In early January, after surviving the trials and turmoils of 2020, I found myself 17 pounds heavier, having to go up a size in pants, and feeling more breathless more often (not caused by wearing a mask). Time to start fresh. I began eating smaller meals with more veggies. I tried restarting my walking workouts by going to my favorite parks in the predawn hours in hopes of … [Read more...] about Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
UPDATE: Mesquite Madness rescheduled to November 14, 2020 due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Right after my cycling and walking races at the Nevada Senior Games and Huntsman World Senior Games, I took time off to recharge and catch up on other aspects of life. Though I didn't keep to a structured training or fitness schedule, I did stay active. Climbing ladders, chasing … [Read more...] about Who’s Up for a 2020 Road Bike Ride in Southern Utah?
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 confidence about racing well. Last week, I checked out my older Trek FX 7.5, named Lil Raven, on the trainer (after inadvertently leaving my … [Read more...] about Off the Rails: Derailleur Failure During 5K Cycling Time Trial
A Recap of My I-11 Bike Ride Experience On Saturday, July 21, 2018, I joined several of my friends and more than 500 fellow cyclists for the chance to ride on the new Interstate 11 outside Las Vegas before it opens up to vehicular traffic in August. The ride, expertly organized by the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, began and finished at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder … [Read more...] about Bike This: Don’t Blink! You Might Bonk
Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games Call me crazy but I gotta have a goal to keep me motivated to get up and out of bed to hit the gym, attend a group workout, or eat right. My goal this year is to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in cycling and race walking. In preparation for my competitions at the Idaho, Nevada, and Huntsman World … [Read more...] about Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games