not having rented a car, we studied the train routes and schedules and determined it was about 30 mins outside of Barcelona in El Prat del Llobergat.  

After missing our first train by about 2 minutes, we had to wait another 30 minutes for the next train.  This was the first of our missed connections and confusion for this journey.  Once we arrived at the train station closest to the shop, we still had about a 20 minute walk to the shop.  It is an industrial area so there were no taxis to be found.  The whole time we were travelling to the shop, I was secretly worried tha…

SOLD! Bike for Sale - 2010 Orbea Onix

June 3 update **Thanks to everyone who enquired about my bike.  It is now sold and going to a great new home**
To make room in my garage for a my new road bike, it is time to let my Orbea Onix move to a new home.
This is a fantastic bike for the new or experienced cyclist looking for a full carbon road bike at good price.
$1700 2010 Orbea Onix Road Bike Size 51 (I am 5'6") SRAM Force group set (shifters, brakes, crank, derailleur) Shimano wheels with Continental 4 Season Tires Brand new Fizik saddle  Brand new bar tape SL-K Seat zero offset seat post Arundel Sport bottle cages Shimano 105 pedals (included if you want them)
Interested?  e-mail me at


In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today