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Double Century Training Plan: Part 3

Sunday, May 23, 2010      0 comments

I've been doing quite a bit of reading about doing a double century and I've come to see that there are four major areas which must be given attention: on-the-bike training, nutrition, rest, and mental toughness. I've already blogged about the f... Read more

Double Century Training Plan: Part 2

Friday, May 21, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about my on-the-bike training plan for my up-coming double century (200 miles in one day) and today I'd like to say just a few words about my nutrition plan. First, I want to acknowledge the obvious: good nutrition over... Read more

Double Century Training Plan: Part 1

Thursday, May 20, 2010      0 comments

As some of you know, Iím planning to ride in the Paul Bunyan Double Century on Saturday, June 19. That means weíll be riding 200 miles in one day which is 85 miles farther than Iíve ever ridden in one day! This is something Iím taking very serio... Read more

Finally Feeling Rested

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

Adjusting to life in the States after being in India for one month has been harder than expected. I have been resting as much as possible for the past four days and I'm just now starting to feel rested and ready to re-engage in life here. My fri... Read more

Back on the Bike Today

Tuesday, May 18, 2010      0 comments

I've been out of the country for the last month and thus unable to ride my bike but today I get back in the saddle again! In a mere six weeks I'm planning to take a 200-mile one-day bike ride with my cycling club. My previous one-day dista... Read more

Eating in India

Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

I just returned from one month in India and eating the food was probably the hardest part of the journey. I was in a fairly remote part of the country among poor people and they eat loads of rice with a veggie they call "dall." I'm not sure what... Read more

Played Soccer Everyday for One Month

Sunday, May 16, 2010      1 comments

While I was in India and completely out of my cycling routine, I had hoped to do something to stay in shape but I wasn't sure what. That "something" ended up being that I played soccer with the kids from the orphanage for 1-2 hours everyday, and... Read more

Just Resting

Saturday, May 15, 2010      2 comments

I've been home from India since about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and I scheduled a couple of days just to rest and try to get my clock turned around. The first part is working out okay, but not the second! Oh well, I'll get there at some point.... Read more

Back from India

Friday, May 14, 2010      1 comments

Well, I had hoped to keep up with SP while I was away in India over the last month but I was in a fairly remote area and my internet access was almost nil. Certainly not nearly enough speed to spark! I literally took anywhere from 5-20 minutes j... Read more

My First Blog from India (video blog)

Thursday, April 15, 2010      5 comments

Just a few thoughts about my time here with regard to diet and exercise.... Read more

How to Exercise on a Trip to India

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      2 comments

1. Since I have to be to the airport early but will most likely get through with plenty of time to spare, I will walk around the airport as fast as I can with my 40 lb backpack on for as long as I can. 2. Ditto when I'm in Paris for three ... Read more

Final Ride before Going to India

Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

Well, today I will take an "leave it all on the field" kind of bike ride because tomorrow I head to India for one month. I won't be able to ride while I'm there but hopefully I'll be able to keep in shape! I will have access to the interne... Read more

Leaving for India in Two Days

Sunday, April 11, 2010      1 comments

Lord willing, two days from now I'll be departing for India where I will spend one month. I'm not looking forward to the immense heat, but I am looking forward to dropping some weight with the vegetable laden diet. I'm going to try to blog and s... Read more

Little Sore but Feeling Good

Saturday, April 10, 2010      0 comments

I took my first longer bike ride yesterday, about 60 miles. I had taken 30 and 40 mile rides in weeks past but that extra 20 miles does matter at this time of year! Later it will seem like nothing, for now it was a bit challenging. I came ... Read more

Endurance Ride Today

Friday, April 09, 2010      1 comments

So far this year the longest ride I've done was 40 miles. Today I plan to take that up to 60. It should take about 3.5 hours, I hope to come in at 16.5-17.0 mph average but we shall see. It's a bit early in the year for me to ride that fast for ... Read more


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