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Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

Cycling has become my passion, and I regularly go on 120-130 mile rides with my club, and do the longest and steepest mountain climbs in the country. And I can be found watching up late at night watching TV coverage of the pros doing the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Spring Classics.

And in the last few months, I have used the fitness from cycling to tackle my old nemesis, running. I did the Couch to 5K program to get into running, and have extended that to 10K. Half marathon - here I come!!

Member Since: 7/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 195,929

My Goals:
Trying to get to a 'healthy' weight of 165 lbs 75 kg.
Improve my hill climbing on my bike, and be able to do a half marathon in August 2017.

My Program:
Cycling 3-4 times per week, with a combination of long rides to improve my cruising speed on the flats, with some shorter hill intervals.

Running 3 times per week, with a combination of Long Slow Runs to increase my distance, and shorter tempo runs to improve my speed.

I have become a bit of an exercise data geek, and keep a close eye on my performance, training load and recovery through Garmin, Training Peaks and Strava.

Bodyweight strength training + 25 kg (55lb) dumbbells, depending on the exercise

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Melbourne, Australia having recently relocated from Seattle in the US.

Other Information:
Feeling really great that I have got my BMI under 30 (14 Oct 06). I'm no longer obese, merely overweight.

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