Mcsween’s in the chase.

Post by:mcsween

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 2:19 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

Just after the rain

Yesterday turned into a bust. I was just about to hop on my bike and my poor wife called with some serious issues. I slung my bike back in my truck and jetted home to take care of the important stuff. She’s OK now and I was able to get a ride in today. A quick storm front was just at the tail end when I got on my bike to head out for my roll, so the roads were a bit wet still. No lightening or anything involved with the front and the temps were warm so there was nothing to inhibit me from heading out.   Considering all the conditions for any given section I feel good that overall I had good solid times throughout the ride.  I did pull a second best for my one mile sprint.  About 1/4 of a mile into it a big ol’ front loader pulled out about 1/4 mile ahead of me.   OH HELL… a target!!!  It was on and I chased that sucker down and passed him… then, being the genius that I am, I realized that I had to keep hammering or he would overtake me.   Bouncing an wobbling along the road as he was did not give me a warm fuzzy about my odds of him not running me over should he overtake me.  Thus, the second best time.  Way more effort than I wanted/should have put into it, but it broke up the repetition of this ride.  I finished up half way decent with no major vehicle incidents, so another one in the plus column.

:D

Garmin details: After Rain

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 10/29/2014
  • Time: 14:19:50
  • Total Time: 1:31:12.74
  • Average Heart rate: 161
  • Max Heart rate: 179
  • Calories: 1830
  • Distance: 27.62 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.17 mph
  • Max Speed: 33.62 mph
  • Ascent: 2,126.87 ft
  • Descent: 2,120.56 ft

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Post by:mcsween

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:22 pm  |  3 Comments »

 

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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Activities: This Week

Distances
Bike: 28 miles
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 1.5 - 100.0%
  Total:1.5

Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 1,938 miles
Run : 7 miles
Walk: 12 miles
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 107.6 - 44.8%
 Run : 0.9 - 0.4%
 Strength: 99.3 - 41.3%
 Flex: 17.0 - 7.1%
 Walk: 3.4 - 1.4%
 Cardio: 12.0 - 5.0%
  Total:240.2

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