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Hard Decisions…

Hard Decisions…

I just got off the turbo trainer. Stopped my workout… 55 minutes early. That was a hard decision. Today I was scheduled to tackle Big Squaw on TrainerRoad. This is a 2.5 hour endurance/tempo session with an IF of .69. So I still managed to hit 95 minutes, which is still decent. I guess. I mean its not nothing. When selecting today’s workout, it being Saturday naturally means a longer ride. I think I’d have been better suited for something…

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Ramping Things Up… and Down… and Back Up Again!

Ramping Things Up… and Down… and Back Up Again!

At the end of the 2016 season I was giving strong consideration to 2017 being the year that I take on the Ironman. I was confident that I could finish but I wanted to be able to do more than just finish. Kona is not going to happen for me, almost definitely. But a more realistic goal is possible. With that in mind, and searching for what that goal should be, I started up my training again in mid-October. Here’s what happened….

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2016 in Reivew

2016 in Reivew

2016 was a pretty great year for me. As you can see from my Race Results page, I managed to get off the couch after 9 years of a pretty sedentary life and get active again. Major goals were achieved, including a loss of 55 pounds. I was feeling healthy and strong, and while I wasn’t particularly fast, I was swimming and cycling faster and longer than I did in my early 20s. I guess it is true what they say…

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