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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
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 1
Yesterday, praise be to God, I took my last training ride before the Paul Bunyan Double Century on June 19. I have a whole lot to say about this one and so I'm going to spread my thoughts out over three days. Today I will blog about the basic fa... Read more
If it was just rain...
If it was just a little rain I would ride today but given that there is lightening and intermittent sheets of rain I will have to delay, or cancel, my 150-mile training ride. I still hope to get some miles in here and there today, and I do think... Read more
Ride 150-Miles in the Rain? Not Sure
I'm scheduled to ride my bicycle for 150 miles tomorrow as part of my training plan for the 200 mile ride on 6/19, however, the forecast is for 1-2" of rain, 15-20 mph se winds, and high humidity. It will take me over 9 hours to ride that many m... Read more
Two Days off the Bike
Well, I'm going to attempt a 150 mile bike ride this Friday and thus I'm taking today and tomorrow off the bike. I had a very good, intense 21 mile ride yesterday and now I need to heal up and focus my mind--150 miles is a very long way to ride ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Average Speed: 16.0
Maximum Speed: 28.7
Got to go, I'm b... Read more
Big Ride Tomorrow
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!
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