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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
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

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