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Todays trail ride

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring is here - today was beautiful mid 70's and sunshine - perfect day for a bike ride.

Well it seems in California we go from winter to summer and it seems to be here - so glad the overcast rainy season is finally over and we did need the rain this winter since we were in drought for 3 years and got enough rain in this area to be close to catching up in our rainfall.

We drove just a short distance to a parking lot at the north end of Los Gatos Creek trail. It is about 7 1/2 miles to the south going through a couple of community parks and long stretches of of trail with some hills as the trail crosses over the creek and under streets and the highway alongside. There are lots of walkers, runners, strollers, bikes and picnickers along the trail and benches as well as the ducks, geese, and dogs around too.

DH has an app on his new Google Android phone called Every Trail. With GPS it shows where he is at and maps the trail where he goes and as he takes pics it shows where the pics were taken along the trail. The link below shows the map of the trail and where the pics were taken.


He just took a few pics - when you are on the bike you just ride. But we do have a tendency to stop along the way and take in the sights. We always ride back a lot faster because because we stop more starting out and then we are ready to get back.

We stopped on the way home and stocked up at the grocery with lots of fruits, veggies and nuts - lots of healthy food to keep us on track.

As I was Sparking I ran across an email to join a SP team to walk/run in the Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco. I have been thinking of doing something like this but thought I'd never do it. I am not a runner - but I could do an endurance walk I think... DH has always wanted to do a mini marathon and has been in local 5K's back in Indiana. I suggested it to him and it looks like we probably will do it. Now we need to set the bikes aside and do the long walks instead of biking... He wants to do the walk/run and I will stick to the walk part.

So that is what is new with me - any words of wisdom for training for this?
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    Yes, psyche yourself up to keep to your training like watching Rocky movies. If it is a strenuous workout, rest the next day. The day before the race, eat pasta and potatoes. That will give you a much needed reserve of strength. Even if you can't sleep too well the night before, just rest. Drink lots of water, of course. Enjoy the process!! Great that you can train together!!
    3852 days ago
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    Wow, I am impressed! Slow and steady... well, steady anyway! And kudos for getting healthy food. My acupuncturist said that I actually do better with cooked veggies than raw since I seem to have some digestive issues. Do you do better with raw or cooked?

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love that you are getting out and enjoying the weather. Things are going well on the eating front for me -- I didn't finish my meal yesterday because I looked at it and said "If that goes into my belly I am going to feel SICK!" and stopped. Then again, I did have breadsticks.... one day at a time!

    3869 days ago
    Great idea for you and your DH to do the marathon together! There are training programs all over the internet to help. WTG and wishing you both luck and much success.

    3872 days ago
    Slow and steady. You might want to look at a 10K training regimen so that you can build yourself up for it.
    3877 days ago
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