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Dec 28, 2010

More running and biking & a great surprise!

Today, I got a wonderful surprise.  I was honored to be Tuesday's Hero on Christi's blog, Pedestrian Runner Please check out here awesome blog(and not just because she did this for me but because she has some really great stuff on it).  This really is an honor to have inspired an accomplished athlete like Christi.  For me, the blog was all about accountability.  I figured to keep me accountable, I would tell people about it and it would keep me motivated.  That is why when I signed up for my first marathon in May I told as many people - I can't back out now!  So what all this means is the real heroes are all of you that follow my blog.  You help keep me motivated more than you know.  Thanks again Christi - your post today just gave me that much more motivation to keep moving forward with my training!

Ok, with all that said, yesterday I did a 10 mile bike ride on my exercise bike - jeez that's boring.  I can't wait until Spring so I can get out on the real bike.  I keep telling myself that it will help my overall fitness and my running as well.  I finished at a pretty good pace - around 17 mph.  I think that's good?  I also really want to start swimming but the only pool option is the expensive health club down the street.  I can't commit to that yet but am looking for other options.  When I was growing up, the high school pool used to have open swim so I'm looking into that.

Today I did a 6 mile run that was on the schedule.  Did I mention I hate the wind?  Another windy day running out there with a wind chill of 10 degrees.  Really, if there was a way to stop the wind, winter running would be awesome overall.  Finished the run in about 49 minutes.

Have a great day and......Keep running!



14 comments:

  1. Keep looking for that maic layering - then the wind won't bother you too much! 17 mph on a stationary bike is awesome!

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  2. 30min of aerobic exercise indoors no matter what you do is a good workout - i'd almost rather do NOTHING than have to workout indoors

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  3. You are doing awesome! Remember to run into the wind to begin your run that way you will be running with at your back on the way back. Then you will feel much warmer as you finish. That is how my coach has me do it and it does work mentally and physically!

    Have a great year!

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  4. Riding an exercise bike can be tedious. I don't love it but I remind myself that I will be glad for every minute spent in the Pain Cave on the trainer in the spring when I climb on my roadie.

    Keep up the effort!

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  5. Great work, Jeff! Keep it up!

    And I am with you on the tell everybody way of motivating yourself. You don't want to let anybody down and so you do it.

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  6. i hate the wind too and have decided that i really wouldn't mind the cold if there was no wind. it always finds the least protected area of my body and just pounds it. but way to get it done!

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  7. Kovas - yes, everything is good except my face. I just hate the pressure the wind puts on you.

    Danny - I could not agree more.

    Christi - That is a great suggestion and try to do that when I can. It's the getting there part I don't like :)

    Jason - seems to work for me!

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  8. Way to go Jeff!
    I too, try to run into the wind at the beginning. I don't like the wind either, not only is it cold but it just seems harder to run in.

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  9. I'm not a fan of the wind either. I think your bike pace is awesome!

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  10. Dude, you are rocking it. Way to go.

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  11. You are doing great! I hate the wind as well. I don't mind the other elements, but the wind! Nice one on Christi's blog!

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  12. That's the thing about the wind - no matter where you live, it sucks.

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  13. I hate windy runs - I can deal with heat and cold and hills and humidity and all of that crap, but wind wears me out! Unless it's behind me the whole way, which is NEVER my luck!

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