Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Going heavy !

I started my next phase in lifting I'm doing 8 to 10 reps a lot heavier weight I went from 135 lbs at 15 reps to 215 lbs for 8 reps. I do rap my knees with this heavy weight !

I ran outside today I have some trails I've been working on at home it's kind of nice to have my own trails to train on !

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new training ground

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backyard fun

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a new playground ?

I'm trying to get my 2006 race schedule in order,I'm looking at getting up to Wisconsin for atleast 4 or 5 Wems races, PAMBA will have 7 races , I'm hoping to do a couple 24hr races and maybe get out west for a 24 hr race or 12 hr.

see ya!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Turkey burn ride !

I just got home from PAMBA's annual after turkey day ride and we had a great turnout of 20 riders ! We rode Indy and some when off to Dirckson but I had to get home the pace was slow but it was a social ride. We had one guy break his collarbone doing a flip over his bike other than that it was a fun ride and great weather.

The new news is the Nationals are going to be at 24-9 mile this year so we should see some big name riders up there.

I'll start my second phase in the weight room ,I'll go down to 8 to 10 reps with more weight for 5 weeks then go into phase 3 doing 4 to 6 reps.

I'l lkeep getting on the bike when I get a chance and the weather is good !

See ya !

Sunday, November 20, 2005

New again !

I lost everything on my last template for some reason I don't know why !

I'll get some things posted soon.

I have still been working on the weightlifting and not to much cardio ,but I will get serious next week.When I see jeff and other endurance racers getting back on the bike so soon after this last race season I better get back on mine if I'm going to try and get in the Trans- Iowa race.

Bears Win !

See ya !

What Happen ?

Anybody know what the problem is here ?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winter is here !

Nothing to do today, stay inside weather sucks,time to get on the tredmill and then do some core work.

I was on spinner Sunday for 30min. I'll get back on it this week.

I'm still looking for a NRS frame to switch out my Razorback parts to but, it's a little to close to X-mas for me to be spending money on myself.

I need to go downstairs and do some lifting ......see ya !

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Last ride at Jubilee

I met Cindy over at Jubilee Saturday for one last ride before they close it for the year. Leaves covered the ground and deer were everywhere ! Jubilee won't open again untill April 15th 2006,
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Yea I'm on a trail !

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Was this done by biker or maybe a horse on a trail he is not suppose to be ?

The nice thing about Peoria we have 3 more parks to ride and stay open all year,plus we have Rock Island trail.

I lifted Friday right on schedual and will again Monday I hope toget on the tredmill today.

See Ya !

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Off day

I'm taking it easy today I'm just a little sore from yesterday !
I might get a run in when I wake up 5 1/2 hrs away !! See ya !

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Work then the gym

Work was tough ! I hate going to Joliet we have a drop off there and I have to unload
40,000 lbs of milk 120 lbs at a time and you touch it twice so that's 80,000 lbs.

Then I go to the gym !

I hit it pretty good, I used some machines that help hitting the muscles at a different angle,
but the weights weren't as heavy. It was nice using the leg press and squat machine instead of free weights.

Well the winds a blowing, and I need to go out and blow some leaves out to pasture !

See yah!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Yard work or bike ride ?

Yard work won ! I have a few yards I take care of and I needed to get them done, leaves are everywhere besides It puts a few extra dollars in my pocket for bike parts. I didn't run this morning I figuired walking behind a mower for 4-1/2 hrs would be enough.

I got called in tonight for work so I might stop off at the gym when I get off in the morning, I havn't been there all summer since I have a pretty good setup at home.

I have my workout down to 1-1/4 in time and it's a full body workout but, thats without cardio !

It's nice to Mr. 24 hr Jeff K. out doing some trail work, you can never have enough people to help and as racers we need to do our share. I was trained by IMBA as is all of PAMBA's trail coordinators I think I'm going to be Jubilee State Park's Trail coordinator unless someone else takes I need to talk to Pres. Middz .

I need to go to bed ! see ya !

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Nice weather for a ride !

I got in a 1-1/2 trail ride in at Farmdale with Bob and Peggy, horses were everywhere they had some kind of an event going on. It wasn't to bad though we didn't see to many.

I checked some milage at my place and I have 1/2 mile in with no problem, I think I can get at least 2 miles of trails or more, that would be cool to have some place to train all year round on my own property.

I'l lift in the morning and maybe run then it's football time.

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This is Midds bike looking from my driveway " nice "

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Gym Time !

I did my new lifting routine this morning it's differant from what I useually do, I need to get the whole body done in one day and I can't do it like I use to like a bodybuilder.

this is what It looks like

Squats - 3 x 15 - 3 sets
dumbell lunges or step-ups 3 x 15-3 sets
stiff leg deadlifts 3 x 15-3 sets

flat or incline bench 3 x15-3 stets
dumbell flyes or dips 3 x15-3 sets

lowpulley rows 3 x15-3 sets
widegrip chins or cable pulldows 3 x15-3 sets

behind the neck presses or arnold dumbellpresses 3 x 15-3 sets
dumbell lateral raises to the side or front 3 x 15-3 sets

I will get some arms in on the next day !!

I'm going to get a trail ride in tomorrow, it's been hard to stay off the bike for awhile
I'm wanting to start training for next year.

Here are some pics from 24-9 2005

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My nunber one fan Cindy and me on Friday

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My pit man and president of PAMBA Midds

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Were off !

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222 miles later I'm done with my first 24hr solo !

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A needed drink and I'm hooked on this solo stuff !!

Back to work tomorrow ! see ya !

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

posting pics ?

Typical Monday morning in Chicago southbound 294
this is my office !

Maybe this why I don't work indoors !!!!!