2018 has been an epic year for my health. 4,003 miles on the bicycle, 1,036 miles running and 32 miles swimming – and open heart surgery.
This past Saturday I ran 19 miles around Lake Hefner – my first really long run since the OKC Marathon. Oh, I have done some half marathons since, and those have become fairly routine, but I have been feeling great and wanted to knock out a longer run and finally found the time on Saturday. […]
This morning I decided to do a run around Lake Hefner in OKC for a change of pace. This is normally a 10 mile run, but this morning the weather was especially pleasant, especially for the last day of July. About 7 miles into my run my legs were feeling great, nothing was hurting, and […]
Today I learned another lesson about nutrition for long runs and rides. When I first started running my focus was to lose weight and get fit. I never ate before a run and never, ever ate during a run. Of course my long runs were 3 miles in about 45 minutes. Eventually those got longer, […]
Reached a few key fitness goals today – 2,000 miles bicycle, 500 running, 5 swimming. I didn’t start the year with those goals at all. In mid-April my daily goal was simply to live one more day. The year started out like many years. I had set a few business goals but unlike years past, […]