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Musing on the Sources of My Fear
Friday, April 20, 2012      2 comments

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
Thursday, April 19, 2012      2 comments

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
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

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
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      1 comments

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!
Monday, April 16, 2012      1 comments

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
Saturday, April 14, 2012      5 comments

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
Friday, April 13, 2012      1 comments

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
Thursday, April 12, 2012      1 comments

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
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      8 comments

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!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      1 comments

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, April 09, 2012      2 comments

Monday is my day off so my week starts tomorrow and here's the plan: Monday: Off 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
Sunday, April 08, 2012      1 comments

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
Saturday, April 07, 2012      1 comments

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"!
Friday, April 06, 2012      2 comments

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
Thursday, April 05, 2012      1 comments

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

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