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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:51 pm 
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9.45 mile ride to work today in 42 minutes

9.75 mile ride home in 42:44

My first day (feb 28th) it took me 55 minutes there and maybe an hour or on the way home. I can't wait until I have a lighter road bike for the commute!
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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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It's pretty windy here today, so no biking for me! Lots of dust flying about!

Hit up the elliptical on fat burn for 28 minutes. 4032 strides and 293 calories. Also did some reverse and close grip pulldowns and some exercises on the total gym. I don't know any ones yet for the total gym really, so I just made some up :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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9.45 miles to work in 45:35
9.75 miles home in 46:03

It was ridiculously windy on my way to work, I thought it was going to take me forever to get there! My legs are tired from my elliptical workout still, so i kinda tanked on the way home! I'll be biking to work again on Wednesday, but will probably do some weight training tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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from yesterday

9.45 road miles in 45:35
9.75 road miles in 46:53

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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So my dad was here for a week which is why I haven't been back lately. I'm super proud of him, he ate vegan for the WHOLE week and he is STILL eating that way at home now. I can't count how many times he's made fun of my food/lifestyle, said "I could never give up meat" etc, and constantly asked if I get my protein. He's been gaining weight lately, since him and my mom eat like garbage. A few days before he flew out here, he brought up that he'd like to try to eat like Jason and I while he was here.

He didn't eat an optimum vegan diet, since I took him to lots of vegan restaurants so he could see that vegans can have comfort food as well. We grilled seitan dogs outside, got a vegan pizza from wholefoods, etc. He also ate some tofu scramble I made which was surprising since normally it grosses him out. He sent me a pic on my cell today of some he made for breakfast this morning!

I'm hoping he sticks with it, or at least a whole foods diet. My mom bought a meatball sub for herself at subway the first day he was back, but he didn't get anything! She has tried to get me to eat cheese and butter so many times so I'm worried that she's going to try to mess him up. He's already lost weight and is starting to walk more so at least he's motivated! :) He was wearing a 2X shirt on March 19th and now fits in XL so that rocks!!



I've been commuting to work still, which is always a great way to start the day. Today I also did 25 minutes of a fat burn cycle on the elliptical with a 5 minute cool down and then swam some laps in the pool

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That's awesome. Not sure how much you you talk with your parents, but it will kind of give him an extra way to be close with his daughter that I think may keep him going.

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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Dude...my dad is STILL eating vegan. I guess he lost 7 pounds just this week so he's pretty pumped up. He sends me texts of his food and tells me what he has for dinner, etc. its wicked cute

I've been riding everywhere lately, but I get home late so I never remember to post :roll:

just from the past few days:

Saturday 7th: 9.45 miles in 44min, 9.75 miles in 47

Sunday 8th: 6.76 mi in 30 min, 6.76 mi in 30 min

Monday 9th: 9.45 mi in 42.5 min (yay!), 9.75 mi in 48.5min


I got a free road race entry to El Tour de Mesa this Saturday, I'm doing the 28 mile one!

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28 mile road race today! Finished in 2:21:46! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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Yesterday's commute was 9.45 miles in 42 minutes and 9.75 miles in 42 minutes. My legs are still tight from my race, but the ride helped for sure. I also checked the pressure on my tires and I have been riding at like 5 under the minimum psi so now she cruises like a dream on the road

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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That is so incredibly awesome about your dad! :D


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Karen,

It makes me so happy! I think he had some meat on Greek Easter (this past Sunday), but when he called me today when he was eating lunch it was a nice healthy salad! I'm just happy that he's starting to actually read labels and try and eat more whole fruits and veg! :)


Today's commute times:

9.45 mile road ride in 45 min
9.75 mile road ride in 49 min

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Sounds like you are doing great Andrea, keep it up! And that is really cool about your father, it is always great to see family members become interested in living healthier.

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 Post subject: Re: Andrea's Training Journal
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Speaking of my pops, he just got a bike today! He's gonna try biking to work :)

I've been down and out with the flu, so no riding the past few days. I did just get in an easy 4 miles or so to get some fresh air
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On Saturday I did 9.45 miles in 50 min, and 9.75 miles in 50min. Not bad after just getting over the flu. Rode only like 2 miles yesterday nice and easy to the post office.

I rode a short 3 mile sport loop mtb track yesterday. I'm going to start training today for next years mountain biking season! I really want to move out of Cat 3 into Cat 2 so I have a lot of work to do. The courses in Cat 3 are kind of insulting, more like the junior courses, so I want a challenge next season.

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Since May 1st, I've logged 73.5 road miles commuting! I joined the National Bike Challenge on Endomondo.com, so that's kind of been motivating me to ride as much as possible. We even rode our bikes to dinner the other night :) I've got 20 more miles of commuting today, and for the next 5 days.

I also worked on my commuter road bike on Thursday night after work. It's an 80s Schwinn that I'm converting into a single speed. It's almost finished! Once it is, I won't have to commute on my heavy ass mtb.

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