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5/3/12 10:30 P

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I like to do the core training found in the book Foundation. Strengthening the core helps a lot on the longer rides.


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5/1/12 10:21 A

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When it is hot, we kayak, when it is cold we hike. DH also trail runs, but I'm not into that.

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4/30/12 11:31 P

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You mean, road cycling isn't considered cross-training when you're a mountain biker? emoticon

Snowshoeing, mostly because it's a good workout, we get to tromp around in the snow, you can do it anywhere without having to drop $ on lift tickets.

Disc golf because it's outside, leisurely, when you want to unwind. Plus we have a free course practically next to the house.

Free weights for strength training, just to balance everything out.

Been playing with the idea of running to enter an adventure race, but then I think about the time outlay I would have to do and how that would affect my cycling, so I haven't pulled the trigger, so to speak.

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4/30/12 1:40 P

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I've been trail running to build both cardio and leg strength. I have not been on my bike as much as I'd like, but I'm finding the running is keeping me strong for cycling.

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4/30/12 9:20 A

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Right now I'm doing more jogging to prepare for my one & only 5K of the year. I figure it's good to mix it up some.

Often I squeeze walks, jogs, Nordic Walking into busy days as I have a 3 mile round trip between my daytime work and my private practice at night.

If it's rainy I'll take it indoors for Spinning, elliptical, stationary bike and 3 x week upper body strength training.

Sometimes I'll get out for our local Swing Dance Society on Tues. evenings.

I finally bought cross country skis for winters...which I'm SURE is why we had NO SNOW this past season...lol!

On days which are jam-packed where I might not get time for a workout I'll try to get up early and use my treadmill.

I have a pellet stove and am always hauling 40# bags of pellets around and 2-3 times a year I'm moving a ton or two of bags, piling them up in the van and then again at home.

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4/29/12 11:45 P

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I know with the great outdoor weather upon us, doing anything other than biking seems like a crazy idea!

But I'm curious what other physical activities everyone enjoys and why. Skiing in winter because you're all about the downhill? Swimming when it gets too hot & humid to cycle? Rock climbing to get an upper body work out? Kettlebells, archery, spinning, Zumba, whatever it is--I want to hear it!!



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