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.