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I'm Sleepy

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      1 comments

Trying to wake up here but I'm so sleepy today. Oh well, I'll get going eventually! On a brighter note, I'm down a pound this morning and I'm feeling positive and happy. Hope you all have a great day.... Read more

Ah, a Mixed-Berry Smoothie

Monday, June 07, 2010      0 comments

For whatever reason I haven't had a smoothie in a while. I guess I've been enjoying eating fruit in its more natural state. But this morning a smoothie sounded good and so I made one! 1 serving of fruit punch creatine mix 2 cups of mixe... Read more

Recovery Ride Today

Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

I was surprised that I wanted to ride my bike at all yesterday after riding for so long on Friday, but I did. I only went for a 5 mile recovery ride but I felt very good on the bike and had almost no soreness. Then today I took my scheduled 10 m... Read more

Debrief of my 125-Mile Bike Ride

Saturday, June 05, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I took a 125-mile bike ride as part of my training plan for the double century in two weeks--yikes--and as I always I later debriefed the ride in my training journal. Here's a part of what I wrote, it's long but hopefully it will be of... Read more

Had a Great Ride Today

Friday, June 04, 2010      0 comments

I'll blog more about the details tomorrow, probably, but just wanted to note that my ride went very well today. Here are the vitals. Distance: 125.2 miles Time: 7:46:09 Average Speed: 16.0 Maximum Speed: 28.7 Got to go, I'm b... Read more

Big Ride Tomorrow

Thursday, June 03, 2010      2 comments

As part of my training for the double century (200 mile, one day bike ride) I plan to take a 125 mile ride tomorrow. In order to mimic the day of the ride I will get up at 4:00 a.m. and try to be out the door by 4:15. Wow, that's early but I'd r... Read more

Up Two but Still Happy!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      2 comments

Well, one day into my renewed passion to get down to 210 I went from 216 yesterday to 218 today. I did overeat near the end of the day because I went on a date with my daughter (bowling) and we enjoyed a chicken quesadilla together. Oh well, I'm... Read more

Renewed Passion to Lose a Little Weight

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

I have been plateaued at 213-218 for one year now. I've tried so many different ways to continue losing but nothing has seemed to work. I'm not overly concerned about this because I feel relatively healthy and happy, I'm eating well each day, I'... Read more

Nice 22-Miler Today

Monday, May 31, 2010      1 comments

The wife and I took a wonderful 22-mile bike ride today. The weather was perfect, 75 degrees or so with a slight ssw wind and partly cloudy skies. We stopped half way through to enjoy a nice cup of coffee together and then headed back home. What... Read more

Another Lazy Day

Sunday, May 30, 2010      0 comments

Church was great this morning and then I came home and did a few things I had to get started today. But since then I've just been lounging around, waiting to hang out with some friends this evening for Memorial Day. Hope you're having a go... Read more

Debrief of my 100-Mile Bike Ride

Saturday, May 29, 2010      0 comments

As part of my training for the 200 mile ride on June 19, I went for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Several hours after the ride I thoroughly debriefed in my cycling journal and I thought I'd share portions of what I wrote as it relates to all the bl... Read more

Took a 100-Mile Bike Ride Today

Friday, May 28, 2010      0 comments

As part of my plan to get ready for the double century on June 19, I took a 100 mile bike ride today. It went well and I have lots of thoughts about it but I'm exhausted and I'm going to bed!... Read more

Double Century Training Plan: Part 6

Thursday, May 27, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I shared some of the exercises I do on "speed days" and today I'd like to share some of the ones I do on "strength days." 1. Big Chain Ring: pick a course with rolling hills and stay in the big chain ring throughout the duration ... Read more

Double Century Training Plan: Part 5

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      0 comments

Several days ago I blogged about my on-the-bike training plan for my double century. Today I want to share some of the exercises I do on my "speed days" and then tomorrow I'll share some of the exercises I do on "strength days." 1. Maximum... Read more

Double Century Training Plan: Part 4

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      1 comments

Over the last few days I've been writing about my double century training plan and so far I've covered (1) the on-the-bike plan, (2) the nutrition plan, and (3) the rest plan. Today I'd like to cover the fourth and final part of my plan, namely,... Read more

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