With 2012’s races all semi-finalized, I took advantage of my past two sick days and put together a snap shot of my season with a template spreadsheet that I got from Velonews. I took their basic design and added some detail to personalize it for myself, but I’m grateful to whomever did all the excel work that went into the original.
I saved the file to my computer and went ahead and printed one out to work from. This way I can have a hard copy to draw, erase, and finalize without having to cut/paste and delete from the computer. I like this approach as it gives me a nice snap shot of how my year is going to look as well as giving me a linear timeline of the training time leading up to any event. A quick update to my Google calendar allows me to sync all the dates to my Iphone and allows me to know all the events at a moments notice. No more questioning and wondering if I’m racing that weekend. I can just grab the phone and check it out. This calendar also has a place for me to log my weekly training hours and areas to list my top races as well as my personal goals for the year.