Month: September 2017

50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 3

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017. Below is my training program. I also lift weight each week. Here is the plan this week. Deadlift, 285 pounds, 2 sets of 5 reps Add 10 pounds each week Standing overhead dumbbell press, 40 pounds, 3 sets to failure Maintain weight each week, work to increase rep count Sep-17 to Sep-22 (This Week) 35 mile (long ride…

Happy Anniversary to my Wife!

Happy Anniversary Honey! I was thinking about to what to write. After all, it’s not easy to summarize 20 years of marriage. I won’t try. Instead, I started a list of “20 favorite moments”. I don’t know that these are my very favorite moments, some certainly are. These are all moments that make me happy when I think about them. And remind me why I love you. First PACE bus…

50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 2

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017. Below is my training program. This Week (Sep-9 to Sep-15) 10 mile 15 mile complete 30 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-9/10)  Week 2 10 mile 15 mile 35 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-16/17) Week 3 10 mile 15 mile 40 mile (long ride weekend of Sep-23/24) Week 4 10 mile 15 mile 45 mile (long ride…

50 Mile Bike Ride (Oct-8 2017): Training Plan Update 1

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017. Below is my training program (and progress so far). Training Plan Week 1 10 mile (bike ride) complete 15 mile complete 25 mile complete 30 mile planned for Sep-8 2017 Week 2 10 mile 15 mile 35 mile  Week 3 10 mile 15 mile 40 mile Week 4 10 mile 15 mile 45 mile Week 5 10 mile 15 mile 50…

20 years of marriage: 16 years of weight gain, 4 years of weight loss

I hopped on the scale this morning … 225 pounds … even. That got me thinking. I’ve been married ~20 years. For the first 16 years, I gained weight. I started at 190 pounds. I was 275 pounds at my heaviest. That’s plus 85 pounds / 16 years. That’s plus 5.3 pounds / year. That’s plus 0.44 pounds / month. That’s plus 0.1 pounds / week. That’s plus 0.015 pounds…

50 Mile Bike Ride: Training Plan

I’ve signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. Below is my training program. I found it on a message board after searching “bike ride 50 miles training plan 4 weeks”.   Training Plan   Duration 4 weeks    Intensity 4 bike rides per week INTENSITY: high->low as the week progresses DISTANCE: low -> high as the week progresses WEEK1: 90-miles, rest 1 day between rides ride1 – fast 10-mile…

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

I sensed this decision was coming. A month ago, I decided to participate in my 2nd Olympic triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run). At the time, my left knee was sore, keeping me from running. I figured that it would get better with time and by not running – and only swimming and biking. (Walking and biking do not cause pain.) Three weeks out from the…