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Back to the weights

Tonight was the first time I hit the weights since I got sick.  I couldn’t get to the gym, so I had to satisfy myself with some free-weight squats (in a variety of flavors) and other assorted leg exercises.  The … 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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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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Best run so far this year: 13 miles on 7:19 pace.

I had a great run yesterday.  I ran at about mid-morning (took the day off) and the sun was up, but it was still cold with the temps below 10°F.  I wore my Mizuno Wave Universes, which are growing on … Continue reading

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14 hours this week?

Well, I’m off to a good start.  In addition to the AM workout I went for a 2+ mile hike up Mt. Philo with the kids and in the evening went to the gym and got in 10 minutes of … Continue reading

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First week of Base 1

I’ve moved out of the Prep phase to Base 1.  That’s supposed to mean increasing my training hours and shifting some of the cross training to swim/bike/run training.  So far I’m not doing to well on either account. I did … Continue reading

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Lots of snow!!!

After spinning for 75 minutes, trecking through the woods in deep snow for a few hours, and then 2 hours of shoveling snow yesterday, I was a bit tired today.  I still got out for four miles, supposedly at an … Continue reading

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-7°F and still running

Today I worked in an odd sort of brick.  I started out with 10 minutes on the rowing machine, mostly to warm up, went out for a very hilly 3.5 mile run, and finished up with 2:21 on the bike … Continue reading

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