Stationary Bike

Submitted by Marc on Sat, 10/03/2015 - 8:53pm

I had just a short time to do a bike workout today and headed to the fitness center in the afternoon. I did my first 10-20-30 type of workout. For minutes, I did 30 seconds at less than 100 watts, 20 seconds at around 150 watts and 10 seconds at an unknown wattage. The gears for the respective intervals were 5, 10 and 20. When I was in gear 20 the speed read in the range of 25 mph.

I think that 15 minutes was a good start for this workout. I think 30 minutes would have been too much.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:00pm

I gave Eli a chariot ride to school and picked him up as well. It's nice to be able to get in a workout this way. I'm going to need to fix up the chariot though. It's falling apart.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 9:57pm

I got up this morning and was productive right away. Once I reached a good stopping point I headed out for my bike ride. I decided to ride the Morrison / C470 / Dinosaur Ridge / 93 / 40 / Rooney Road / Jewell route to make sure I finished in under two hours. I think I rode the route slightly faster than I have previously. I came in at under 1:40.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:53pm

I ended up just picking Eli up in the chariot after school for my workout today. I didn't even workout at all yesterday. I'm a little anxious about how much fitness I'm losing, but also enjoying a little bit of a breather. I think I've still got a bit of time that I can relax before I need to get back to more structure and volume.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Sat, 09/19/2015 - 4:55pm

I was pretty undproductive this morning and really let the day get away from me. I just got back from a 30 minute bike ride. I guess I needed a break today.

The weather was lovely and I really did enjoy the ride, as short as it was.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 5:47pm

I rode for about 1:40 on the Morrison / C470 / Dinosaur Ridge / Rooney / Jewell route. It is dark for too long right now for me to be able to do it in the morning. So, I had to do it this afternoon and it was a bit warm.

I've tagged this post with ritual because I feel like my exercise routine has become a ritual for me. It's no longer just about preparing for any particular event. It's about a part of my life routine.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 4:40pm

I was very productive in making some great progress on my next Udemy course this morning. I had intended to ride with a cycling group today. Instead I just got back from an easy one hour ride. I think that it's a better balance that I allowed the bike ride to take a back seat. I will be very happy when I get this next course published.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:00pm

As things went today, I ended up just riding to pick up Eli from school. I put my time and focus on other things today, and I suppose that's probably okay. My workouts took priority for a long time and it's not bad for me to get a little rest.

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Sun, 09/06/2015 - 5:44pm

I rode for about 1 hour. I did an out and back on the Bear Creek Trail heading east.

This was a different type of challenge for me this week riding six days in a row. I'm glad to have completed the challenge!

Road Ride Zone 2

Submitted by Marc on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 6:44pm

I rode for just over 2 hours today. I rode Morrison through Bear Creek Lake Park to the C470 trail until Ken Caryl. I had planned to do a loop in the Deer Creek Canyon area, but decided I didn't need to do a 4+ hour ride today.