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Day Five: Final Report on the Week

Friday, May 27, 2011      0 comments

At this time of year my training is 100% focused on The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile ride that benefits MS research. This year I decided to train by mimicking the event, albeit with shorter distances since I don't have the time to ri... Read more

Days Three & Four: Report and Preview

Thursday, May 26, 2011      2 comments

Several blogs ago I explained the phase of training that I'm in now so I won't repeat that here except to say that this week is a big one for me--I'm doing 5 20+ mile rides in a row at race pace. The goal is to develop the ability to ride like t... Read more

Day Two: Report and Preview

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      2 comments

A couple of blogs ago I explained the phase of training that I'm in now so I won't repeat all of that, except to say that this week is a big one for me--I'm doing 5 20+ mile rides in a row at race pace. Here's how it's gone and what's in store f... Read more

Day One: Preview of the Route

Monday, May 23, 2011      2 comments

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I'm beginning 9 weeks of specific training for my major, annual cycling event. Over the last couple of years I've learned that in order to have success at a particular event the training must mirror that even... Read more

Big Week: Let the TRAM Specific Training Begin!

Sunday, May 22, 2011      0 comments

The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM, is a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that benefits MS research. My wife has MS so we take the ride every year, this will be our ninth--her fifth as a rider! The TRAM commences exactly 10 weeks from now, and my... Read more

Surpassed 1,000 Miles on the Bike

Saturday, May 21, 2011      2 comments

One of my cycling goals for this year is to put in 3,000 miles. My previous best was 2,753 so I thought I'd push myself a little this year and hit 3K. Well, yesterday, after my second ride of the day, I crested the hill of 1,000 miles and curren... Read more

Glory & Belief: Live for the Right Glory and You will Believe

Friday, May 20, 2011      0 comments

This morning in my time with God I meditated on Jesus' words in John 5, especially verses 19-46. The chapter begins with the story of Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath which raised some issues for the Jews, issues which were heightened when Jes... Read more

Passed the Test

Thursday, May 19, 2011      6 comments

I took a longer ride yesterday, 40 miles, on a course with lots of rolling hills. My hope was to come in at an average speed of 18.0 mph and ended up coming in at 18.3. I was very pleased with my performance. I did have to work for this but I di... Read more

A Longer Ride, A Test

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      0 comments

Normally I don't wait this long in the year to take a longer bike ride but this year I've been focusing on developing speed with the intention of developing endurance at a later time. Thus far the plan has worked, I've been able to hit my target... Read more

Cycling: Good Strength Workout Today

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

I did a 22 mile out and back today. After a 10 minute warm up at 100 rpm, my normal cadence, I shifted into the biggest gear I could push at 90 rpm for three minutes, recovered for two minutes, and then repeated 7 times. I came in at 19.2 mph av... Read more

Phase Three: Making the Best of the Final Three Weeks

Monday, May 16, 2011      1 comments

My training plan this year is divided into seven phases: winter, early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer, early fall, and late fall. I met all of my goals for the first two phases and have already met my goals for the third phase ev... Read more

First Official 5K--Pics

Sunday, May 15, 2011      5 comments

I've jogged plenty of 5Ks in my neighborhood but it sure was fun to do it along with others. I found out today that I came in 157 out of 318--in the 49th percentile--at a 10:44 pace. Pokey to others, pretty good for me! Anyway, it was a blast an... Read more

Finished my First Official 5K Today!

Saturday, May 14, 2011      1 comments

Last November I decided to try the "Couch Potato to 5K" plan again. I've never liked jogging, actually I've always hated it, but I thought it would be a good way to stay in shape during the winter months when I couldn't ride my bike. It too... Read more

Which Kingdom will you Serve in Marriage?

Friday, May 13, 2011      0 comments

Most Friday nights Kimmy and I go out on a date. We're mildly addicted to Applebee's 2 for $20 deal and so we often end up there. Tonight was no exception. Then after dinner we read a chapter of a book together. Right now we're working our ... Read more

The Bad News is Good News

Thursday, May 12, 2011      3 comments

So here's the bad news: I attempted a high cadence exercise yesterday and failed. I was supposed to hold my cadence at 100 for 5 minutes and recover, then up to 105 for 5 minutes and recover, then up to 110 for 5 minutes and recover, and finally... Read more

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