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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tempo/Fit Test

So I have been "exercising" for a couple of months recovering not only from RATS but the training that came before as well.  My body feel pretty well rested and recovered.  Now I'm ready to get into a bit more of a training mode.
The plan was 1 mile warm-up, 3@~8:15-8:30 the 1 mile cool down.  How did I come up with that?  Well it's simply what I had time for at lunch.
The results:
8:22 pace with an average HR of 146.  It was 93F with about 60% humidity.
No great turn of speed but I am happy with the stable HR and the god sensations in my legs during the effort
bring on the trainin'!

Friday, September 6, 2013

August Recap

I know…  we are already 1 week into September but…
Another month spent just exercising and being active…
I still have a few little injuries that haven't remedied themselves but…  then again I'm not 23 years old anymore.
It's good to feel some cycling fitness return, and I know like Eddy Merckx said if I "ride lots" I will continue to improve.
I read a couple of books:
As with anything written by Pat Conroy, it was excellent.  I had actually first read the book when I was about 18.  Interesting to read the book again with the experience of fatherhood as well as that of a son.
I also read "Calico Joe"
And Grisham is a great storyteller…  and I love baseball history…  I should have loved the book but…  it was just okay
I didn't listen to any books this month but I did discover Podcasts…  or to be specific a podcast that I enjoy.
"Open Mic with Mike Creed"
it's basically recently retired domestic pro cyclist Mike Creed talking cycling with people involved with pro cycling.
I dig it.
Got some big plans for the coming year…  I'll blog about that soon.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Guess how many intervals I did today...

If you guessed 6 you are correct!
1 mile warm-up…  6 @ 3 minute intervals with a 90 second recovery interval 1 mile cool down.
In this: weather
I'm sure this will pay off during cross season..  which starts this week!
Heck to the yeah!