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Good Ride Saturday, Day Off Today

Monday, March 12, 2012      2 comments

Had a good ride Saturday, a 22-mile cadence exercise on a lovely day. I came in a bit slower than I had hoped but that's okay. I was supposed to take a 5 mile jog/walk yesterday but was so busy with meetings and such. I didn't get home until 8:0... Read more

Yesterday a Run & Ride, Today Just a Ride!

Saturday, March 10, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I continued my half-marathon training plan by jogging/walking in 2/1 intervals for about 3 miles. Then I got on the bike trainer for about 45 minutes while watching stage three of the Tirreno-Adriatico. It was a close sprint but, of co... Read more

Half-Marathon Training--Week 3

Friday, March 09, 2012      1 comments

In January I blogged about a half-marathon training plan I had just begun. Unfortunately, I did not stick to the plan and so I'm now a bit behind the eight-ball but not too bad. Last week I took a couple of walk/jogs and felt pretty good given t... Read more

Long Day, Good Day

Saturday, January 14, 2012      0 comments

Well, I'm just finishing up a very long day. At the door at 6:30 a.m. and just finished up at 12:00 a.m. Wow, today was so long that it's now tomorrow! But it was a very good and fruitful day, and I'm grateful to God for it. Hope you had a good ... Read more

Half-Marathon Training--Weeks 1-2

Thursday, January 12, 2012      0 comments

One of my major goals for this year is to complete my first half-marathon. The farthest I've run, or rather jogged, to this point is 5k so this is quite a step up for me and thus I've altered a 12-week training plan I found on the web into an 18... Read more

Rode my Road Bike Outside in Minnesota on Jan 10--Weird!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

I can't believe this, but I actually rode my road bike for 22 miles on the roads of Minnesota yesterday. It was 50 degrees! Are you kidding me? And just to give me that extra giggle, as I came near to the end of the ride, I got passed by a guy o... Read more

Thoughts on my Plan

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      0 comments

I really don't have much more to say than what I've shared over the last several days except that I do feel the slight confusion of how to train for more than one sport at a time, given the limited time available. But I'll figure this out as so ... Read more

My Fitness Plan for 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012      1 comments

Ok, over the last few days I've shared a lot about my primary and secondary fitness goals for 2012 as well as my strategy for reaching them. Today I want to share my plan for implementing these things. First, I will summarize my goals and strate... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 5, Rest

Sunday, January 08, 2012      1 comments

Ok, one more piece. My strategy for reaching my goals this year is (1) nutrition, (2) cycling and running skills, (3) mental toughness, (4) recovery, and (5) rest. By "rest" I have just three things in mind: 1. Work napping time into... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 4, Recovery

Saturday, January 07, 2012      0 comments

Part four of my five-part strategy for reaching my goals this year is recovery. So this means that so far we have...(1) Nutrition, (2) Cycling & Running Skills, (3) Mental Toughness, and (4) Recovery. By "recovery" I mean post-exercise hab... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 3, Mental Toughness

Friday, January 06, 2012      0 comments

To reach my primary and secondary goals this year, I have a five-part strategy: (1) Nutrition, (2) Cycling and Running Skills, and for today (3) Mental Toughness. By this I mean six things: Positive Mental Attitude--to succeed, I must beli... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 2, Cycling/Running Skills

Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

A few days ago I share my primary and secondary goals for this year, and then two days ago the first part of my strategy to get there: nutrition. Next on my "strategy" list is developing specific athletic skills as follows: 1. Complete the... Read more

The Grace of God in the Stomach Flu

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      2 comments

I came down with the stomach flu last night and blogged about why I'm grateful to God for it at www.bornoftheword.blogsp . Due to this unfortunate, but gracious circumstance, I shall delay any further comments on m... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 1, Nutrition

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I shared my primary and secondary goals for the year, and today I want to share the first of my five-part strategy for achieving those goals: nutrition. More specifically, I am committed to the following: (1) Eat a well-balanced ... Read more

My Fitness Goals, Strategy and Plan for 2012--Part 1

Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I took some time to think carefully about my fitness goals, strategy, and plan 2012. Today I'll share my goals and then in the coming days I'll share my strategy and plan one piece at a time. My primary goal this year is to becom... Read more

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