Monday, January 12, 2009

Cross Country Skiing

I have found a new winter love! Cross country skiing at Sprague Brook on the hiking trail. It is a great workout, you get away from all the people on the regular trail, and you get to see some beautiful scenery! What more do you need.

I just wish snowshoe running was as easy as cross country skiing is. I do not realistically seeing myself competing this year in that snowshoe marathon. I am having trouble hitting 6 miles on the snowshoes, much less 26 miles. There is a 10K race this weekend in Rochester that I am hopefully doing and that will give me a good gauge on my snowshoe running fitness level.

I really need to bring my camera with me though so I can provide some nice pictures to this blog of mine. Would make it look a lot neater than just my stories!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

Well training has begun in ernest for the TransIowa. I took the bikes out over the weekend and got over 50 total miles in. It should be more, but it is better than nothing right now with how the weather can be this time of the year. My plan is to ride both weekend days and then a couple days during the week - weather and work permitting. I will ride before I go swimming when possible or at night after work. Then I will run on the opposite schedule.

One thing for sure is that I will have to increase my caloric intake. I dropped 2 pounds last week being sick and I need to regain that. I do not want to be any lighter right now.

I need to remember to take my camera with me because there were some beautiful pictures I could have snapped yesterday. Next time :)