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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

8.2 Mile Jog/Walk Today

Saturday, March 31, 2012      2 comments

Ended week six of the half marathon training plan today with an 8.2 mile jog/walk, although it was really a walk/jog as I started out with 2 min of walking and 3 min of jogging which I continued throughout most of the course. For a few miles I d... Read more

Yesterday's Jog, Today's Rest

Friday, March 30, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I was scheduled to complete a 4.1 mile jog/walk. Tuesday I completed a series of 4 or 5 8-min/2-min intervals and planned to do the same yesterday. But after putting in a hard workout on the bike the day before I was just too tired and... Read more

Speed Endurance Workout on the Bike Today

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Did a 22-mile speed endurance workout on the bike today called "3-2-1s" that goes like this: After a 10 minute warm-up, push the pace for three minutes to the point where you feel challenged but capable of maintaining that pace for some ti... Read more

Turns out Turtles Are NOT Immune to 25-30 MPH Winds

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      0 comments

I've been training for a half-marathon that takes place on May 12. The farthest I'd jogged before this was 5K, and it is even now I suppose. What I mean is that though I've been completing workouts of up to 7.1 miles, I've been jogging/walking a... Read more

Exercise Plan for the Week

Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

Had a great week of training last week, and look forward to another one this week! Here's the plan: Monday: Rest Day Tuesday: 4 mile jog/walk, recovery ride on the bike Wednesday: Speed Endurance workout on the bike Thursday: 4 mile... Read more

7.1 MIle Jog/Walk and 13 Mile Bike Ride Today

Sunday, March 25, 2012      1 comments

Week five of my half marathon training plan is now complete! Today I did a 7.1 mile route jogging and walking and came in at 1:30:59, so about 12:40 min miles on average. I walked a lot on the first mile to warm up so that one took me 13:30 but ... Read more

Off to the University of Minnesota

Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

Our daughter was accepted to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus earlier this year, and today we go for an orientation. I'm so proud of her and so thankful to Jesus for eighteen years of grace in raising her, especially for the fact t... Read more

5K Today and a Recovery Ride

Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

Completed week five workout 2 of 3 in my half-marathon training plan today, a 5K. I'm training to walk/jog because I'm just not in good enough shape to jog the whole time but that's okay by me. It's a huge deal for me to even want to jog much le... Read more

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

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