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Out for a 5K this morning

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      1 comments

Alright, here we go, week five of the half-marathon training plan. Today I will jog/walk a 5k and then again on Thursday, followed by a 7 mile jog/walk on Sunday with some cycling in between. It's overcast and 54 degrees this morning, but just h... Read more

Exercise Plan for the Week or Turtles are Immune to Wind Resistance

Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Had a great 5 mile jog/walk yesterday. It was beautiful in the Minneapolis area, although the wind was blowing very hard. When I'm cycling that makes a huge difference but it doesn't bother me at all when I'm jogging. I'm sure faster runners are... Read more

Day of Rest Yesterday, 5 Mile Jog/Walk Today

Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

I was scheduled to take a 5 mile jog/walk yesterday but my body was telling me that it needed a day off and I said "yes." I'm glad I did, I feel much better today, and so I'm off in about 5 minutes to complete this workout. Tomorrow's my d... Read more

So Proud of My Daughter

Saturday, March 17, 2012      1 comments

Last night our family went to the Hall of Fame Dance Competition where our daughter and her dance team competed in the hip-hop category--and won first place! They now qualify to go to a national competition in Chicago but it remains to be seen i... Read more

Recovery Ride Today

Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

Had a good 5K jog/walk yesterday, plan to take a recovery ride today as I'm feeling pretty tired. I've learned to live by the rule "when in doubt cut it out," that is, when you're body is tired and you're not sure if you should push through and ... Read more

Strength Workout on the Bike

Thursday, March 15, 2012      1 comments

Had a great day of exercise yesterday. Jogged/walked for 2.5 miles in the morning, worked for a few hours, and then hopped on the bike for a 22 miler. Yesterday was a strength training day on the bike so here's what I did. After a 10 minut... Read more

Bad News, Good News

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      4 comments

Bad news: ran out of time yesterday and couldn't do my training run. Good news: have plenty of time today and will be able to get that in this morning, and also go for a bike ride later in the day as planned. Yeah for me, can't wait ... Read more

Training Plan for the Week

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      0 comments

Mondays are my one day off per week which means that Tuesdays are like Mondays to me. So with that, here's my training plan for this week: Tuesday: 2.5 mile jog/walk, upper body strength in gym Wednesday: 20 mile bike ride, strength work... Read more

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


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