• HIIT
  • 30m

I'll categorize this as HITT although that's not really accurate. This is the "crazy" workout from Fascat Coaching that utilizes the balance board, hula hoop, etc. I've done it twice now and doubt I will ever master it, but it's a blast

  • 15m
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spin bike before lifting

  • 15m

4 x 8 squats on the Smith rack, 10# weights
4 x 8 leg press, 35# each side
4 x 8 prone leg curls, 35#

Little tougher today

  • 2h 00m
  • 31.00 miles
  • 15.50 Mi/hr

Trainer workout

Cookout at my sister's place for lunch. I grilled burgers on her charcoal grill and secretly (ok maybe not so secretly) wished we had a charcoal grill. Such tasty goodness!

  • 2h 18m
  • 36.00 miles
  • 15.65 Mi/hr

Road bikes on the Madison County Trails near Edwardsville, IL

Absolutely gorgeous weather today -- high near 60 with sunny skies made for perfect riding weather. We met up with a small group in Edwardsville and rode a nice loop around SIUE and over to Glen Carbon. The trees are starting to show more color and there's that chill in the air that makes it feel like fall.

Afterwards we had burgers at the Stagger Inn and of course had to get some custard at Annie's.

  • 20m

4 x 8 Smith machine squats - 5# each side
4 x 8 leg press 25# each side
4 x 8 seated leg curl, 30#
2 x 8 prone leg curl, 30#
25 crunches
15 back extension

We made it BT, it's Friday. It's been a really good week albeit a busy one. Probably will go to the gym on lunch hour if work doesn't get too crazy and do my strength work.
I've been working on 2020 racing -- right now there's just one "new" (new to me) race on the tentative list. I want to take my mom out to Maryland again to see her sister. Last time was over 5 years ago and they are both getting up there in years. Found a race in Virginia that is only about 2 hours from my aunt's house that looks like a really good one. Now to get Mom to agree to go.

  • Yoga
  • 20m

Leg focused

  • 1h 30m
  • 10.25 miles
  • 6.83 Mi/hr

Rode laps on the mtb trails with Steve, Joe and Brenda

Our office potluck was a success --- there were 7 chilis and 2 soups along with some tasty sides and desserts. I kept it to a few small spoonfuls of each and actually felt ok the rest of the afternoon.

Supposed to do a big strength-type workout on the bike tonight. It will have to be on the trainer since it's dark so early now. We might go to the Creek for one last post-group ride dinner (if it's not raining). Now that Cuban Gravel is behind me, it feels like the season is over. Some of our friends who do the snowbird thing will be around for another week or so and then will be heading south for the winter. This year went by so fast!

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