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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
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

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