18Nov/17

The Sixty – 600 Challenge

My 60th birthday is coming up next September. It’s time to set a goal for that big day. Damn. I can’t believe I will be sixty years old. I’m having a hard time with that concept.

So…I feel compelled to set a personal goal to celebrate my 60th year on this planet by cycling 600 miles from San Francisco to Yachats, Oregon over six days.

I hope to be joined by friends and family along the way. We will have a total of 8-10 riders and a big party in Yachats the day after we arrive.

The ride will take place Sept. 16th – 21st

 

We will end at the Adobe Hotel in Yachats and have a party at the Adobe on the 22nd.

More details to follow.

Now I have said it…wrote it down, talked about it, made a video for it so damn it….guess I have to do it!

I’m excited!

23Nov/17

Thanksgiving Week riding

Trying to get as much riding in as I can.

Thanksgiving week is a great opportunity.

I’ve logged 60 miles by Wednesday and a Thanksgiving Day ride planned.

I need to get a formal workout plan sorted.

I know if I have a written plan, I’m more likely to stick to it and log my actual workouts.

I’ve found you always think you did more than you have really done…so tracking on paper is the best way to keep it real.

The written plan will not just be miles and miles of riding, but will include cross training.

Here we go!

16Nov/17

Tour of Palm Springs Century Ride

 Tour of Palm Springs

Century Ride – Feb. 10, 2016

 

 

I have done this 100-mile ride at least twice in the past.   It’s a fun ride and the weather in Palm Springs in   February is perfect.

This will be my first Century of 2018 and will be a great event to build up my strength and endurance for the Sixty-600 Challenge.

The photo below is during the first few miles as we ride out into the desert. Most of the ride isn’t quite as desolate as this image implies.

If anybody wants to join me on this ride….let me know!  Registration is $85.

09Mar/14

Running Through Portland, Oregon

Running along the Willamette River

 

I was visiting Oregon for my niece’s wedding and I had the great opportunity to join my buddy Jim Criswell for a run along the river in downtown Portland.

It was a short run, but the first one I have done since injuring my knee.  The good news is my leg pain did not return, so hopefully I will start to log more running miles.

Jim has completed the Portland Marathon and participated in the Hood to Coast run several times so it was great to get out to run with him and motivate each other to do more.

06Mar/14

The Extra Mile Podcast!!

 

 

Hey friends….I’m on the Extra Mile Podcast.!!  YEA!!

 

The Extra Mile Podcast is a weekly broadcast that encourages runners at any ability level to reach their goals.   Every week Kevin Gwin and his guests give advice on running, training and living the runner’s life style.

 

 

Kevin was nice enough to post an audio bit I did on New Year’s Resolutions and Goal setting.

Give a listen at: www.theextramilepodcast.blogspot.com

TEM 123 –Episode 123.  http://ia601202.us.archive.org/16/items/TEM123/TEM%20123.mp3

Listen to the complete episode….or you can find my humble voice at 25:41

 

The Extra Mile Podcast has lots of great content and you can even listen in to the Extra Mile Podcast Jeff Galloway Edition.  Jeff Galloway is an American Olympian and the author of Galloway’s Book on Running. A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters….A marathon Mentor we can all learn from.

 

So give a listen…..and enjoy your UltraLife.