4th Week of July 2005 Workouts

Here's a quick summary of the workouts that I did last week:

  • Monday, July 25: Busy.
  • Tuesday, July 26: Busy.
  • Wednesday, July 27: Biked 22.7 miles in 1 hour 42 minutes.
  • Thursday, July 28: Rest.
  • Friday, July 29: Mowed lawn for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Saturday, July 30: Canoed for 53 minutes. Walked for 49 minutes.
  • Sunday, July 31: Biked 10.1 miles in 40 minutes.

This week I finally got in a long ride on a new route from Newtown to New Hope, PA and back. This included a stretch of road that is posted as a 9-percent grade. (I rode up it.) I have some data on my Garmin Forerunner 201 from this ride that I need to unpack and I hope to turn into an article later.

I found that I can reduce the time it takes to cut the lawn by 30 minutes (from 2 hours down to 90 minutes) by using the Toro Recycler's mulching feature. (See Mowing The Big Lawn for more details.) I tried this in the back yard only and it worked quite well.

On Sunday, I rode a 10-mile course that includes a lot of hill work at a flat out pace and finished in 40 minutes 39 seconds. I'll try to document this course later also.

For the week, I exercised for 5 hours 36 minutes burning 3,416 calories, and covering a total of 33.4 miles on my bike.