This week, I am linking up with Kookyrunner and Zenaida for Tuesday Topics again and we’re talking about our summer fitness goals. This is going to be a busy summer for me. I have a few field trips coming up, my workload is going to be pretty heavy for the next few months, and my family will be here for 3.5 weeks.
Still, fitness is a priority and will always be fit in somehow. Gotta keep the streak going! Here’s what’s on my calendar for the next few months.
Power Zone Summer Challenge – June 13 to July 25
Ever since I got my Peloton in August 2021, I’ve been obsessed with Power Zone Training. I explained more about what this is here, but in a nutshell, it’s personalized training (on the bike) that is tailored to your specific fitness level. I love the structure and the varying classes, especially the longer endurance rides. I am currently signed up for my 4th power zone challenge with the Power Zone Pack (which officially kicked off yesterday).
Summiit Stride – June, 18
Summiit Stride is the newest event put on by the organizers of the Pelofondo events. It’s a one-day running event where you pledge miles for a team or by yourself. Of course, I had to sign up and I pledged to run a 10k for my Streakers team.
Hiking, running, swimming with the fam – July
My family – my parents and my sister + family – will be here for 3.5 weeks in July and we’ll be going on a little road trip when they’re here. While I’ll be away from my Peloton, I am looking forward to being active while on vacation with my family. We’ll be going hiking in a few national parks, we’ll probably be hanging out at the pool some (not sure how much actual “swimming” will be happening – haha), and I am hoping to get a couple of runs in here and there (I love running in new places!) and maybe even coax my sister, BIL, or the kids into joining me.
Pelofondo – July 23-24
The next Pelofondo – my third! – is around the corner. It’s the weekend when my family leaves, so I am not sure how many miles I am actually going to ride, but I am planning to get on the bike again that weekend. It might help distract me from the inevitably heavy feeling after saying goodbye.
Pacific Crest Trail Virtual Challenge – all year
I’ll keep chipping away at the goal to virtually complete the 2485.5 miles/4000 km of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022. You track your workouts through your smartwatch or fitness app (running and biking counts!) and sync the mileage with the Conqueror app, which shows you where you are on the map and how much distance you have accomplished at any given time. Tanja and I joined at the start of this year and we’re well ahead of schedule (I have 70% of the distance completed).
Get back to a regular running routine and start a training plan – August
My running has been a bit sporadic and unorganized lately and I definitely want to change that. Later this summer, I am planning to finally start a training plan and get into a regular running routine again. I am not signed up for a fall race yet, but I am eyeing a couple. I know having a race on the calendar will help me with my motivation and discipline. I haven’t run an in-person race in three years and I am hoping to change this before the end of the year.
What are your fitness goals for the summer?