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Travel not so Good for Exercise This Week
Wow, it's been a busy week. I had planned to jog outside and get into the gym this week but I've been going from sun up to midnight everyday and there's just not been any time. Oh well, I'll get to it Friday, Saturday, and then it's off to India... Read more
In Awe of God
Today in my doctoral course we have spent the day getting a bird's eye view of the overall narrative of the Bible to the end that we might interpret each part with more insight and impact for life. I have heard the story, in all its parts, many ... Read more
Post-CP25K Starts Today
I'm sitting in a classroom right now and I'm supposed to be paying attention to a lecture which I in fact find very interesting. But I must admit that my mind is wondering to my run this evening as I begin to cycle back through CP25K to develop ... Read more
Heading to Chicago for the Week
After church today my daughter and I will be traveling to Chicago. I am in a doctoral program that requires me to be on-site 2-3 times per year and my daughter's coming along to check out a college down there. My current course is called "Hermen... Read more
Finished the CP25K Program Today!!!
Today I completed the final run of the CP25K program—I finished! I can’t believe it! I took my time with the program (about 3.5 months), like Franky S. I did it my way, and in good time I finished—I finished!
I have been thinking lately ab... Read more
My Plan for a Sub-30 Minute 5K
I am only one run away from completing the Couch Potato to 5K program, and I can't believe it! I have been completing three 5Ks per week for the last several weeks, although I've been both walking and jogging according to the particulars of the ... Read more
CP25K--Week 9, Day 2 is Done!
I can't believe I'm almost done with the program but I'm only one run away! It was 25 degrees and overcast today, but no snow, so I jogged outside. I walked for 10 min, jogged for 30, cooled down for 9 and covered a total of 4.0 miles. Not exact... Read more
"CP25K" Week 9, Day 1 in the Bag!
Yesterday I started the final day of the Couch Potato to 5K Program, and I can't believe it! It's been a long hard journey getting here and now I'm only to jogs away from finishing. It was warm yesterday, 34 degrees, so I jogged outside and was ... Read more
Slight Hamstring Pain Today
This morning I woke up feeling a little pain in my hamstring, from the back of my right knee up about 10 inches. I'm due to complete a 30 minute jog today but we'll have to see how it goes. I plan to warm my legs up on my indoor bike trainer for... Read more
Jogging: CP25K Week 8--DONE and I Can't Believe it!
Last year I tried to do the "Couch Potato to 5K" program but failed due to shin splints. This year I decided to try it again and yet I started to develop shin splints again. As cycling is my main sport and as I didn't want to risk an off season ... Read more
Cycling: Tempo-Endurance Workout
Did a simple workout on the bike trainer today. Here's how it goes:
Rail Road Grade: This exercise is meant to mimic the gentle undulations of a typical rail road grade. Therefore, warm up for 5 minutes at 80-85 rpm and then increase your ... Read more
Cycling: Simply Cadence Workout
Yesterday I completed one of the more simple cadence workouts I do at this time of year. Here's how it goes:
Cadence Intervals: After a 10 minute warm up, do 1 minute at 100+ and 1 minute at 90; 2 minutes at 100+ and 2 minutes at 90; 3 min... Read more
Jogging: CP25K Week 8, Day 2--DONE!
Well, I couldn't help myself: yes it was only 18 degrees when I left the house and yes I do have a cold. However, I've cross-country skied in lot colder weather and didn't have any problem. So I figured: (1) since it's a beautiful day outside, n... Read more
Cycling: Another High Cadence Workout
Yesterday I completed another high cadence workout I do from time to time. This one can be done on the road but it's easier to do on a trainer because maintaining a particular cadence on the road can be challenging. If I could have, I would have... Read more
CP25K--Week 8, Day 1 is Done!
I completed week 8-day 1 of the Couch Potato to 5K program yesterday and it felt SO good! I did have one spell where my blood sugar must have plummeted or something because I got fairly dizzy for about 5 minutes. It wasn't dangerous. I've gone t... Read more