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Quietly reclaiming maintainer status
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      22 comments

Sometime in the past couple of weeks, I quietly changed my ticker back to the "maintenance range" model. Discouraged last Fall when I was having trouble I had changed it back to weight loss model to show / remind myself how far I'd come over th... Read more
Tuesday two-fers
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      23 comments

The training plan has pretty much evolved into a routine rotation. I know it will evolve over time, but at this point it is nicely balanced such that the same muscles aren't overused. Monday and Thursday have a swim workout. ... Read more
Bonus blog - miscellaneous observations
Monday, February 19, 2018      26 comments

I took a look at the last 30 days of sleep statistics from Fitbit... 21 of them I got 7 or more hours of sleep. One of the major advantages of being retired is getting enough sleep! When I look farther back, all the way to the week before reti... Read more
Let's start with the weather report
Monday, February 19, 2018      20 comments

When I got my training plan for the week, I saw this entry for Tuesday (tomorrow): "Run 4 miles on hilly course after a 10 minute warm up. Push up the hills at a moderate pace." Well, a hill workout on a treadmill sounds positively mis... Read more
Getting to know you... (cue the music)
Sunday, February 18, 2018      23 comments

getting to know fellow team members! Here are a few of us getting set up for this morning's trainer ride. There was some conversation on the FaceBook event about possibly riding outdoors, but between one (not pictured) who is just coming back ... Read more
Ahhhhh! Saturday!
Saturday, February 17, 2018      18 comments

I have a new toy... looks a lot like my old Spark Activity Tracker, doesn't it? It is, in fact, a Garmin foot pod. It pairs with my triathlo... Read more
We now return you to ONEKIDSMOM's usual blog fare
Friday, February 16, 2018      13 comments

Leaving out the emotional response and the heavy news stuff (already covered in earlier blogs), the training week went well. It was a recovery week. I'm thinking that down the road in other recovery weeks I'll be seeing similar workouts as... Read more
Or how about this? Research!
Friday, February 16, 2018      23 comments

What if instead of immediately taking up political positions and shouting at one another in response to the tragedies we have been seeing, we applied science to the issue? I was really impressed with this blog (written by a young man I happ... Read more
Sucker punched by the news?
Thursday, February 15, 2018      19 comments

Yesterday afternoon, I was going about my current routine. I had the Nordic combination coverage of the Winter Olympics on the TV. You may or may not know this sport, but it's a cross-country ski race where the racers get an advantage by placi... Read more
The training plan said...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      25 comments

6 a.m. form run. 3 miles. 1/2 mile warm up. 1 mile at 65 - 75% max heart rate. 1 mile at 75 - 80% max heart rate. Focus on those two miles running at 180 steps per minute, while keeping the heart rate in the target range. 1/2 mile running ... Read more
Even in recovery week...
Monday, February 12, 2018      26 comments

every workout has a purpose. Today my swim will be a build workout for anaerobic endurance. Yep, I know this is something that needs work! So with a shorter swim, only 1500 yards total, he's assigned me a ladder of hard 50 yards: 2 hard,... Read more
The Aussies call it Bonking
Sunday, February 11, 2018      17 comments

I managed to bonk on the cycle trainer today. I was assigned an hour and 30 minute "easy" spin, but I didn't exactly start out easy enough. You see, the Winter Olympics were on the TV. I had already gone out in the morning to clear off ... Read more
Winter Weekend Adjustments
Saturday, February 10, 2018      21 comments

With the weather forecast for this morning (cold and snow), I opted NOT to do the group run at 7 a.m. In fact, pretty much the whole crew opted for treadmill runs today, not just me. And with snow in the forecast again for 6 p.m. to midnight, ... Read more
It's FRIDAY!
Friday, February 09, 2018      25 comments

And this week, that means it's also REST DAY! So no planned workout, but I am putting several of the housekeeping tasks on the day. This morning before I even came downstairs, I stripped the bed, and turned the mattress (something I don't ... Read more
Winter Day retirement luxury - going back to bed
Thursday, February 08, 2018      23 comments

emoticon Sleep, that ravels up the knitted sleeve of care... ... Read more

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