Year In Review

Year In Review

2011 is about done  and it seems like it flew by so fast! While I believe that reviewing successes and opportunities for improvement should be done on a regular basis, it is a bit motivating to do at the end of the year, as so many people are doing it as well. Although the year has gone by very quickly, when I look back, I actually accomplished quite a bit. Today I’ll chat about what happened, tomorrow I will post about what’s in store for 2012.

  • Metabolic Efficiency – while it started in December of 2010, I got to meet Bob Seebohar and Dina Griffin of Fuel4mance for my metabolic efficiency test in January. Excellent learning experience, and it turned into a coaching opportunity as I coached Dina for her first half-ironman distance race.
  • The Triathlete’s Guide to Race Week and How to Write a Triathlon Race Plan eBooks were published. (don’t forget – use code HOLIDAY2011 for 60% off these eBooks!)
  • I became a Team In Training Tier 2 certified coach (Dave Scott coaching clinics are intense, but fantastic). I continued to coach for Team In Training and as always, helped some awesome people reach their racing goals while they supported a fabulous cause.
  • I became a USA Cycling certified coach.
  • The NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness team of athletes continued to grow. Some of their successes include
    • Leadville 100 Mtb finisher
    • Ironman Arizona finishers
    • Harvest Moon half-Ironman finishers
    • Boulder 70.3 finishers
    • First triathlons EVER finishers (including an athlete who won her age group!)
  • I began to write for the TrainingPeaks blog and the USA Triathlon eNewsletter. My foam rolling article was a big hit.
  • My own racing (detailed race reports can be found on my BananaDeath blog)
    • Running Races: Local winter series, 5k on St. Pat’s Day (PR!) Cheyenne Mountain 25k, Red Rock Relay with Girls Heart Rockets
    • Triathlons: Boulder Tri Series, Loveland Lake to Lake, Lindsay Brown Sprint, Ironman Arizona
    • Cycling Events: Tour de Cure, Ride for the Cure, Ride to Save a Suicide, University Village Crit (1st!), Cheyenne Canon TT (1st!)
    • Wow — I was busy! 🙂 And I got to do the Manitou Incline with Bob Seebohar and Linda Quirk!
2011 was absolutely a great year for coaching, training, racing, and learning. Come back tomorrow to see how I will make 2012 even better!
What was your best accomplishment of 2011?
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Nicole Odell

nicole@neoendurancesports.com

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