Saturday, July 29, 2006

Weekly Cycling Log: July 23 - July 29

Had a tight hammy so I didn't time trial or ride very hard until Friday. Not a bad week, VERY hot week outside.

26-Jul15.72Training/RecreationAirport Loop +
27-Jul31.59Training/RecreationElk Point
29-Jul62.06Training/RecreationMeckling Loop/Elk Point

Miles for Week:
Training/Recreation: 109.37
Commuting/Errands: 20.38
Total Miles: 129.75

Monday, July 24, 2006

Weekly Cycling Log: July 16 - July 22

17-Jul32.64Training/RecreationRice Hill Loop
21-Jul30.72Training/RecreationMeckling Loop
22-Jul71.74Training/RecreationYankton Loop

Miles for Week:
Training/Recreation: 156.99
Commuting/Errands: 15.49
Total Miles: 172.48

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Weekly Cycling Log: July 9 - July 15

After a great week comes a "swallow your pride" week. It was hot, I was busy, and I didn't even break 100 miles. Know what? I'm okay with that!

12-Jul19.99Training/RecreationTime Trails
15-Jul55.93Training/RecreationCenterville / Viborg / Irene / Wakonda

Miles for Week:
Training/Recreation: 75.92
Commuting/Errands: 14.84
Total Miles: 90.76

Things that make you go....DUH

Okay, I don't talk about work, and officially I'm not talking about my main job with this post. I will tell you that I do some contract work on the side from time to time. Well, this is where my story begins.

I was asked to do some consulting, and step one already has me scratching my head. I can't (read: don't want to) get in to details, but the Reader's Digest version of my first day of consulting was this: Drove 235 miles, attended a 1/2 hour meeting, drove 235 miles back. Makes perfect sense to me, how about you?

Oh, you want to know what the meeting was about? Here was my portion of the meeting: "Do you have 6 people who are qualified to run this particular computer/program?" "Yes." "Great, we will order them for you!" If you think I'm full of crap, I'd love to tell you that you are right, but that is exactly what I drove 470 miles for. Something that could have happened in TWO emails tops. So, I scratch my head, get the computers ordered, and collect my consulting fee. God Bless America...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Weekly Time Trials - 7/12/06

Little slower this week, but still a decent effort. According to my weather info for my Garmin it was 86 degrees and the wind was ESE at 11.5 so the conditions were not as favorable as last week.

Overall Time: 26:12

Dist.TimeA SpeedMaxA HR

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Weekly Cycling Log: July 2 - July 8

This will probably be one of my more stellar weeks for mileage this year and it felt wonderful to be able to get out this much.

2-Jul20.49Training/RecreationHwy. 12
3-Jul76.40Training/RecreationWakonda / Irene / Viborg / Centerville
4-Jul36.33Training/RecreationWesterville / Meckling
5-Jul20.02Training/RecreationTime Trials
7-Jul50.42Training/RecreationElk Point / Jefferson Loop
8-Jul86.84Training/RecreationMS150 Training Ride (+extra)

Miles for Week:
Training/Recreation: 290.30
Commuting/Errands: 12.55
Total Miles: 302.85

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Weekly Time Trials

After a slow, nobody-seems-to-care, start to the biking year, the club started time trials last Wednesday due to high demand. I have trouble making it due to ball games with the kids, but I did manage to make it out tonight. I haven't been feeling the greatest lately with some stomach-type issues, but it sure didn't seem to matter as I ran one of my top times ever covering the 10 mile out-and-back course in 25:26. I was quite pleased for my first effort. Maybe it was the Sobe No Fear that I drank prior to the trial. At any rate, I think I will retire for the year as I set the standard pretty high!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

June Cycling Mileage

A little better pickup over May, but still not the mileage I'd like to put in. Family obligations will always come first though!

JuneCommuting/ Errand Training/ RecreationTotal Miles% Commuting/ Errand% Training
100.12 577.97678.09 14.77%85.23%

Weekly Cycling Log: June 25 - July 1

Another busy week, so I'll continue to settle for a little over 100 a week.

25-Jun30.71Training/RecreationMeckling Loop
26-Jun30.89Training/RecreationMeckling Loop
1-Jul63.28Training/RecreationGayville / Volin / Wakonda

Miles for Week:
Training/Recreation: 124.88
Commuting/Errands: 18.55
Total Miles: 143.43