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Musing on the Sources of My Fear
I love sprinting on my bike. It's such a rush. The speed, the adrenaline, the comments from neighbors as I wizz by their houses, the somewhat objective measure that helps me gauge how good a shape I'm in. I just love it.
But it does strike... Read more
Why Sprinting at 30 mph Strikes More Fear than Descending at 50 mph
Yesterday I blogged about my early season sprinting level and season goals. Today I want to say a word about why sprinting at 30+ mph scares me more than descending at 50 mph.
First of all, I have hit and exceeded 50 mph on my bicycle many... Read more
Hit 26.9 mph Sprinting on Flat Ground
Yesterday, after taking a 3.6 mile recovery walk, I rode my bike for about 12 miles and completed the same workout I did at this time last week: form sprints. The idea of this workout is to develop and improve sprinting form rather than to go fu... Read more
Shedding those Winter Pounds--Down another 3
Over the winter I got a bit undisciplined and put on about 13 lbs--ouch! But that's behind me, I turned the boat around some weeks ago and as of today I've dropped 8 of them. It was sure nice to see the scale back in the neighborhood I lived in ... Read more
Am I Stupid? Well, I don't Feel DOMS!
Okay, okay, that's the best I could come up with--further proof that I should not be a comedian!
Point is, I jogged with walking intervals for 10 miles on Saturday and expected to be sore, and I do feel it a little bit but not much. I feel... Read more
10 Mile Jog/Walk Today, and a Little Cycling
In preparation for my half marathon on May 12, I completed a 10 mile jog/walk today. After warming up with several intervals of 3.5 min jogging and 1.5 min walking, I went to 4 minutes jogging and 1 min walking up to about mile ten. It was about... Read more
Day of Rest Today, 10 Mile Jog/Walk Tomorrow
Well, it wasn't exactly rest. I spent the day in the city, Minneapolis, walking around with a friend who serves an immigrant population there. It was fun, inspiring, and very informative. Plus I got to ride the new train that goes from my area i... Read more
5K Jog and 10 Mile Cycling Sprint Form Workout Today
On my quest to prepare for my half marathon on May 12, I'm scheduled to take a 5K jog followed by a 10 mile or so workout on my bike where I work on my sprinting form. Here's how the cycling workout is designed:
Within an aerobic ride incl... Read more
Proud of our Daughter who was accepted into KPA at the University of Minnesota
Our daughter is set to go to the University of Minnesota this fall. She'll be studying at the College of Design and is looking at getting a degree in retail merchandising, or something along those lines, with a minor in textile design.
Som... Read more
Enjoyed a Nice Walk Today--and Too Many Brownies!
Being that I jogged/walked 9.2 miles two days ago, the shins were a little tender today--not bad but just a bit--and given that I'm doing a 10 mile jog/walk on Saturday I wanted to give my body a chance to fully recover. So, instead of doing my ... Read more
Exercise Plan for the Week
Monday is my day off so my week starts tomorrow and here's the plan:
Tuesday: 4 mile jog/walk
Wednesday: Recovery ride on the bike
Thursday: 3 mile jog/walk
Friday: Day Off
Saturday: 10 mile jog/walk
Sunday: Reco... Read more
9.2 Mile Jog/Walk Today
Well, the miles are starting to pile up now! Five weeks ago the longest I had ever jogged was a 5k and now, even though I'm doing intervals of 1.5 min walking and 3.5 minutes jogging, I've completed efforts of 5 miles (twice), 7 miles, 8 miles a... Read more
17.1 Mile ITT Yesterday Went Well
I got a late start on training this year so I'm definitely behind where I was at this time last year, but that's okay as I think I'm actually better situated to peak at the right time, namely, during The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile ... Read more
Call me "The Blazing Turtle"!
I'm new to this jogging business. I only took it up last winter (2010-11) as a way of keeping in shape for cycling season, but I actually ended up enjoying it for the first time in my life. Then cycling season hit, I was riding well--averaging 1... Read more
4.0 Mile Jog/Walk Today, 17.3 Mile ITT Tomorrow
Less than six weeks to go now until the half marathon on May 12. Today I take a 4 mile jog/walk in preparation for my 9.2 mile jog/walk on Saturday or Sunday--preferably the latter but we'll see how it goes!
Then tomorrow it's time for a t... Read more