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  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: nada – bah humbug

Happy Birthday, Harry

November 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

Happy 82nd to my Father-in-law.  We are especially missing him today – his first birthday without him.

I love this picture of him.  It captures his smile, his easy-going attitude, and so many other things that were uniquely him.  I truly can just hear him laugh when I see this picture.

He and my dad were two of the biggest influences in my life – hard workers, good men, … so much more.  They both taught me so much – some things that, unfortunately, I’m only coming to appreciate now that they are both gone.

I simply hate that I can’t laugh, talk, … do whatever with them any more.


Training Journal – 11/16/13:

  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 20-mile easy ride
  • Comments: Still was not feeling 100% this morning when the alarm went off, so I stayed in bed. Mañana….
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest and a quick trip to Monterey for lunch
  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest.
  • Comments: Rest

Limited View

September 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

This view just caught my eye while flying home yesterday.

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Training Journal – 9/19/13:

  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 20-mile easy ride
  • Comments: I rode for 1:11:58 for 21.08 miles @ 17.6 mph avg & avg cadence of 86.

COD: Orange

September 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

Color Of the Day:

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I even wore black shorts and black slacks…

(OK, maybe orange for guys. Ladies will probably say one’s orange and the other is salmon or something.)


Training Journal – 9/17/13:

  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 20-mile stationary ride
  • Comments: Final day of my biz trip, so I used the hotel fitness center again. Yep, getting my time in the saddle… I rode for 1:00:00 for 17.45 miles @ 17.5 mph avg on the sit-down bike machine. (I couldn’t get 20 miles in, since people were waiting for machines.)  Since I travel home tomorrow and probably wouldn’t get a workout in, I threw in an easy 5K run on the treadmill after the ride…for good measure. I did 3.25 miles @ 8:57 avg pace.

GoToMyPC, PC, PC, …

September 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Not that I was board at lunch; but, I always wondered if the earth would stop or something if I looped two PCs using GoToMyPC.

We’re still here, so I guess it’s Ok…


Training Journal – 9/11/13:

  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 8-mile run
  • Comments: I did 8.53 miles @ 8:23 avg pace, avg cadence 96

Name That Tune?

September 8, 2013 — 1 Comment

Re my earlier Facebook status & tweet…Disney?  I know, I’m not the best whistler…

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Name that tune?

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Training Journal – 9/8/13:

  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 60-mile ride
  • Comments: I rode 65.4 miles @ 17.2 mph avg, for 3:48:33 & avg cadence of 84.  I had planned on doing hill repeats in Alum Rock Park, but it was closed because of fire danger today.  I made up the miles…and then some!
  • Weekly mileage: Running: 10.26 / Bicycling: 157.11

Labor Day v2013

September 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

Had a nice, lazy, Labor Day…but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Slept in until 0520(!), went for a nice ride, had pancakes, worked around the yard, took a short nap in my recliner, and now heading off to dinner.

Oh, and I also planned out my race calendar through the end of 2013 too! Woohoo!

All in all, a nice holiday… Hope you had a great one as well.


Training Journal – 9/2/13:

  • Current plan: Mix of running and biking
  • Today’s session: 2-Hour ride
  • Comments: I rode for 2:08:25 for 36.52 miles @ 17.1 mph avg & avg cadence of 84. I thought about going for a trail run, but Alum Rock Park is normally closed on Mondays and I didn’t want to chance heading up there just to be disappointed.