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Speed Endurance Day Today

Saturday, June 26, 2010      2 comments

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 coach calls it that): Find a stretch of road where you can do a handful of un... Read more

Nice Recovery Ride Today

Friday, June 25, 2010      0 comments

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

Thursday, June 24, 2010      0 comments

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      0 comments

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      1 comments

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

Monday, June 21, 2010      0 comments

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...

Sunday, June 20, 2010      3 comments

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!

Saturday, June 19, 2010      2 comments

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! 200.0 miles 1... Read more

Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 3

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

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

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

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!

Thursday, June 17, 2010      1 comments

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

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!

Monday, June 14, 2010      1 comments

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

Computer Problems

Sunday, June 13, 2010      2 comments

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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