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After a Long Haitus, I'm Back!
Friday, September 17, 2010      0 comments

I haven't blogged on SP in a long time. I was so busy after my latest doctoral course and then went on a couple of weeks vacation, after which I have again been inundated in activity. I have been riding a lot as usual but just unable to spend mu... Read more
Weird Ride Today
Monday, July 12, 2010      1 comments

I'm in the northern suburbs of Chicago this week for some doctoral work. I tried to get a ride in this morning and thus went to the Des Plaines River Trail only to find that its crushed lime rather than paved as a website I read said it was. Oh ... Read more
Hangin' in Chicago area this Week
Sunday, July 11, 2010      1 comments

I'm in a doctoral program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School which requires me to come to the campus for four days, 2-3 times per year. This is one of those weeks. I've read 6 or 7 books and wrote a pre-course paper to prep for our time this... Read more
Group Ride Today
Saturday, July 10, 2010      0 comments

After a couple of days of pushing it a bit in the saddle, I'm going to take a 35 mile ride with a group that rides a bit slower than me. This will be good for me as my legs are sore which surprises me because I've hardly been sore the whole year... Read more
Speed Day Today
Friday, July 09, 2010      0 comments

Worked on developing speed today and completed the following workout: Power Jumps: on a mostly flat course, do 3-5 sets of 5 jumps. A jump is 10-12 turns of the crank (each leg) at a high cadence. Recover for 1 minute between each effort a... Read more
Finally back on the bike today
Thursday, July 08, 2010      0 comments

Due to my wife leaving for India this week and a doctoral project I had to complete by this morning, I haven't been able to ride over the last couple of days. So it felt very good to be back in the saddle today. Did a quick 30 miles, nothing spe... Read more
Whew, so busy today!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      1 comments

This day has been insanely busy and I'll probably be working until 10 or 11 tonight. So much for riding today but I'll get a good one in tomorrow, Lord willing!... Read more
Tired but Can't Rest Today
Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

I normally take Mondays off, and when I say "off" I mean it! I work six days per week and give it all I've got so this one day per week I lay low and let my body heal up. But I just have too much to do this week because my ladies are leaving tow... Read more
Nice Ride Yesterday, Rest Today
Sunday, July 04, 2010      0 comments

Had another nice 35 mile group ride yesterday. The wind was still blowing like crazy and was at our side for the majority of the ride which made it challenging but the pace was much slower than usual which I found refreshing. I was still tired f... Read more
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

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