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Group Ride Yesterday & Another Today

Saturday, July 03, 2010      1 comments

I must admit that I was bummed. I was looking forward to getting a true test of where my fitness and cycling levels are right now compared to other riders who are better than me but when I saw the that the wind was blowing 20-25 mph, and at time... Read more

Group Ride Later Today

Friday, July 02, 2010      1 comments

Plan to take a group ride this evening for the first time this year. I generally avoid these kinds of rides until about this time of year because they often interfere with the training plan. That is, the rush of being with other riders, especial... Read more

Recovery Ride Today--Kind of...

Thursday, July 01, 2010      1 comments

Over the last couple of days I've done two fairly intense workouts on the bike and so the plan for today was to ride more normally and let my body heal up and grow stronger. Sounds great on paper but two minutes into the ride I realized that I w... Read more

Speed Day Today

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      1 comments

I don't normally do two strenuous training rides in a row but rather I most often take recovery day(s) in between--either I stay completely off the bike or I take a mellow ride and just enjoy myself. This allows my muscles and joints and even bo... Read more

Strength Day Today

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      2 comments

In keeping with my training plan I completed a strength exercise today. I rode my bike for 17.3 miles on a rolling course, about 10 smaller rollers and 4 longer-steeper ones. After warming up for about 5 minutes I put the chain in the largest ri... Read more

Oh man am I sleepy

Monday, June 28, 2010      1 comments

He who burns the candle at both ends is not as bright as he thinks! That's me right now, I need a nap.... Read more

Rest Day Today

Sunday, June 27, 2010      2 comments

After a good week of small 10 mile rides, the plan is to take two days off the bike now and then fire things up again on Tuesday. This week I'll be taking rides of about 20 miles each day, a little less here and a little more there. Also, I plan... Read more

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

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