Monday, June 30, 2008

Pedal and Party in Pardeeville with a Purpose

Well I just signed up for a 60 mile bike ride. I have been out at least 3 times a week. My new Giant is doing well. I am really glad I got a bike computer, it does keep me motivated to compete against myself. Also I understand what a conversational 20 mph rate is, and I really would prefer a 17 mph conversational rate. The Bike ride is in Pardeeville WI, it is a charity event for MS. My brother and friend are doing it and I am not working that day so what the heck I will do it. Our goal is to complete it in four hours. We'll see what happens on the July 12.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Another Marathon in the books

This past Saturday was the Walk Wisconsin event in Stevens Point. It is the event I have been training or walking towards all Spring. This is my second year. It went well, I finished the 26.2 miles at 3:10pm over an hour less than last year. I was doing 15 minute miles for most of it until the blisters started around mile 21-22. I physically felt great and had no cramping etc. The weather was good, sun in the morning then some rain in the last part. The route was changed this year due to some green circle rebuilding. We ended up walking to the half way point, then back again. The second half was ok, having the 1/2 and 1/4 marathoners closer and around did help break up the monotony of walking the same areas. G finished her first 1/2 marathon, I know she wants to do the whole marathon next year.