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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:33 am 
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Definitely going to be doing more, Ben! :)

The more experienced racers were super nice on the track too. Lots yelled some words of encouragement my way as they blew past me. There is another race in two weeks that I might sign up for. I want to pre ride it first and see how it is. I found a sweet non profit bike shop in town that teaches you how to fix your bike and stuff for free! I'm going to be stopping in this week to check the place out.

I need to get back on track with my eating this week. We ran low on money last week and resorted to tofu scramble w/veggies. It was good but I feel so much better I've got tons of fresh fruit instead.


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Decided to do a one day fast today, just to reset my body a bit after indulging lately. I've had two apples, a banana and lots of water and a couple synergy kombuchas. i felt hungry around 4:00pm or so, but now not so much. Tomorrow I'll welcome my green smoothies back with open arms.

There's another race I might be doing, on the weekend of the 28th. I'm going to pre ride it tomorrow to see how it is! It's two loops of about 4.84 miles. I've heard there's a rough climb after 3 miles or so into it so we'll see how I do :)

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Went to pre ride the track yesterday and when I got out there (about an hour away) I realized that my front wheel needed to be trued really bad. bummer! got it all taken care of, so hopefully i'll be able to sneak out there tomorrow morning to ride.

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I had my second race this past Saturday! It was a really fun course! Unfortunately, the day before, our car was in the shop so I ended up having to bike around 25 miles around town. My legs were pretty tired for the race, but I did well considering! I came in 4th out of 4 in my category (CAT 3 19-29). I made it up some spots that I got hung up on during my pre-ride, so at least I'm making progress. My next race is Feb 25th. I'm glad I've got a little time to train for it.

Any mountain bikers here with some training ideas?

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Went for a 21 mile road ride with my husband today. It was a lot of slow steep hills so it was a great workout!

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40 mile ride today! I was commuting to my PT job, so it was 20 miles each way. I'll be going for another road ride on Tuesday with a friend, probably 30 miles or so.

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40 mile ride today! I was commuting to my PT job, so it was 20 miles each way. I'll be going for another road ride on Tuesday with a friend, probably 30 miles or so.

Is that Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer or something else?

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oh no, that's part time ;)

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I rode about 14 miles of mountain bike trails yesterday. The first 2 miles was an easy junior loop, followed by a more technical 10 mile loop, then the junior loop again. The long loop was a little out of my skill set, but it was a good challenge and I got a good workout! My balance has improved. My race on Feb. 25th is 5 laps of the junior loop which shouldnt be too bad.

Today I did about 30 minutes on the exercise bike at the gym, just an easy recovery ride. Then did some back weight exercises (don't have my sheet with me).

Thursday I should be going on a 17 mile road ride with a friend, the last 3 miles of it being a nice climb.

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Did a 17 mile road ride on Tuesday. My friend, Carol has a road bike and kicked my ass! It was a great ride! I was going to do another race this weekend, but we're tight on cash so I'm waiting for the next one. The course for CAT3 wasn't really challenging anyway so I don't think I'm missing much. Jason and I are gonna go riding on Saturday at a local track instead!

Last week I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and about a half hour of weight training and a cool down on the recumbent bike. Today I'm heading out for a run with my dog around the neighborhood.

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Hey thanks for posting, I just checked out wickedrawfoods.com and I'm diggin' it. I am trying to decide what to try first.

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Hey Dylan, thanks for the comment! Sorry I didn't see it sooner! The cinnamon raisin is probably my favorite, with lucuma pecan being a very close second! Happy Hiker is good if you're looking for something really earthy and with no nuts.


I've been slacking on updating! I'm going to commit to coming on here daily even if it is just a brief update. I recently got a new part time job which I am SO pumped about! Switched from working in a vegetarian/vegan kitchen to working at REI. My commute has been cut in half, which means I can bike to work! REI also has showers and storage for commuters, which makes it wicked easy and no excuses. It's 9.45 miles to work, and 9.75 on the way home. My ride is longer on the way home, since it's usually at night and I avoid going down the canal cause it's wicked dark.

So far this month....
114.47 miles on the bike, 9.92 hours of riding, 3583 calories

I kind of took it easy this week so far. I rode almost 3 hours around Phoenix on Sunday, but I think I breathed in too much through my mouth cause my throat was really sore for a few days after. I'm not used to the super dry climate yet so my body is still adjusting I guess.

I've been commuting to work on my mountain bike, which is pretty heavy. I'm hoping to build a road bike soon so I can get a little faster. There's a cool local shop with lots of frames, cranks, headsets, etc. and you just pay for the parts and can build the bike with their tools for free. :)

More soon!
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Nice, I need to get back into the habit of riding my bike to work. I have a friend who was working at REI for a while and absolutely loved it. But then he managed to snag a job at the one raw vegan restaurant in town and couldn't pass that up. But I hope you enjoy REI!! Keep riding!

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It's such a different feeling you get when commuting via bicycle instead of by car. Red lights are a brief time to recharge, instead of getting pissed that you're running 2 minutes behind schedule. You get to actually feel the breeze on your face and hear the birds chirping. It is super relaxing for me, and seems to get me in a good head space. It also wakes my ass up so I'm much more focused.

That's sweet about your friend, Ben! I was working at a place that served "raw" but it was fake raw to me so I just didn't want to do it anymore. You know, boxed almond milk with sugar, etc instead of fresh made. Lots of things like that.

REI seems sweet so far, I just started a few weeks ago so I'm pretty green. I'm on the sales floor in action sports (bikes, kayaks, GPS) so I can't think of a better job for me :)

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Oh BTW, I'm switching My twitter handle to andreuhMTB and using WickedRaw just for the biz now! Follow me!

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