Speed Endurance Day Today
After a day of recovery yesterday it was time to work on speed endurance today so here's the workout I did:
Matchbook Maker (can't remember why the bicycling.com coach calls it that): Find a stretch of road where you can do a handful of un... Read more
Nice Recovery Ride Today
Yesterday I rode pretty fast for my level and so today I backed it off a bit to let my body recover. It was a great 10-mile ride: the skies were painted with high gray clouds, the wind was still, the temp was perfect, and I came in at 17.0 mph a... Read more
Speed Day Today
A couple of days ago I shared my training plan for the TRAM and as I said then today is a "speed day," that is, a day when I work on going fast! Here's the workout I did:
Form Sprints: within an aerobic ride include 6-10 sprints which last... Read more
Recovery Ride Today
Yesterday I pushed the pace pretty hard on my "strength day" so today I will take a somewhat brisk but more mellow ride to allow my body to recover, rebuild, and strengthen. Tomorrow I will then focus on developing speed but I'll wait to say mor... Read more
Training Plan for The Ride Across Minnesota
Now that my big one-day 200 mile ride is over I'm beginning preparation for our annual 5-day 300 mile ride for MS. It's called The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM for short, and here's my training plan for the next several weeks:
Monday: Of... Read more
Nice day of Rest
After so much training and then finally completing the 200 mile, one day ride last Saturday, it's so nice to just sit around a do nothing today!... Read more
I have that "pinch me" feeling...
Yesterday I rode my bike for 200 miles along with 48 others, well 3 did not finish. I'm so grateful for the grace and power of Jesus that helped me every step of the way, and I have that "pinch me" feeling, like, "did that really happen? Is it r... Read more
Elated & Exhausted--I just Rode my Bike for 200 Miles!
I am at once elated and exhausted--by the grace and power of Jesus I just rode my bike for 200 miles in one day and I did not die! Thanks, Lord, for your grace!
More later, for now here are the facts:
God is Good!
1... Read more
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 3
I decided to post this today because I realized that I'm going to be doing my big ride tomorrow and I won't have time to Spark--Lord willing, I'll be out of the house at 4:00 am, on the rode by 5:00 a.m., and back home sometime before 10:00 pm. ... Read more
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 2
Finally got my computer fixed so here's part two of my ride debrief. The ride actually took place one week ago in preparation for my big 200 mile ride which is tomorrow.
At the beginning of the first loop I felt a bit tired but still fairl... Read more
YES--after 1 year I finally lost another pound!
I began pursuing health, again, in January of 2009 and went from 242 to 213 in about one year. But then my weight loss halted and I have hovered between 213-18 for the last year and have been unable to lose more. Lately I renewed my efforts beca... Read more
Final Training Ride Today
My computer is still in the hospital so I'm not able to post the rest of my debrief on my 150-mile ride. So instead I will simply report that today I took my final training ride before the big 200 mile ride. I went for a quick 22-miler and trie... Read more
Hit 213 Again after 1 Year
Last year I hit a low weight of 213 lbs but then my weight loss ground to a halt and I have been hovering between 214-18 for the last year. Recently, thanks to this month's challenge from the "Over 200 but not for long" team, I decided to pursue... Read more
So much meat and only up 0.4 lb!
Yesterday after church we went to a graduation party for one of our friends kids (grad parties are a big thing in Minnesota). The cook, my buddy Rick, is a butcher at a local grocery store and really knows how to prepare a piece of meat.
H... Read more
I hope to be able to blog more about my cycling adventure in the next few days but for now my computer wiped out and I have to get it fixed.... Read more
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