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Old 06-08-2013, 01:04 PM
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Nice rides Geralt.
In particular....I never know where the story is going to go when it starts out..." Worked out at the base gym last night...."!
Got out a little earlier this morning and rode about 39 miles.....beating the heat better than yesterday.
Today is supposed to get to 102. We get about 5-10 days above 100 on average per year. But it's a dry heat right!?!
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:01 PM
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I took this on the way to the chiropractor yesterday. This is Mt. Evans. 14,650 feet. I will be riding to the top of this on 7/20. Life did not cooperate yesterday for a big ride, so rolled out of the driveway at 6:30 this morning. 22 miles and 3,100 feet. Legs were pretty beat. No PRs, but got er done.

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Old 06-08-2013, 02:15 PM
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Awesome ride this morning!

121k - 28.8 kph moving average - 3200 feet climbed.

There were some really long climbs over the last 20k of the ride. Lots of fun though and truly inspiring to see the many cancer survivors that were riding.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:47 AM
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Veryready- that looks like a beast of a climb.......but can relate to how it gets you excited and motivated!!
Tipping point....nice ride! I lost my late wife to breast cancer at 38 and whenever I ride events like this ....and see /hear of folks blessed by surviving it is always so inspiring.
Thinking a bootcamp- kitchen sink workout day today for me....... Right now,the coffee is pretty special!
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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Day 2 of the same charity ride.

105 km this morning at a slightly more relaxed pace of 27.4 kph.

Now that I've got this mileage under my belt I'm trying to talk a few buddies into riding 100 miles in the next couple of weeks...
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Santiago, so sorry about your wife. That is so young. Honestly I read things like this and I am amazed how people manage to keep going. You are a strong man.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:09 PM
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Veryready- that looks like a beast of a climb.......but can relate to how it gets you excited and motivated!!
Tipping point....nice ride! I lost my late wife to breast cancer at 38 and whenever I ride events like this ....and see /hear of folks blessed by surviving it is always so inspiring.
Thinking a bootcamp- kitchen sink workout day today for me....... Right now,the coffee is pretty special!
How old are you now Santiago? That must have been so tough...kids?
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I'm so sorry Santiago. Sorry for your loss. Extremely. Cancer sucks. End of story.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:25 PM
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Tipping point..very ready...triathlynn...thanks for kind words...My daughter was 14 at the time and my special needs son was 12.
You know looking back at it, not sure how I did it either! ..but it can be best described that once you or your loved one hear that diagnosis.....you are instantly on a fast moving train with no option of getting off. You can't take a break from it or vacation and come back. It becomes your life....24 x 7. Thanks again but don't want to dominate this forum with this.
Today I got out for a quick 21 mile ride first thing this am before the heat. I have to travel Wednesday - Monday and no bike due to flying. Am planning on some body weight training ....jumping stationary split lunges........some fartlaks.........and some burpees!!! Anyone ever do burpees with push ups mixed in!? Try it for even a minute!
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Santiago, so sorry too about your late wife. I am a cancer nurse. I see so many young people struggling everyday.

My boot camp does a monthly spartan challenge. 100 jump squats, 200 sit ups, 300 push ups, 400 burpees. You have to do them in that order. Its pretty tough. My shoulders felt like they were going to blow.

I did nothing on the weekend but clean house...oh wait, I went kneeboarding with my daughter. That was a blast. my bi/tris are sore today. planning a run tomorrow.
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IP, our skeeters usually come out for about half an hour at dusk. we just go inside, then they leave. I have seen bats flying over the lake at night. They eat tons of them. I dont notice them in the mornings, but they do bother some of my friends.
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I rode 66 miles on Saturday. 2500 elevation gain. My arse hurts. Rode a flat, fast 15 tonight. Arse still hurts.
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Good work everyone.

Tres - It would take me a month to do 400 burpees alone. I can't imagine even attempting that and I have done my share of burpees this year.

Nice mile trail run on Sunday. I was due for a time trial so pushed it a little. Felt pretty good. Almost a PR on this loop that I have run many times.

Mountain bike today with a couple other guys. they wanted to meet at 6:30, but since I don't drink anymore I decided to go even earlier and started at 6:00 from the other side of the park and rode to meet them to get a little extra in before we met up. Only my second mountain bike ride this year. Good fun. Good guys to ride with. 12 miles and 1,900 feet, but almost 3 hours. A little too much chit chat if you know what I mean. The guy who put this together is just not a go go go go go kind of rider. It is refreshing to ride with him. He really enjoys every minute.
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Oh my gosh, you all are an inspiration with all you do. I, OTOH, have taken the last two days off with a feeling of overwhelming fatigue. I'm chalking it up to too much over the weekend--I combined a whole bunch of running with a lesser amount of cycling, but since I'm still learning the bike stuff, I think it wore me out.

Hopefully that's all it is and I'll be back to it tomorrow.
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Took a week off from cycling but back at it now. 17 miles on Monday, 24 yesterday, and maybe a long one today. Might be getting an upgraded bike also. Moving up to carbon fiber now that I've proven to hubby that I'm serious about cycling.
Met a new friend on the road. She caught me at a signal and recognized me from Strava. Kinda cool. We rode the last half of my ride together which made the wind not so bad.
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Went back to masters last night. Holy crap what a workout. Sore this morning.
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Another early ride today. 27 miles and 3,900 feet. Up and down. Pretty much a continuous 13.5 mile (HC) climb heading out. Slow, but felt really strong the whole way. Here is the segment called Super Foxton. It's interesting because it is probably one of the longest continuous climbs you can get on the front range. Once you get west a little its a different story.

Bike Ride Profile | Super Foxton near Conifer | Times and Records | Strava
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22 miles yesterday. Different kind of ride. One of hubby's bike shop dealers put on a loop ride. A pace line that rides a loop in the park and continues to go faster and faster with each loop. I held on for a couple but then fell off and caught another group. All guys, lots of testosterone! One chic showed up at the end but missed the whole thing. There's a women only cycle shop nearby that I think I'm going to try to join on rides. Probably a little easier. I'm def not a beginner anymore but not quite to the level of last nights riders.
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Wow, nothing for me for a week unless you count the 11 hour days at work. I have had no energy to work out.

Tomorrow is a trail run awith friends at 0700. planning on 5-6 miles. I bought a camelbak to try for hydration. A friend runs with one all the time. I am not sure how I will like it. I gotta work on getting the fit right..

Looking forward to the peace and quiet of the trails.
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In Wisconsin helping my son with a surgery. No bike along for 5 days.
Renting a cottage on a lake. Today I set up up a little bootcamp. 40 concrete steps down to lake dock. I set up a band station to dock for rows and presses....then a squatting/ lunge station, a plank stop, burpees stop, etc. you get the idea. 45 minutes of constant motion running up down stairs to one station or another. Did fartlaks - line touches - in road leading to driveway too. Funny...I lived here for the majority of my life and forgot how bad the humidity makes you sweat! I guess I do in Arizona too it just evaporates quickly and you don't notice it.
Anyway nice breeze off lake while I was doing it.....but as easy as those stairs were starting out.....they were kicking "my"asphalt by the end!
Have a great weekend everyone .....
PS ....I fell woefully, woefully short of 400 burpees!!!!!!
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