Posted on April 9, 2010 by Dave
No, it’s not a baby. That won’t come for about another seven weeks.
This is the bike that I picked up at the bike expo last night. It’s a 2010 Trek 1.2 Compact. One of the bike techs working there told me that I was going to go “really fast” on this. Is there a much better sales pitch than that? I don’t think so either.
I also picked up a wireless computer (measuring speed, distance, temperature, cadence, etc.) as well as a bottle and clip.
It’ll probably be a little cold today to give it a test run but maybe over the weekend. I really can’t wait to see what it can do!
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Posted on April 6, 2010 by Dave
It’s almost that time to pick up a road bike for the triathlons this summer. There’s a bike expo in town this weekend (advertising “1500 bikes on site and ready to ride home!”) and I’m going to check it out and quite likely purchase my bike.
I’m staying on the lower end of the price grid (no need to drop five grand on a bike right now). The bike I’m leaning towards is a 2010 Trek 1.2 road bike. My only concern is that there are a number of good bicycle brands like Felt and Gary Fisher that I just don’t know anything about.
Does anybody have a preference towards a Trek, Gary Fisher, Felt or some other brand of road bike out there? I’d really be interested in getting other opinions. I’ll probably be looking to drop the hammer on a purchase on Thursday or Friday.
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Posted on March 16, 2010 by Dave
A big weigh-in was looming this week. After last week’s 0.6 pound increase, it was important to get momentum moving back in the right direction again.
Last week, I got several solid workouts in including a couple of sessions with the personal trainer, four days of karate, a 4 or 5 mile run and 45 minutes doing circuits on the spin bike. I paid special attention to managing my diet as I felt that food was really my Achilles heel to keeping things in check. I felt good going in but only the scale will say for sure.
And the results…….
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Posted on March 3, 2010 by Dave
Yesterday was another big day on the treadmill. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to do speedwork or run for distance. So I did something right in the middle. The result was a 3.25 mile run in 25:39. That works out to a 7:54 mile pace – a new best at that distance for me. I’m a happy camper!
I also did this run without any type of knee support. It turned out to be about 80% the right decision as I did experience some stiffness in my left knee during the last mile. It wasn’t enough to make me feel like I wanted to stop but it was enough to tell me that I still need to keep a close eye on it going forward. Some good stretching right afterwards, a short easy stretch on the bike to “unload” the legs and an ice pack later in the day all seemed to be the cure as my knee is feeling fine again. I never would have guessed that staying loose and pain-free would be so much work! Maybe I’m getting old.
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