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Ah, a Mixed-Berry Smoothie
Monday, June 07, 2010      0 comments

For whatever reason I haven't had a smoothie in a while. I guess I've been enjoying eating fruit in its more natural state. But this morning a smoothie sounded good and so I made one! 1 serving of fruit punch creatine mix 2 cups of mixe... Read more
Recovery Ride Today
Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

I was surprised that I wanted to ride my bike at all yesterday after riding for so long on Friday, but I did. I only went for a 5 mile recovery ride but I felt very good on the bike and had almost no soreness. Then today I took my scheduled 10 m... Read more
Debrief of my 125-Mile Bike Ride
Saturday, June 05, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I took a 125-mile bike ride as part of my training plan for the double century in two weeks--yikes--and as I always I later debriefed the ride in my training journal. Here's a part of what I wrote, it's long but hopefully it will be of... Read more
Had a Great Ride Today
Friday, June 04, 2010      0 comments

I'll blog more about the details tomorrow, probably, but just wanted to note that my ride went very well today. Here are the vitals. Distance: 125.2 miles Time: 7:46:09 Average Speed: 16.0 Maximum Speed: 28.7 Got to go, I'm b... Read more
Big Ride Tomorrow
Thursday, June 03, 2010      2 comments

As part of my training for the double century (200 mile, one day bike ride) I plan to take a 125 mile ride tomorrow. In order to mimic the day of the ride I will get up at 4:00 a.m. and try to be out the door by 4:15. Wow, that's early but I'd r... Read more
Up Two but Still Happy!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      2 comments

Well, one day into my renewed passion to get down to 210 I went from 216 yesterday to 218 today. I did overeat near the end of the day because I went on a date with my daughter (bowling) and we enjoyed a chicken quesadilla together. Oh well, I'm... Read more
Renewed Passion to Lose a Little Weight
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

I have been plateaued at 213-218 for one year now. I've tried so many different ways to continue losing but nothing has seemed to work. I'm not overly concerned about this because I feel relatively healthy and happy, I'm eating well each day, I'... Read more
Nice 22-Miler Today
Monday, May 31, 2010      1 comments

The wife and I took a wonderful 22-mile bike ride today. The weather was perfect, 75 degrees or so with a slight ssw wind and partly cloudy skies. We stopped half way through to enjoy a nice cup of coffee together and then headed back home. What... Read more
Another Lazy Day
Sunday, May 30, 2010      0 comments

Church was great this morning and then I came home and did a few things I had to get started today. But since then I've just been lounging around, waiting to hang out with some friends this evening for Memorial Day. Hope you're having a go... Read more
Debrief of my 100-Mile Bike Ride
Saturday, May 29, 2010      0 comments

As part of my training for the 200 mile ride on June 19, I went for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Several hours after the ride I thoroughly debriefed in my cycling journal and I thought I'd share portions of what I wrote as it relates to all the bl... Read more
Took a 100-Mile Bike Ride Today
Friday, May 28, 2010      0 comments

As part of my plan to get ready for the double century on June 19, I took a 100 mile bike ride today. It went well and I have lots of thoughts about it but I'm exhausted and I'm going to bed!... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 6
Thursday, May 27, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I shared some of the exercises I do on "speed days" and today I'd like to share some of the ones I do on "strength days." 1. Big Chain Ring: pick a course with rolling hills and stay in the big chain ring throughout the duration ... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 5
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      0 comments

Several days ago I blogged about my on-the-bike training plan for my double century. Today I want to share some of the exercises I do on my "speed days" and then tomorrow I'll share some of the exercises I do on "strength days." 1. Maximum... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 4
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      1 comments

Over the last few days I've been writing about my double century training plan and so far I've covered (1) the on-the-bike plan, (2) the nutrition plan, and (3) the rest plan. Today I'd like to cover the fourth and final part of my plan, namely,... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 3
Sunday, May 23, 2010      0 comments

I've been doing quite a bit of reading about doing a double century and I've come to see that there are four major areas which must be given attention: on-the-bike training, nutrition, rest, and mental toughness. I've already blogged about the f... Read more

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