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Team Waite: 2019 Race Calendar & Annual Plan

  • December 11, 2018
  • Blog

As 2019 race dates are being announced, we’ve been able to (mostly) finalize our 2019 racing plans & subsequent annual training plan. I’ve recently published a series of blog posts pertaining to Season Planning: Goal Setting, Race Selection, and Creating your Annual Training Plan. After talking the talk, I’ll now walk the walk and share our plans for the season ahead.

Race Selection

We’re pretty pumped about the upcoming racing season… both of us racing on the ‘young end’ of our respective Masters category of USAC/UCI championship events (me at 40, and Kathy at 45). On top of that… Marathon Nationals are relatively nearby, in north Texas, with terrain similar to what we’re used to here in the southwest; XC National Championships are in our backyard in Winter Park, Colorado, a place we are very familiar with (and historically very successful racing at); and to put the icing on the cake… the UCI XC World Championships are “drive-able” being held in the iconic Monte St. Anne in Quebec Canada!

I can’t think of better late August road trip than Monte St. Anne!

So there are our three “A” races for the 2019 season: Marathon Nationals, XC Nationals, and XC Worlds.Β The spacing on the Calendar works out fairly well with an early season peak at the beginning of May for Marathon Nationals, then two months to train and prepare for a late July XC nationals, and then another month to sharpen up for Worlds in late August. Of course we will have handful of additional races on the calendar in between these events with the goals of either obtaining points for improved start grid positioning or simply for training/fun.

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Cody’s 2019 Goals

  • November 5, 2018
  • Blog

With 2019 now just around the corner, it’s planning season: time get things dialed in and training on track.

I recently wrote an article on Goal Setting (readΒ here). Being a coach-athlete, I like to practice what I preach. So I figured I might as well share this process with you to better demonstrate the process and hold myself a bit more accountable. I went over the “hows” & “whys” in the article, so I’ll just cut to the chase and get to the goal setting and my thought process behind it.

MY 2019

Before I get to my 2019 ideas, I’d like to first reflect on my 2018 season. You can get the full recap in a previous post from August. My basic takeaways from what went well:

Strength Training: NAILED IT!

This was perhaps the single best thing I accomplished in 2018.

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