50 MILE BIKE RIDE (OCT-8 2017): TRAINING PLAN UPDATE 4

I signed up for a 50 mile bike ride. The bike ride is Oct-8 2017 (next Sunday!). Below is my training program (final week!). Oct-1 to Oct-6 (this week) 20 to 30 miles (long ride Sunday, Oct-1) 10 mile 10 mile Weight Training I weight train each week. Here is the plan for this week. Deadlift, 305 pounds, 1 sets of 5 reps Add 10 pounds each week Standing overhead dumbbell…

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…

MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING UPDATE (28 DAYS REMAIN)

I decided to put my last 5 weeks of training into an Excel file. I’ll update it every few days and republish. This schedule is not executable based on my travel schedule. My intent is to complete all the training. How? I will move things around as needed. For example … I traveled on Aug-23 and Aug-24. I completed the sessions planned for those days on Aug-25 (along with the training…

MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING UPDATE (32 DAYS REMAIN)

I decided to put my last 5 weeks of training into an Excel file. I’ll update it every few days and republish. This schedule is not executable based on my travel schedule. My intent is to complete all the training. How? I will move things around as needed. You will note that this is very light on running. Why? My left knee is still not right. Date Meters Miles Miles…