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215 day run streak…Wednesday double up

Decided to get a run and a ride in this morning back to back. Luckily today was a short run just to keep the legs moving, which made it easy to jump on the bike.

I couldn’t have asked for a better morning to double up. Believable humidity and not a ton of wind. Days like today make me want to focus more on training for the Summer duathlons…still deciding if I’ll be doing those ever again 🙂

215 day run streak is in the books

Decide to dominate!

213 day run streak

Got up…got out…got it done. Less than two weeks until the next attempt to go sub-2 hours for a half and still fighting my aches and pains.

Spending more time stretching before and after each run. I’ve also promised myself to roll every day…which is what I have to go do now. Working out this “pain in the butt” isn’t easy.

Took it easy and went out slow with negative splits and a build up for a last mile fast mile.

Decide to dominate!

212 Day Run Streak + A Family Ride

I jumped on the treadmill today for a easy 2+ miles. Yesterday was a good run through the hills of Pepper Pike so nice and easy was the focus today.

I crossed the 211 mark yesterday so now we are in new territory where every day is a personal record. Still on track for 365!

I finished off the day with an easy ride with the kids. First group ride of the year for Team Loe.

Decide to dominate!

It’s like riding a bike

I’m sorry. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve had a busy few months doing stuff with the family, running, riding, etc. I got out of the habit of posting, but I am going to try to be better.

My company embarked on a weight loss challenge today. For the next 90 days we’ll be focused on being healthier. For some that will be easy and for others it might take more work. Being healthier is not all about the number on the scale…you can lose weight and still not be heathy. Heathy living takes into account lots of things like weight, what you eat, what you drink, if you smoke, etc. Wait…all those questions on a new patient intake form actually do mean something. My goal might be to focus on a number, but I won’t get to my heathy living unless I work on eating better. I have to consume more fruits and vegetables and less junk. I have to get back to what my body was taught to do years ago.

As I rode through the woods this morning it made me realize healthy living is like riding a bike. We learned the right way to do it and we will always know how to do it. We just have a way of going off the wrong path and need to remember to get back going in the right direction.

Yes, I’ve lost weight, but I still believe I’m on this constant journey of living a heathy life. My journey is far from over and for others it is just beginning. I can learn from others as they are better than me at some things and hopefully I can help out a few people with things I’ve learned along the way.

Decide to dominate!

Sleep Isn’t Overrated 

After scoring a 10 mile personal record yesterday I was tired. My body was hungry for food and sleep. I tried to do some yard work, but just didn’t have it. I shut it down and retread to the easy chair.

I’ve been forcing myself to get more sleep. At one point I was averaging about 5-6 hours and things just weren’t right. My workouts weren’t good and I constantly felt tired. I’m now forcing myself to sleep more. Even pushing myself back to bed in the morning. I’m now getting between 7-8 hours and everything is better from my workouts to my overall prodictvity. 

Last night I got almost 10 hours of sleep. I woke up and was a bit sore, but felt refreshed. I jumped on the bike and hammered out 21 miles at a 17 mph pace. I then jumped on the treadmill and added another 3.5 miles to keep my run streak alive at 151 days. No way I’d have been able to do this today if I was still averaging 5-6 hours. 

It’s not easy to force myself back to sleep, but it’s needed. You can eat better and workout smarter, but if you don’t get enough sleep all your hard work goes down the drain. 

Decide to dominate!

I learned what it takes to be first and did it

Two weeks ago I competed in my first duathlon and came in second. After taking time to look at what I could do better it came down to my transitions.

I focused for two weeks on the running part of the duathlon. I knew if I could get my times down and then spend less time transitioning I should be able to do better. That’s what happened today. I won my group by over two minutes. It came down to both runs being solid and I cut three minutes off my transition.

It feels good to focus on what I could do better and just do it. I’ll probably never get an overall first for an entire race, but today showed me if I compete smart I can win. Maybe that overall first place can happen with a bit more focus!

Decide to dominate!

June Fitness Recap

I was busy in June. I added cycling back into the mix once I got my bike together after the upgrade to Dura-Ace.

I ran 87 miles in June, which is a bit lower than normal months. I rode 384 miles on the bike. Clearly cycling took away from running, but I mixed in some nice two-a-days of running and riding.

I’m focused on getting to 100+ miles a week between running and riding. I like to be in around 20+ miles running and 80-100 miles riding. This mix has been working well for me and I feel some relief on my legs with a bit less pavement pounding.

I’ve also seen my step count go up with all this activity and I’m hovering near 180,000 to 200,000 steps a week. I’ve stopped tracking all my food and ironically my weight is dropping again. Clearly focusing on two sports and eating right is helping shed those pounds. If I could curb my snacking I’d be golden…working on that.

I’m very happy with June and looking forward to a strong July. I might even work in swimming…oh boy. I’m still on track for 1,500 miles running and 1,500 miles riding. I’m a bit behind on riding, but calling it a wash as my miles are going up quickly.

Decide to dominate!