Nevada Senior Games 5K cycling time trial gold medalist Donna Ingle (left) and silver medalist Diana Ready (right) in women's 65-69. At today's Nevada Senior Games 5K cycling time trial, I experienced my first ever "bike mechanical" -- when something goes haywire with one's bicycle. Luckily the issue wasn't a flat tire, but one that played havoc with my cadence and … [Read more...] about Off the Rails: Derailleur Failure During 5K Cycling Time Trial
[UPDATE: Got my website looking good again today, brand new actually] When something either goes wrong or not according to plan, my number one objective is to keep calm. That means not overreacting, getting mad, blaming myself or someone else, or sulking. Yeah, that's a pretty ambitious goal considering I'm all too-human, not a Vulcan or other logical, emotionally … [Read more...] about What To Do When Things Go Wrong
A free, 90-minute walking workshop & workout LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- To kick off the start of a new walking group based in the greater Las Vegas area, organizers will host a free, 90-minute walking workshop showcasing three different styles for fitness or competition. Presenters will be 2019 National Senior Games power walk champion Sandi Stapleton and veteran race walker … [Read more...] about New Las Vegas Walking Group to Host Workshop, Workout
110 degrees in the shade at 2 p.m., hours before the high temp is reached. When the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley, I take notice. If the forecast is for 110 degrees, I know the shaded outdoor wall thermometer on the patio will probably show temps closer to 115 degrees by day's end. So how the heck am I supposed to keep … [Read more...] about How Do I Exercise During a Summer Heat Warning?
A serendipitous answer to my "moments-ago" question about my current state of motivation...or lack thereof. Cycling West's summer 2019 issue, pages 6 & 7. Last month, I fulfilled a long-held goal of successfully participating in the 2019 National Senior Games. The goal I set for my cycling and race walk events was to be fit and strong enough to: make it to the start … [Read more...] about Motivation Hides in Plain Sight