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Old 06-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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Sorry to have 2 posts in a row, but did the lookout mountain climb again today. Beat my time from yesterday by 30 seconds, but did it on my 19 tooth grany. 4.5 miles, average over 5% grade and did almost 10 miles per hour. Super happy. Now just need to keep that up for 4 hours and I will be ready for Mt. Evans.

A little side note, Lookout Mountain is popular with paragliders. Riding down today I was looking out towards Golden and I was looking down on paragliders below me. Almost gave me butter flies, taking switchbacks and seeing a paraglider below. Cool.
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I did my first ride with the Garmin today and it went swimmingly!

Till now my Garmin 410 had been doing double duty with me on rides but it is really meant for running...wearing a watch isn't that comfortable on a bike and having to remove your hand from the bike to check data simply isn't a great situation.

Here's my ride...

Bike Ride Profile | Jane - Holland Marsh - Bradford - Weston Road near Vaughan | Times and Records | Strava

In the segments section check out the section called Weston South Big Climb...this is a relatively steep hill on the return today...8.6% average grade but not too long. Today I decided to attack it with all I had...out of the saddle pushing hard to the top. When I uploaded the ride to Strava I was pleased to see that my effort ranked 8 of 138. I didn't have the heart strap on but I would have been interested to see where it topped out at.

Here's a link to just that section...

Bike Ride Profile | Jane - Holland Marsh - Bradford - Weston Road near Vaughan | Times and Records | Strava
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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Swam here today. Awwwwwwwwwwww bliss!!!! 50M saltwater.


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:47 PM
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Nice workouts everyone! Love the pic triathlynn ......tipping point and very ready.....after jut finishing months of climbing training, I smile and hurt at the same time reading of those inclines and elevation gains! Not that I have quit totally , but just not the pressure there has been.
Today did my rowing warmup with kettle bells, and multi plane body work........finished it off with.......you guessed it fartlek drill in my driveway. Same amount as day before....my wife timed me.....1 whole second faster! Pretty fun and hurting all at the same time......guess that hill training transfers over here too!
Tomorrow is back on the bike!
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:11 PM
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Hey everyone! Sorry for being such a stranger the past few months!!!

WOW I AM glad to see so many people still on the exercise hard!!!! I can see so much progress and results from everyone's updated posts recently!!!!! Really exciting.

I'm still kicking it hard, too. Still lifting 4x a week and cardio/abs 2-3x a week. Really proud of myself that I have kept at it for so long now. I think the longest I have gone the past 8 months without doing some type of exercise was a whopping 3 days!!!

Keep up the great work everyone. Kick ASphalt!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:24 PM
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Good to see you fernaceman
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:31 PM
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Doing great here too. Ran 7 miles on Saturday. The humidity was sweltering...

Tomorrow is 0500 running, then kettlebell class...love it!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:43 AM
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Congrats on the 2 years Tipping! Time flies by indeed, let us hope for many good years to come! Great time on that hill, that is a steep one. 500 meters is a long way on such a slope.

Welcome back Fernaceman!

Good to see everyone kicking it, it must be summer workout fever

I recovered from a minor cold and started doing cardio rides on the bike. 30km yesterday, 60km today. Hopefully with the good weather, I can make at least one 1-hour ride daily. Need to lose some winter fat for the summer. Goal is 6 pounds in 3 weeks. Hopefully I can stick to it now that it's written down here.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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HC Climb for lunch.

Bike Ride Profile | School House Rock (39x19) near Littleton | Times and Records | Strava

Toying with the idea of putting a road single speed together just for climbing. Did this on the corncob and felt really good. If I can do it on the corncob, why not a straight 39X18. That would be bad-A. Really just climbing or coasting around here so why not.
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Track workout today. Did several 200s, 400s ,800s plus a mile warm up and 1 mile cool down. I can kick everyones butt on the 200s, but thats it!

The awesome thing is there were 14 of us running at 0500. We are nuts!

We really have a good time. Rest tomorrow...work is crazy.
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Bike + hills = hell. Lol. That is all.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:41 AM
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Geralt good to hear from you - keep feeling better! Send pics of Netherlands ....commuters etc. ...can't afford the trip to see my self right now!
Tres- 0500! Dnt know how you do it! Used to but I guess getting old or lazy or both!
Very ready.....did see a guy either in Santa Fe century or race the train durango riding a single speed...did a double take. Understand your logic.....just seems like it would be nice to have an option for something somewhere sometime?
Triathlyne - bike + hill= hell..........I hear you but it brings a smile to my face just the same .....a bit of a sickness to be dared to suffer or dared that I can't do it!
Well interesting ride yesterday.....started out feeling like I could just turn around and quit. Just didn't feel it or into it. Then I hit the first hill....and the second....and my legs just kept responding! I kept getting stronger and stronger! Weirded but ended up with one of my best times on that route ever......and I felt like quitting before I even got started. Weird.
Ok off to work and then see if I can muster up some fartlaks after work!
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I got into cycling about 5 years ago and I have to say it's been a great motivator to my sobriety. A few weeks ago my wife went out of town with the kids and I was all on my own and though I had some tempting moments to drink I held back because I had rides planned both those weekend mornings and I knew if I drank my performance would be sub par if I even showed up at all.

Biking 150 miles on Friday and 75 on Saturday and 75 on Sunday. Looks like another weekend with no drinking
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Trail run last night. First moderate hill this year. Felt pretty good, but calves a little sore today. Day off today. Big road bike climb tomorrow if all goes well.
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Today I did the old farts strength and tone class at the gym.. Holy cow, I am going to be sore tomorrow! I was the youngest by 15 years or so. The instructor is really good.

IP, rednecks in big trucks are usually very nice... The gym sounds awesome!
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Preparing for a big charity ride in the morning. We'll do 120k Saturday and then follow it up with 100k on Sunday.

I really enjoy the ritual of preparation...clean my bike and shoes, lay out the clothes that I will wear, pump the tires, charge up the garmin, phone and camera. Check my tools - spare tire, levers, C02 cartridge etc. Work out my plan to get where I need to go.

I believe there is about 5000 riders doing this ride. The fund raising requirement for entry was $2500. Many of the riders are cancer survivors or ride for family fighting cancer. I don't have such a direct connection to the cause but am going to try and really connect with all the people and their passion on the ride.

And of course, have some fun!
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Good luck, TP! That sounds like an awesome ride planned!
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Have some good rides tippingpoint. I know what you mean about the prep. I like to lay everything out with my number before a race and take a picture and e-mail it or facebook it (sad but true). I always eat the same thing, maybe drive the course if its a road thing, etc.

Good for you signing up and making such a generous donation. Very cool. Have fun.
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Tipping point- sending best wishes for a great day and ride! I agree - while it may be anxiety, I always enjoy laying things out the night before.....thinking of the order of things....I believe it helps with sleep knowing you have everything ready too.
This week has been a challenge. I'll save you details but our dog became ill , but is on the mend, dishwasher broke on Monday.....clothes washer Wednesday and the soonest the repair guy could,get here was today Friday. Additionally a crazy - everything hard week at work - spare you details but just long week. Got up this morning beautiful morning - 71 degrees at 7:00 am outside in shorts sipping coffee and knew it was going to get hot.....should get going and ride......but it still felt so good to sit there! Finally rode
From about 9-11:30 and when I got back I was warm....red face etc.
checked weather.com and it said it was 101 degrees out but felt like 97! I thought what the hell sense does that make? It's 101 ....with no wind....bu it feels like 97!? Funny!
Anyway it was out first warm day.., and tomorrow if I can break away from the coffee earlier.......I will try to get out by 7 or so and beat the heat!
Good weekend everyone!
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Great workouts all!

I am keeping it up with the daily training cycling routine, around 40km a day. Today though I had a 100km clubride, we were riding a touring event nearby. A lot of forests, healthfields and some small climbs. First part was with the 35km/h group, who decided to "warm-up" with a cruising speed of 32km/h with a head wind! So I was already feeling it before we even got to the start The rest of the tour I did with 2 other members, cruising along at 28 kmh. Almost 4 hours in the saddle total, great weather too!

Forgot to make pics though, sorry Have a nice Saturday all!
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