Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

better effort

worked a little harder and got some good results to show for it.  much better than my last few rides.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/02/2015
  • Time: 13:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:45:53.00
  • Calories: 583
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.61 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

TM miles

these miles were meant for yesterday and should have been run yesterday but well…that didn’t happen.  sucked it up and hit the TM this morning and made up my missed miles.  not super zippy but I got ‘em done.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/02/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:51:25.00
  • Calories: 626
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:34.29/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 8:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

trainer @ home

didn’t get to ride yesterday so I hauled the bike and the trainer home.  pretty much a pain but it let me get my miles in today with out a trip to the gym to ride some stationary bike there…  although I have enjoyed the virtual bike there with the different tours, this was a better alternative.  now I get to haul it all back to the office for Monday morning’s ride.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 02/28/2015
  • Time: 08:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:59:30.00
  • Calories: 756
  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.15 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 12:30 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

lunch TM run

it’s lightly snowing, 17 degrees with a wind at 11 giving it a real feel of 4.  not a fan of the TM but at least I got my miles it, I didn’t have to go out in that and I got to watch some netflix

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 02/26/2015
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:34:15.00
  • Calories: 417
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:33.55/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

good mile

first straight thru mile in a very long time.  I knew I wouldn’t have the speed I’ve been posting when I do my 6 x 300s, but I was pleased with the outcome.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 02/26/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:28:33.00
  • Calories: 242
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.14/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 12:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

back on the trainer

lunch ride miles.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 02/25/2015
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:45:16.00
  • Calories: 575
  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.56 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 6:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

TM

7 degrees outside.  back to the TM.  really wanted to get these miles in yesterday but couldn’t so these were make up miles.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 02/25/2015
  • Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:24:40.00
  • Calories: 300
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:13.15/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 9:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

first attempt

so the rollers arrived over the weekend and yesterday was the first chance to try them.  had to unbolt the front roller and move it up to fit the wheelbase of my bike.  kind of a pain but I got it done.  I had long ago ruled out EVER using rollers because they would be too hard and I would probably injure myself.  then I started reading reviews a couple weeks ago and they made it sound less scary…”took some getting used to”…”after a few tries I got the hang of it”.  suddenly it didn’t seem like such a crazy idea.  I thought maybe I could do this after all.  well after one complete failure of an attempt I’m doubtful.  all the optimism I had is out the window.  the instructions say that at first it will feel like riding on ice.  THEY’RE NOT KIDDING!  I’m not giving up yet but that was pitiful and ridiculous.  no one has ever accused me of having great balance.  maybe it’s far worse than I thought, because that sucked.  there you all have it…something I suck at.  until my next attempt….

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  1 Comment »

 

good swim

much better than Saturday.  pushed the pace pretty nicely.  felt good.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 02/24/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:26:58.00
  • Calories: 228
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:29.71/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

back in the saddle

…my saddle that is.  i was far from stellar on effort today. but considering I did a couple warm up miles and was at a 17 avg, I then did pretty well to get up to the 18 average.  it sure beat lousy stationary bikes at hotel fitness rooms…

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 02/23/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:06:16.00
  • Calories: 842
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.11 mph

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 384 miles
Run : 99 miles
Swim: 16,100 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 20.6 - 49.3%
 Swim: 4.2 - 10.0%
 Run : 13.8 - 32.9%
 Strength: 1.8 - 4.2%
 Cardio: 1.5 - 3.6%
  Total:41.9