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Reasonable but slow first week of 2012

I got in my first full week of training. Well, “full” might be a bit strong. I didn’t ride or do anything but run, but run I did. I managed 32 miles at a slow 8:35 pace, much of it … Continue reading

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Too much taper: Lake Dunmore Tri this weekend.

This week is looking like it’s going to be an unintended taper.  My plan had been to train hard at the beginning of the week and then taper for 3 days for the Lake Dunmore Tri, which happens to be … Continue reading

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USAT Nationals are Coming in Three Weeks

Three weeks to USAT Nationals and I just wrapped up two intense weeks of training.  Last week I put in almost 13 hours and upped that to over 14.5 this year. The key workouts were mid-week bricks, with 12 mile … Continue reading

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Lots of tempo work this week.

I got in a bunch of tempo or near tempo effort workouts this week. Monday, I set a PR on my standard commute – 18 hilly miles at 22.7 mph – assisted by a strong tail wind. On Wednesday I … Continue reading

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Two hours of cycling, a little running, but a forecast for more snow!

I warmed up this morning with a 5.5 mile run @ 7:42 minute miles and then followed that up with a bike commute to work.  I’m still pretty slow, so the 17+ miles is taking me over an hour.  Generally, … Continue reading

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First Bike Commute: snow flakes, sunshine, and dirty road

This morning I began the first leg of my first round trip bike commute of the year.  Just as I started, I felt what I thought was a drop of rain, but silly me, it was a snow flake.  Well, … Continue reading

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Running Again!

After two and a half weeks without training, due to being sick, I got out for a run. I managed just under 10 miles at 7:40 pace, which is pretty good given the lack of training. I definitely pushed it … Continue reading

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Spinning and a mental health run

I got in an hour of spinning this morning and then forced myself out for a lunchtime run.  I needed it just to let out some stress and kicked out 6 miles at a respectable 7:19 pace.  I threw in … Continue reading

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2.5 hours on the trainer. Is spring coming soon?

Although I love winter, I hate the bike trainer.  The calendar says spring is right around the corner, but the snow outside tells me otherwise. Anyway, I had a good ride on the trainer this morning.  For the first hour … Continue reading

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80 minutes on the trainer; will shovel snow tonight.

I didn’t get to the gym last night, but did manage to do some lifting in my basement: mostly squats with some variations.  Weights in my basement aren’t as beneficial as at the gym because there is only so much … Continue reading

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