Friday, April 28, 2006

Fitness and Training

Map of my run this morning
In the past month I have drastically modified my excercise routine. I had a routine that worked very well for me and I've been able to loose 55 lbs using it. Since then, members of the iFolder team at Novell (Brady, Mike, and Russ) convinced me to go out biking with them. We're talking road biking where you ride in a pace line and draft off one another. I've been going with them for just over three weeks and of course like the sucker that I have become for physical activity, I signed up to ride the 2006 LOTOJA with them in September. For those that chose not to follow that link, LOTOJA is a 206 mile race from Logan, UT to Jackson Hole, WY and it's done in one day. We are not even going to do the relay, we are doing the full 206 miles together.

I should mention that at the same time I've started biking with them, I am also maintaining my running. Another friend of mine, Randy Cook, asked me to go and run the Ogden Half Marathon with him on May 6th. This will be the first race I have ever run in my life. To get ready for all of this activity, I do what I always do, I purchased a new gadget! I've upgraded my Polar F11 heart rate monitor to the Garmin Forerunner 305.


My new training "toy"


I've only used it three times and I like it more each time I use it. The Motion Based website has a web service to upload the data from the 305 and analyze the data. You can see the data from my run this morning by clicking on the map above.

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