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post #241 of 258
Congrats on a grreat season, Michael.  Those are impressive numbers to put up.  And the bike is looking good!

Mike
post #242 of 258
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 Hey Marcus I was wondering how the namesakes of this thread were doing!  Good job!

Check in?
post #243 of 258
541 road cycling miles for October, 294 in the last 8 days. This will probably be my last 500 mile month until next spring. I'm 4654 miles for the year and will hit 5000.

I'm also down 35 lbs this year, my lightest in 20 years.

Cheers,

Michael

Edited by WILDCAT - 10/31/09 at 3:42pm
post #244 of 258
 Amazing accomplishment Michael!  My goal was 1,000 miles this summer and I didn't reach it.

Great job!  It must feel absolutely fantastic for you.
post #245 of 258
 Very impressive, Michael.  My month cycling was a paltry 30 miles from my first ride in 6 weeks.  I did, however, complete my first walking century on the West Highland Way in Scotland.  It was fantastic.

Mike
post #246 of 258
Hi SkiMangoJazz & Mike,

Thanks for the props. I'll be able to look back on this year with a healthy sense of accomplishment. The challenge going forward is to maintain and improve my fitness.

Mike,  the Scottish walking century sounds great... as long as they keep the haggis to themselves.

Michael
Edited by WILDCAT - 11/2/09 at 6:07pm
post #247 of 258
 yea, not much of a fan of the haggis, but am of Robbie Burns who was.
post #248 of 258
OK Folks I am definitely in better condition than I was at this point last year.  I thought!  Seeing the calender say November got me thinking more about adding some flexibility to go with my increased endurance.  So, today I added some light stretching to my daily routine.  OMG!  My middle aged hip sockets now want to pop and I have little snaps, kinks, and pops all over my body that I'll need to whittle out before Thanksgiving Saturday.  I recall my first day out two years ago (after a 10 year layoff) I pulled a muscle in my back just booting up in the parking lot
post #249 of 258
Michael -

That's great stuff!  This will be my second consecutive 5,000+ mile year, and it's all good stuff.  I'm currently 120 miles from 5,000, and will knock 50 miles out of that on the CT shoreline tomorrow (anybody who is local to Mystic/Stonington, CT, want to ride tomorrow?).

Next year's goal is 5,500 to 6,000 miles - not too much additional riding, and given that it's never a bad time to ride in the greater DC area, perfectly feasible.  And the riding is great for skiing fitness.

Rock on!

Rudi

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541 road cycling miles for October, 294 in the last 8 days. This will probably be my last 500 mile month until next spring. I'm 4654 miles for the year and will hit 5000.

I'm also down 35 lbs this year, my lightest in 20 years.

Cheers,

Michael
post #250 of 258
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Originally Posted by songfta View Post

Michael -

That's great stuff!  This will be my second consecutive 5,000+ mile year, and it's all good stuff.  I'm currently 120 miles from 5,000, and will knock 50 miles out of that on the CT shoreline tomorrow (anybody who is local to Mystic/Stonington, CT, want to ride tomorrow?).

Next year's goal is 5,500 to 6,000 miles - not too much additional riding, and given that it's never a bad time to ride in the greater DC area, perfectly feasible.  And the riding is great for skiing fitness.

Rock on!

Rudi
 


 


Hi Rudi,

I knocked off my 5000 mile target yesterday. The improvement in fitness has helped me in so many ways, I think I'm hooked for life.

I'm going to try for a 200k, 300k, and 400k next year. I hope to do a century a month from March to November.

Cheers!

Michael
Edited by WILDCAT - 11/29/09 at 11:55am
post #251 of 258
Thread Starter 
I started with the Green Smoothies again. I throw a bunch of greens in the blender with a piece of fruit and some water. Blend until smooth. It helps tremendously with cravings for the bad stuff.

Sorry I was offline for awhile. Just moved out of the old apartment and it was a hellish time. My wife and I have too much @#$%.
post #252 of 258
 Marcus, you've been missed.

I bet you're fit after all that packing and moving, eh!
post #253 of 258
Michael, fantastic achievement.  I wish I was close to 5k.  I've got the bike on the car, and will get a lunch ride of 20 miles or so -- that'll bring me within 200 of 4k for the year.  Not sure I'll make it this year, though, as ski season takes the weekends away and I've had to start travelling again.

Mike
post #254 of 258
Thread Starter 
Thanks Trek. Yeah, it's a surprisingly good workout . . . or at least a long one.
post #255 of 258
Thread Starter 
OK, so I'm 20 pounds lighter than last year. It made a BIG difference, especially in getting down the bump runs. Of course, all that good training from Weems last year didn't hurt either.
post #256 of 258
 Soooooo, have you been skiing much?
You were missed in a big way at Stowe!
post #257 of 258
The extra pounds make a difference.  Add to that some leg strength and you've a whole new skier!  Way to go.
post #258 of 258
Thread Starter 
Thanks Trek. Getting out when I can.
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