Mcsween’s in the chase.

Post by:mcsween

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:22 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

Rolling one out in the sun.

Had a rough week getting rides in so it was good to get out today. I didn’t make up all the lost miles but it was a nice day for a ride.
Garmin Details: Sunny roll

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/25/2014
  • Time: 13:22:24
  • Total Time: 1:34:22.96
  • Average Heart rate: 162
  • Max Heart rate: 180
  • Calories: 1857
  • Distance: 29.09 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.49 mph
  • Max Speed: 33.62 mph
  • Ascent: 1,907.76 ft
  • Descent: 1,932.99 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:24 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

Nice breezy day for a maintenance roll

I might have overdressed just little, but better than not enough. Caught up with my friend Arnold (mid 70s) on the outbound and road along and chatted with him for a ways. After a bit he claimed he had to take it easy and urged me to go on about my ride. I picked it up a little and left him to ride the hills at his pace knowing that’s what he wanted. It just messes with you when you to have someone else along when you have a plan. I figure I was messing with his plan. Anyway, I tried not to get too stupid and ruin my own ride by overdoing it especially when I knew I would have a headwind to contend with on the way back. Arnold was just finishing packing up when I got back to the sign in point so I stopped an chatted a bit more with him before rolling out the last three miles.
Garmin details: Maintenance roll

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/22/2014
  • Time: 15:24:19
  • Total Time: 1:31:56.74
  • Average Heart rate: 154
  • Max Heart rate: 171
  • Calories: 1746
  • Distance: 27.51 miles
  • Average Speed: 17.95 mph
  • Max Speed: 29.5 mph
  • Ascent: 2,011.82 ft
  • Descent: 2,025.61 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

P90X-87 KenpoX

Had Syndie and I been doing the cardio portions of P90X during this round we would have run across Kenpo many times.  As it is though, today is the only the third time we hit this routine.  I’m never good at it, but it still manages to get the blood flowing.  During the stretch I wasn’t so sure as my legs seemed to rebel, but I felt fine and even pretty pumped once we got going.  Still looked like a spasmoid I’m sure.

Workout:

  • Type: General Cardio
  • Date: 10/22/2014
  • Time: 05:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:00:00.00
  • Calories: 536

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Post by:mcsween

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:10 pm  |  3 Comments »

 

Another super nice day

Having gotten a peak at the weather I was champing at the bit all day for this ride. Not because I anticipated a super fast time or anything, but just because it was so nice with just a light breeze. Evidently a number of other riders thought the same thing about the weather. Good to see folks out. I wasn’t sure how my legs would feel after the morning P90X routine, but they held up fairly well throughout the ride. No records set, but it still came out as a solid and enjoyable ride.
Garmin details: Super day

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/17/2014
  • Time: 16:10:56
  • Total Time: 1:30:14.29
  • Average Heart rate: 158
  • Max Heart rate: 216
  • Calories: 1777
  • Distance: 27.55 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.32 mph
  • Max Speed: 32.49 mph
  • Ascent: 2,115.49 ft
  • Descent: 2,128.89 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:00 am  |  2 Comments »

 

P90X-82 Legs Back AbX

Starting out my left knee felt… not right… Perhaps my last two longer bike rides had stressed it some.?   After a couple different exercise sets though it felt OK.  I was still pretty careful with it.  You can’t accomplish squat if you blow yourself up.  (Ahem… Cools, Garvey, BEST!!!)   I did increase the pullups by 2 for each set and by 4 on the last set.   Syndie says I can’t say "AbX went well".   Well it didn’t go well, it went Great!!!   30 across the board and 80 weighted mason twists.   I was feeling pretty good and well, it is the last time in this round of P90X, so… well, I thought I’d just keep going.   Worked out pretty decent.  :D   It was kind of funny to see Syndie glued to the screen on the other end because I started before her and finished after her and she did 60!!!   Me being silly does not detract from the fact she did 60!!!   A new record for her and kicked Tony and his cronies butts!!!   :D   Yup, I brag on my workout partner because I know that without her accountability and fun (we do have some kind of sleep deprived stupid funny moments from time to time) I would have NOT completed this as successfully as I did.   Thanks Syndie!!!   :D

Workout:

  • Type: Strength Training
  • Date: 10/17/2014
  • Time: 05:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:15:00.00
  • Calories: 540

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Post by:mcsween

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:44 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

Sweet day for a ride…

…for the most part. I know I shouldn’t bitch about the wind. So I won’t… I’ll bitch about the complete inaccuracy of what is "reported" for the wind. k.. nuff about that. The temps were wonderful sky blue with nice little fluffy clouds. I kept a pretty decent push on, but had it in my head to do more than the standard 20 miles so I marshaled my energy a little. I don’t like to bonk. I passed several riders going the other way during my ride. Evidently a lot of folks decided to take advantage of the beautiful temps. When I got back to the sign in point at least twelve people had signed in during the time I’d been riding. I had to stop for a few seconds mid ride to adjust my derailleur cable. Ever since my in ride fix last week its been shifting oddly, so I had to tweak it a little. It still isn’t just right so I’ll be putting it up on the rack again to tweak it some more. Definitely burned a couple calories during this ride and I’m having a run in with a rotisserie chicken even as I type this. There might be enough left for my wife to have a couple nibbles when she gets home. :D
Garmin details: Sweet day… lying weathermen

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/15/2014
  • Time: 15:44:52
  • Total Time: 1:44:46.18
  • Average Heart rate: 154
  • Max Heart rate: 173
  • Calories: 2034
  • Distance: 31.54 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.06 mph
  • Max Speed: 37 mph
  • Ascent: 2,571.26 ft
  • Descent: 2,575.99 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

P90X-80 Back Biceps AbX

Had to rely on the warmup to get me awake enough to get into the workout.   Tried to take advantage of the negatives for some of the routines vs just let the weight back down with little resistance.  An effective way to multiply the training benefit without having to increase the weight or reps.   Definitely felt the burn.  Syndie tells me I can no longer say "AbX went well".   She says I have to brag.  30 of everything along with 60 weighted masons.   Also pretty smoked at the end of those too.  :)

Workout:

  • Type: Strength Training
  • Date: 10/15/2014
  • Time: 05:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:15:00.00
  • Calories: 540

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Post by:mcsween

Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:01 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

Columbus day cruise

Somehow I talked myself into believing that my legs were feeling well enough for me to go a few more miles than I have been of late.    I got through the ride OK, but I’m pretty spent.   I guess P90X took more out of me than I thought it would.
Garmin details: Cruise

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/13/2014
  • Time: 12:01:05
  • Total Time: 1:54:10.10
  • Average Heart rate: 158
  • Max Heart rate: 175
  • Calories: 2147
  • Distance: 33.79 miles
  • Average Speed: 17.76 mph
  • Max Speed: 36.63 mph
  • Ascent: 2,584.66 ft
  • Descent: 2,601.21 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

P90X-78 Chest Shoulder Tris AbX

Didn’t do especially great in the strength work today… at least not the pushup portion.   Still felt smoked in the end.   AbX went well.

Workout:

  • Type: Strength Training
  • Date: 10/13/2014
  • Time: 05:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:15:00.00
  • Calories: 540

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Post by:mcsween

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:28 pm  |  No Comments »

 

Well this was different

Glad to get on this one, but wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to put into it. Strove to maintain a good push, but didn’t tear into anything while just riding the hills to get up them. It makes for a pretty short report.

That changed with the last hill. With about 100 yds ± I went to shift and… rattle clunk grind… My derailleur hanger broke in two. Yup… left my derailleur just hanging there in the chain. I figure most folks would be SOL and would be making phone calls for a pick-up.  I was a little annoyed, but oddly enough, when I bought my cheap assed $500 bike, it came with a spare hanger.

They aren’t very big, and I figured, they didn’t send it for no reason, so, for the last five years I’ve been carrying it around in my tool pouch with my patch kit.  Knowing I had it, I just walked the bike up to the top of the hill where there was a sign whose design had a place that would let me just hang the bike and work on it.   It did take a few minutes, and I got plenty greasy, but in the end I was fully functional again.  Evidently when it broke it got hung in the spokes a little as my back tire is no longer 100% true.   No problem, I’ll tweak that out this weekend.    After that I rode back down to where the failure occurred, took the Garmin off pause and proceeded to finish my ride.

About two miles out from the end I passed a few soldiers running the other way.  Then close to a mile later I saw another soldier running.  She was a tad heavy on the bottom end, but she was still moving along.  I debated turning and offering some water but didn’t.   As I came around to my finish point I saw the group of soldiers I had passed earlier.   (I just rode a big loop in reverse of the direction they were going).   I told them about the straggler and advised they go check on her, but they seemed kind of puzzled about what to do.

Slightly annoyed (You send a runner back to check on her morons).  I rode the direction that she would be coming from.   If I can help it DO NOT go this way.  The hills SUCK.  You ride down into this hole and then are obligated to climb back out.  It’s too close to the start to begin a ride on and more than I ever care to deal with at the end of a ride.   I got nearly to the top of the other hill when I met up with the runner.  I asked her if she was OK, and offered her my water bottle to douse or take a swig off of if she wanted.  She declined and informed me she was OK, it was just that she had just had a baby and was still working to get back in shape.   lol… what a trooper.  (Reminds me of Syndie).    I let her know I had told the group, she thanked me and I headed back to my truck.
Garmin details: Broke derailleur

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/10/2014
  • Time: 14:28:57
  • Total Time: 1:29:38.50
  • Average Heart rate: 156
  • Max Heart rate: 175
  • Calories: 1695
  • Distance: 26.26 miles
  • Average Speed: 17.58 mph
  • Max Speed: 34.88 mph
  • Ascent: 2,143.06 ft
  • Descent: 2,130.44 ft

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Activities: This Week

Hours of Activity
 No Activity0.0-100%
  Total:0.0

Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 1,911 miles
Run : 7 miles
Walk: 12 miles
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 106.1 - 44.5%
 Run : 0.9 - 0.4%
 Strength: 99.3 - 41.6%
 Flex: 17.0 - 7.1%
 Walk: 3.4 - 1.4%
 Cardio: 12.0 - 5.0%
  Total:238.7

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