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New Purchase

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I've been hearing several folks mention "the Racing Weight", by Matt Fitzgerald and finally made the purchase. It came in yesterday and I started reading it. What made me interested in the book was that it's written for endurance athletes by an endurance athlete. So far, I'm really impressed with the contents. In the past, it was difficult to find a book that addressed the nutritional needs of endurance athletes vs non-athlestes. My goal is to read it cover to cover and plan on starting to implement it many ideas beginning in November. Should be interesting for me to reach my ideal racing weight and body composition. Can't wait. HOOAAA!!

  
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LIVIN4LISH 10/23/2014 4:47PM

    You'll have to keep us posted as to what type of nutrition is recommended for the endurance athlete. If I like it, I might start endurance training again emoticon

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Accountability

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yesterday was "Hills" day. It's not my favorite, but it's so good for you that I try to do it every other week. The area that I do the training is a rolling 8-mile course. I do that course twice and suffer through it. The goal is to climb the hills at a tough gear. Yesterday I began to time each incline completed so as to compare the progress each time. After a warm up and cool down, I'm real glad it's over. Man that's bunches of suffering. Wish it didn't have to hurt so much. HOOAAA!!

  
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GHK1962 10/22/2014 2:51PM

    You da man!

I do okay on hills (so long as its not a freakin 12.5 mile sustained hill with no levels ... then I just pretty much die.)

What I should do is train on hills like you do. I mean, when I do that century there will be no way there will NOT be hills right?

By the way, when you time yourself, you are starting and stopping the Garmin?

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Accountability

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Overall, a good week full of action and exercise. I was with a cycling coach, but decided to part ways. He just was not there for me. With the $$ that he was receiving from me, I expected much more. It was the 5th Coach that I have fired. Perhaps i just expect too much. Nonetheless, I will continue to improve on my own. Hopefully, it will work out. Yesterday was the culmination of the last 2 weeks of training. I did a Time Trial test to see where I was at. In spite of wind and some climbing, I improved on my time for the 20K TT. With an average per mile speed of 18.9 MPH, I was extremely pleased. I hope to test my self every 2 weeks and hope for some progress along the way. My short term goal is to reach 20 MPH. The agility training continues. The doggie and I are communicating better and better. I give it 1.5 years before we come out and amaze the world with our talent (LOL). Home life is great. My Honey and I continue to be madly in love. She is just having a ball riding her horse 3 to 4 times weekly. It's her outlet and she deserves it. We lease the horse from this wonderful lady that cannot ride it due to injuries. So, the Big Guy is watching over me and doing a pretty good job of keeping me on course. We'll see what next week brings. HOOAAA!!

  
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LIVIN4LISH 10/19/2014 11:22PM

    I love your spirit! I think many of us are so richly blessed but refuse to see it because we create obstacles that need not exist. You seem to only see the blessings, and your attitude makes all situation "neutral" at worst, but mostly just wonderful. Thank you for helping me to rethink my days : )

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/19/2014 3:46PM

    You are flying! The fastest I've done 20 miles in was 14 mph and I thought I was really moving. That's the great thing about biking - always room for improvement if one desires. emoticon

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GHK1962 10/19/2014 9:48AM

    Nice! On just about every front. Life is good for you and that totally rocks!

As for the cycling coach - man, I bet you could be that coach dude. You likely put more mileage on the road than some of them. And a near 19 MPH avg over 20K is great! I think I get within a mile of that sometimes when I am doing a Tri ... but that is ONLY if the course is fairly flat and no wind. You were in a head wind and climbing at times? WOW!

As for agility, if pup is at the minimum age requirement, I say start as soon as you can. Well, so long as his recall is semi ok. (Closed rings won't matter, but rings with non-gated entries might be an issue.) But starting earlier isn't too bad - its a TOTALLY different feel for you pup (and you) at an actual event ... and you'll want pupper to get used to that too. Even training with other dogs around doesn't recreate that feel. At first, a lot of dogs will either be distracted (they get over it after a while), or get super amped. And ... that ain't all that bad a thing. I say start em up when you can. It's so cool seeing another dog agility person!



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Accountability

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Trained the dogs, cycled, and mowed our grass. Later in the day, took off to a new park and worked with the puppy on recall. He does well at home, but not so great at other places. So, I'm trying to take him to different venues and work with him on recall. Going to try and make time to do this more often. He's doing real well with the agility course, but is a bit behind on recall. However, I have to remember to keep it fun so that he doesn't lose the interest. HOOAAA!!

  
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GHK1962 10/19/2014 9:40AM

    "I have to remember to keep it fun so that he doesn't lose the interest."

You have earned like a bazillon points for this. Got 20 thousand Q's. And will have unlimited puppy licks for that statement.

It sounds like you're doing awesome on the agility. It's weird about the recall thing. Everyone pretty much know what they have to do to teach their pups this ... but do most of us? NO. *raises my hand regarding one of ours*

What are you doing to get a better recall? (We will often have each of us, wifey and I, far apart. Do the call, and jackpot treat.)

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ELRIDDICK 10/16/2014 7:08AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Active Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wow!! Yesterday was a pretty full day. Started off by walking and training the dogs. I followed with a tough 2+ hours on the bike and ended the physical activities with 1+ hours of some challenging weight training. Talk about pooped. But, that's what it takes to be where I want to be. HOOAAA!!

  
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GHK1962 10/15/2014 12:39PM

    Pups, Pedaling, and Power. No wonder you are pooped!

Nice going dude.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/15/2014 8:36AM

    Sounds like hard work, but a lot of fun.

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